Heavy whipping cream with a pinch of coffee and cream of tartar sets this Coffee Mousse apart from the rest. With a velvety smooth texture, couple this with your next cheesecake or biscoff for an unforgettable treat!
I enjoy a chocolate mousse from time to time, but nothing else compares to this whip cream Coffee Mousse!
Table of contents
- WHY YOU'LL LOVE COFFEE MOUSSE
- WHAT YOU'LL NEED COFFEE MOUSSE
- HOW TO MAKE COFFEE MOUSSE
- HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT MOUSSE
- CAN I PREP THE WHIPPING CREAM MIX BEFORE ADDING INTO THE SAUCEPAN?
- HOW LONG DOES COFFEE MOUSSE KEEP?
- CAN I USE VEGAN BUTTER IN MOUSSE?
- HOW TO TELL IF EGGS ARE FRESH?
- TOPPINGS THAT PAIR WELL WITH COFFEE MOUSSE
- ADDITIONAL RECIPES TO TRY
Sometimes used as a coffee replacement, I whip up this coffee mousse as a morning drink, a weekend treat, and even as a post-workout refreshment.
The coffee and powdered sugar are what really draw me in.
After smelling the hints of toasted coffee beans mixed with powdered sugar and whipping cream, I get an instant jolt of energy.
And that’s even before tasting it!
For gourmet coffee lovers, you can pair this mousse with Reddi-Wip whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and chocolate syrup for your take on a caramel macchiato.
Or paired with vanilla bean ice cream, chunks of strawberries and eaten as a dessert.
Either way, this coffee mousse is wickedly delicious and should be experienced at least once every other season.
Unless you’re like me and get highly addicted to it!
WHY YOU'LL LOVE COFFEE MOUSSE
- Quick to prepare
- Can be eaten alone or with toppings
- A cool treat for coffee lovers
- Packed with protein
- Refrigerator safe
WHAT YOU'LL NEED COFFEE MOUSSE
- Large eggs
- Powdered sugar
- Granulated coffee
- Whipping Cream
- Cream of Tartar
As well as a saucepan, wooden spoon, mixing bowl, whisker, measuring cups, mousse cups (or glasses), and spoons.
HOW TO MAKE COFFEE MOUSSE
- Grab a medium-sized bowl and whip your egg whites and cream of tartar together.
- Add in your coffee and slowly blend in until smooth. Set aside.
- Next, grab the saucepan, and while unheated, place your whipping cream, coffee, and powdered sugar inside. Stir until well blended.
- Now turn your eye on high heat and add the butter to your saucepan mixture. Continue stirring until the butter has melted.
- Next, add in your egg yolks and continue stirring.
- Once your heated mix is blended, slowly add in your cream of tartar mix and fold in.
- Transfer the mousse into your mousse cups (or glasses) and place them in the refrigerator for three (3) hours minimum.
HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT MOUSSE
Whether you’re creating a coffee, chocolate, or even pumpkin spice mousse, it is crucial not to allow the ingredients to lump together.
Mousse requires a constant stirring gesture (think roux) that without it would become a gooey mess.
The trick to getting this coffee mousse right (or any mousse for that matter) is to envelope the steps. This means to have your egg white mix prepped and at the ready for combing into your saucepan.
CAN I PREP THE WHIPPING CREAM MIX BEFORE ADDING INTO THE SAUCEPAN?
Yes, you can. Similar to the cream of tartar, you can grab a medium-sized bowl and prepare the whipping cream, coffee, and powdered sugar off to the side since it does not require heat at this stage. This will also help to keep the folding constant and the mousse lump-free.
HOW LONG DOES COFFEE MOUSSE KEEP?
Coffee mousse can be kept in the refrigerator for up to five (5) days before spoiling. It is best to keep it in an air-tight container and place it towards the back of the refrigerator to stay cool. Because of the use of eggs and butter, we don’t recommend eating it if it has sat outside of the fridge. Double if it’s been around heat for more than a few hours.
CAN I USE VEGAN BUTTER IN MOUSSE?
Yes. For a flavorful blend that resembles natural butter, I suggest Earth Balance original, Country Crock Almond flavor, or Organic Truth Plant-Based Buttery spread. All three (3) are my favorite go-to butters and will work well in this mousse when making substitutions.
HOW TO TELL IF EGGS ARE FRESH?
Grab a bowl of cool, room temperature water and place your eggs inside. If the egg floats to the bottom of your bowl and stays, then it is considered fresh. If the opposite occurs, and it remains floating, then the eggs are bad.
We go over how to tell a good egg from a bad egg in our article, How To Boil Eggs, should you be curious to learn more.
TOPPINGS THAT PAIR WELL WITH COFFEE MOUSSE
Whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and buttercream icing are all lovely toppings for this mousse. If using whipped cream or icing, add in a few pieces of strawberries as a nice touch. You could also place a caramel drizzle on top of the whipped cream to resemble gourmet coffee. Tasty!
ADDITIONAL RECIPES TO TRY
- EGGNOG COFFEE CAKE
- NO-BAKE CHERRY ALMOND MOUSSE PIE
- COCONUT MINI CHEESECAKE
- CRANBERRY BANANA OATMEAL MUFFINS
- GOUDA CHEESE OMELET