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Chocolate, Espresso and Chilli Mousse

Chocolate, Espresso and Chilli Mousse

Spice up your Valentine's Day with this Chocolate, Espresso and Chilli Mousse!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Manuela Zangara


  • 125 gms – 4.4 oz. dark chocolate
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 40 gms – 1.4 oz. sugar
  • 30 ml – 1 oz. espresso
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ¼ to ½ tsp red chilli powder to taste
  • Whipped cream hearts to decorate


  1. Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or in a bain-marie and let it cool down slightly.
  2. Beat the egg whites until stiff with an electric mixer and keep them aside.
  3. Whisk the egg yolks and the sugar with an electric mixer until pale.
  4. Add the melted chocolate, chilli powder, espresso and milk and mix well until combined.
  5. Gently incorporate the whipped egg white into the chocolate mixture using a lifting and rolling motion, so that the mousse remains fluffy.
  6. Put the mousse in 2 serving glasses and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours before serving.
  7. Decorate it with heart shaped whipped cream (click here for a tutorial on how to make them) and some chilli flakes.