Easy Viennese Mousse

Technically, this light, spiced mocha mousse is closer to a Chantilly cream—but it’s so delicious, your guests will never guess how quick and easy it was to make.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2½ cups chilled heavy cream, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. coffee liqueur
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp. ground allspice
  • ¼ cup superfine sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. dark chocolate shavings

Directions

  • Melt the chocolate and ¼ cup of the cream in the top of a double boiler over hot, not simmering, water, stirring continuously. Stir in the coffee liqueur, vanilla, espresso powder, and allspice. Set aside.
  • Whip the remaining cream, using an electric mixer on a high speed, until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in the sugar, beating only long enough to incorporate.
  • Slowly pour a thin stream of the warm melted chocolate into the cold whipped cream while continuing to beat. Spoon into serving glasses and top with chocolate shavings.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2½ cups chilled heavy cream, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. coffee liqueur
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp. ground allspice
  • ¼ cup superfine sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. dark chocolate shavings

Directions

  • Melt the chocolate and ¼ cup of the cream in the top of a double boiler over hot, not simmering, water, stirring continuously. Stir in the coffee liqueur, vanilla, espresso powder, and allspice. Set aside.
  • Whip the remaining cream, using an electric mixer on a high speed, until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in the sugar, beating only long enough to incorporate.
  • Slowly pour a thin stream of the warm melted chocolate into the cold whipped cream while continuing to beat. Spoon into serving glasses and top with chocolate shavings.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories610
Total Fat47g
Saturated Fat31g
Cholesterol145mg
Sodium70mg
Total Carbohydrate38g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars33g
Protein5g