Adult Dessert – Chocolate Whiskey Mousse

Meet the adult version of the classic and elegant chocolate mousse.
By Tamara Novacoviç

This mousse doesn’t take long time to prepare and in this simplicity lies the key to its greatness. It is light, foamy, airy, yet has intense chocolate flavor enhanced by a bit of coffee and whiskey. I find alcohol to be the perfect addition for a chocolate dessert. Trust me, you will want to try this. Plus, ingredients for mousse au chocolat are almost always in your pantry.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Chocolate whiskey mousse
For me, this is the perfect dessert! Both elegant and simple.
Recipe Type: Dessert
  • 4 oz (120 g) good quality semi-sweet or bitter-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) butter
  • 2 tbsp strong coffee
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) whiskey
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 4 tbsp (60 g) sugar
  • ½ cup (120 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • whipped cream
  • cocoa powder
  • chocolate shavings
  1. Melt chocolate with butter and coffee in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Remove from heat and stir in whiskey.
  2. Whisk egg yolks with 2 tbsp sugar in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, just to cook them slightly, until they become foamy. Combine them with chocolate mixture.
  3. Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. Gradually beat in 2 tbsp sugar. Add gently to the previous mixture.
  4. Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form and add to the mixture. Combine well and divide among serving glasses. Refrigerate.
  5. Garnish and serve chilled.

  1. Brilliant. Every time I think of adding alcohol to anything chocolate I go for the rum. And now that you mention it, whiskey sounds so obvious. And brilliant!

  2. Amrita, thank you! I must say I also most often use rum, but lately started experimenting. I generally like to add alcohol to my desserts :)

  3. Tamara, this whiskey chocolate mousse is beyond delicious! I made it for a dinner with friends on New Year’s Eve and it was a BIG hit. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us, I’m always curious what you come up with next. I find your approach to cooking/baking/etc. very inspiring.

  4. Took the recipe for a test run with absinthe and white chocolate. It turned out a bit runny, I’m assuming due to the higher alcohol content of the absinthe. Chose to opt out of using the Coffee as well.

    Wonderful flavor. Thank you for the Recipe!

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