Easy Coffee Mousse

A good dessert begins with the letter M for mousse and ends with the letter C for coffee. For this reason, and for the sweet-toothed spoiled in our family, we bring you a simple recipe for the coffee mousse. So, if one of your favourite desserts is mousse, this delicious recipe with coffee flavour and aroma is ideal and also with very few ingredients that many have in our pantry, refrigerator or warehouse.

This simple but delicious easy coffee mousse dessert is perfect to surprise your visitors or any time, event or party you want. You will surprise your guests with something so simple, rich and with a taste of freshly made coffee.

The coffee mousse is characterized by its creaminess and the taste of freshly made coffee. Still, we must limit that if you do not want to lose the line is not advisable to consume it very often because it is not low in calories. So be careful that this homemade coffee mousse hooks you up because of its easy preparation and its addictive and rich texture; you have to be careful not to overdo it. Some people also use the coffee mousse as a filling, not as a stand-alone dessert.

And to set the bar higher, did you know that making your own sweets at home makes it easy to add more toppings, creams and decorations to your own personal taste? Bakers are all the same! For this reason, the best candy is the one you can prepare to your liking at home with the taste, colours and extra decorations you prefer. So, let’s start with the easy and traditional coffee mousse recipe.

Ingredients of the easy coffee mousse

(For 4 people)

  • (1) Small spoonful of unflavoured gelatine.
  • (2) tablespoons of soluble coffee.
  • (1) cup of whipped cream.
  • Water.
  • (1) can of condensed milk.
  • (1) one teaspoon of vanilla essence.
  • Cinnamon or cocoa powder to taste for decoration.

How to make the easy coffee mousse recipe

In half a cup of water, we will mix the unflavoured gelatine. Stir well and leave to stand for about 2 minutes. In a pot or boiler, we are going to add the condensed milk cream, the teaspoon of vanilla extract and the coffee, leave it on low heat until the mixture boils. Remove and stir constantly while the mixture cools down and has a creamy consistency.

Now, add the whipped cream gently to the mixture until all the ingredients are fully integrated.

Just serve this coffee mousse with cream in its best gala (cup) and refrigerate for at least two hours. You can add a pinch of cinnamon or cocoa powder to taste it, or you can add some bitter chocolate shavings or pieces of red fruits that also go very well.

Here we bring you a video with a recipe similar to ours to guide you a little more.

It is usually used as a dessert, but you can also use this coffee mousse to fill cakes or to decorate other more complex desserts.

Coffee mousse: Enhanced recipe

A simple and energizing way to enhance a dessert such as coffee mousse is by adding to our ingredients a few sips of coffee liqueur or other liquor of your preference. Ideal also for those who want to make the coffee mousse without cream. Let’s see the preparation:

Ingredients of the coffee mousse with liqueur

  • 1 tablespoon of soluble coffee.
  • 2 tablespoons of grenetine (powdered gelatine).
  • 1 cup of whipping cream.
  • 2 tablespoons of icing sugar.
  • 3/4 cup of coffee liqueur
  • 1/4 cup of cold water.

How to make a coffee mousse with liqueur (step by step)

Start by moisturising the gelatine in water, resting for a few minutes and then in a water bath to dissolve the gelatine.  Remove from the heat and rest.

Beat the cream with the icing sugar and the coffee in a bowl. Continue until the consistency becomes spongy and firm.  With a winding movement, add the grenetine and the coffee liqueur until it is completely integrated.

Spread the preparation of this coffee mousse without cream in moulds or glasses and refrigerate until it sets. And all that remains is to wish you a very good cup of coffee.

And to finish our session of simple coffee mousse recipes, we go with two other new preparations.

Coffee and chocolate mousse: Recipe

This recipe can be made with any type of chocolate, but we recommend making the coffee mousse with dark chocolate. These are two ingredients that always combine well, so success is assured.

Ingredients of the coffee and dark chocolate mousse

(For 4 people)

  • 1 large spoonful of soluble coffee
  • 200 ml double cream.
  • 200 ml of milk.
  • 75 grams of sugar.
  • 4 egg yolks.
  • 200 grams of chocolate (dark, if possible)

How to make the coffee and chocolate mousse (step by step)

The first thing is to melt the chocolate and heat the milk a little (to warm it up, so before it starts boiling, you should take it off the heat).

Then prepare the instant coffee too, by dissolving it a little bit in the water.

When you have these three elements ready, set them aside for a few moments.

Now get to work: beat the yolks well with the sugar, and when they are very dense, add the coffee that you have dissolved before.

Now it’s time to put everything together to make our coffee mousse: first, pour the beaten yolks into the hot milk, and cook everything for 4 or 5 minutes over medium heat. It cannot be brought to a boil, so be careful with this step.

The final consistency should be creamy, consistent and dense.

When you have it, it’s time to pour it all over the melted dark chocolate. And stir everything well until you have a homogeneous mixture—the more homogeneous, the better. And put everything aside to cool.

As a final step: whip the double cream and add it to the mixture, which should already be cold. When you have mixed it all up, it’s time to put it in the fridge for a few hours so that your guests (or you) can drink it fresh. The recipe for the dark chocolate and coffee mousse is a delight!


Light coffee mousse

If you’re worried about a line or following some kind of diet, you can always choose to make this light coffee mousse without eggs.

Light coffee mousse: Ingredients

  • 500 millilitres of cream with 35% fat.
  • 120 millilitres of double cream or whole milk.
  • 30 grams of soluble coffee.
  • 150 grams of brown sugar.
  • 250 grams of mascarpone cheese or cream.
  • 5 grams of powdered agar.

How to make a coffee mousse without eggs

Because it contains agar in its ingredients, the preparation of coffee mousse begins with a special treatment for this ingredient. So we start by placing the direct agar powder in the 120 millilitres of double cream or whole milk. After that, we proceed to whip the cream with the brown sugar, which should be as cold as possible (but not frozen, mind you), and we reserve it in the refrigerator.

Note: You can use another type of sweetener that you like, such as white sugar, stevia, sweetener, fructose, maple syrup etc.

Then we add the milk with the dissolved agar to the coffee and mix well so that it integrates. Now, we are going to proceed to add the mascarpone cheese or cream; mix it gently until the ingredients are well integrated into a fine homogeneous cream, which we will put to warm up a little.

When it is at the ideal temperature, we add the whipped cream to the cream, an operation that we recommend to carry out very gently, patiently and with slight movements in a wrapping way so as not to lose the air obtained when we whip the cream; for this reason. This will guarantee that our egg-free coffee mousse acquires the typical texture of this kind of dessert.

Finally, we pour our low-calorie coffee mousse into the containers in which we will taste this delicious delicacy of the gods. Don’t forget that this dessert needs to be in the fridge for at least two hours to set and cool.