Quick and Dirty Chocolate Mousse

Last week, I came home from the work to find that someone (godchild 2) had left me a pot of chocolate mousse in the fridge.IMG_3954I had heard a lot about this mousse, it had guinness in it but no egg and was really, really simple. H had found it here and decided after making and then tasting it, that it was good but really didn’t need to me make into a cheesecake or have anything else added to it.

After I ate it and I called her to thank her we had a conversation about it, because that’s what we like to do, we like to talk about our cooking and what would make it better. My feeling was that it could do with more cocoa and we both decided that the guinness didn’t add anything, so maybe it could be replaced by coffee to enhance the chocolate flavour.

It’s not elaborate or fancy but it’s a good desert and if you were the sort of person who had people over to dinner and little time to make a pudding, then the 10 minutes it takes to pull it together and then throw it in the fridge, would be time well spent.IMG_3956


200g cream cheese

4 tablespoons of cocoa powder

3/4 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of coffee

1 cup double cream


  1. Add cream cheese, sugar, cocoa powder and coffee to a bowl and beat until smooth
  2. Add the cream and beat until mixture forms stiff peaks.
  3. Spoon into cups or glasses, you can eat straight away but it’s better if you put it in the fridge for a couple of hours.

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