With just four simple ingredients needed, this easy Coffee Mousse recipe is the best! Perfect for coffee lovers and a great way to create a delicious and fluffy dessert. Ready in just 10 minutes this would be fun for a special occasion or the perfect way to end a meal at dinner parties.
When I say that this is the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers and fans of coffee, it really is! The flavor of this quick coffee mousse gives the best mouth texture along with a yummy coffee flavor. You can easily serve this mousse mixture in a small bowl or add it to a coffee mug for a fun look as well.
Easy recipes like this look hard and fancy to make, but I promise you that they're not! They're an easy creamy dessert that gives the perfect ending to a hard day! Treat yourself to this easy mocha mousse, or make it the star of the show at your next dinner party.
Be sure to check out my Oreo Iced Coffee Recipe for a fun flavor. This is inspired by our favorite cold brew coffee recipe that will have everyone coming back for more.
Heavy cream - This is used to create that rich flavor and fluffy texture needed to make the mousse.
Cream cheese - Using this adds a nice thickness to the recipe to hold those stiff peaks once mixed.
Powdered sugar - Perfect for adding a light and balanced sweetness.
Instant coffee granules - Needed to give this sweet treat a yummy coffee flavor.
How to make this Coffee Mousse Recipe
I decided to keep this an easy no-cook recipe. Other mousse recipes typically use egg whites or egg yolks. I wanted this to be easier and ready in just 10 minutes.
Step One: Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form in a stand mixer with a large bowl. Put the whipped cream mixture into a second bowl.
Step Two: Whip the cream cheese until it is softened in the stand mixer.
Alternatively, you can use a large mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer.
Add the powdered sugar and mix until fluffy and light.
Mix in the instant coffee.
And then add ⅓ of the whipped cream mixture to that.
Step Three: Slowly fold in the rest of the whipped cream.
It should look uniform in color at this point.
Step Four: Spoon or pipe into small serving bowls. We use a large piping bag with a star tip. If you want to add any toppings, now is the time! Chocolate covered coffee beans make a cute garnish.
Add flavors - You can add a little bit of vanilla extract for a fun vanilla flavor with this mousse texture.
Use espresso powder - If you don't have instant coffee granules or instant coffee powder, you can use espresso powder for this recipe. Any coffee mixture will work, but just know that some will have a stronger flavor than others. Espresso mousse sounds like a fun one to make!
Stir in melted chocolate - You can take these dessert cups over the top by stirring in some melted chocolate! Adding a chocolate mixture will really make this fluffy coffee dessert recipe taste sweet.
Add a sweetener of choice - If you want this whipped coffee mousse to be sweeter, you can add honey or even a little bit of maple syrup to the cream cheese mix.
Panna Cotta - If you love jello this Espresso Panna Cotta recipe takes it to a whole new level.
Can I make this recipe using hot cocoa powder?
You actually can! The fun part about this recipe is that it's versatile in how it can be made or altered. As long as you have an electric mixer to whip it all together well, using hot cocoa should work just fine. You can then add some chocolate shavings to the top to make a fun and easy dessert. This would be a great option to have for the kids to enjoy without having that coffee flavor.
Can I make this mocha mousse recipe using decaf coffee?
You bet! Since this is a type of dessert, most people don't want to be drinking strong black coffee at night. Don't deprive yourself of enjoying it, instead, swap out the regular coffee for decaf. No one will ever know the difference because this recipe will look and taste the same.
What toppings can I add to this simple no bake dessert?
Everyone knows that toppings are the best! Adding shaved chocolate on top of this coffee mousse is never a bad idea. You can also drizzle a little bit of melted milk chocolate on top or even use this mousse as a topping itself to pair with a delicious homemade sponge cake. Did I mention that you have options?
Don't forget that chocolate chips are the perfect go-to option to grab and add on top, too. White chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips work well for a fun flavor and taste.
Can I make this ahead of time?
For the best results, this is best to make and serve right away. Since you're doing a lot of mixing with the heavy whipping cream and other ingredients, once those peaks are formed, it's best to serve and enjoy. It is ok to make up to 24 hours ahead of time.
We use this as part of our Cappuccino Cake Recipe and leftovers of that are still amazing 3-4 days later.
You can also use it as a filling in our Espresso Cupcakes Recipe.
Coffee Mousse Recipe
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup cream cheese
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoon instant coffee granules
- Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Transfer to a separate bowl.
- Whip the cream cheese until softened. Add powdered sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Mix in the instant coffee until completely dissolved and well incorporated. Add ⅓ of the whipped cream and mix well.
- Slowly fold in the remaining whipped cream. Spoon or pipe into small serving bowls.