Valentine's Day Recipe for Chocolate Mousse - 2 Dads with Baggage
chocolate mousse with whipped cream and chocolate accents

Valentine’s Day Recipe for Chocolate Mousse

My friend Patti is an admitted chocoholic. Coming from a family of chocoholics, I know what this feels like and fully support this addiction! I mean if I’m going to be addicted to anything, chocolate is the least of my worries haha. To feed her addition – and mine – she created this recipe for Chocolate Mousse with Brandy that is a whole other level of chocolaty goodness.

Assortment of fine chocolate candies, white, dark, and milk chocolate Sweets
If you’re going to go with chocolate, make sure it’s the best!

Patti describes herself as an equal opportunity addict. She’ll enjoy milk chocolate, dark chocolate and even white chocolate (which technically isn’t really chocolate at all). At our house, we’re all over the board. I like dark chocolate and so does Triton. The girls are pretty specific about liking only milk chocolate, and at their age I felt the same. It’s only as I’ve grown older that my taste for dark chocolate has overtaken the others.

But this recipe for Chocolate Mousse with Brandy checks all the boxes.

A trio of chocolate mousses with white chocolate leaves, chocolate shavings and sprinkles
Good things come in 3s.

Recipe for Chocolate Mousse with Brandy

This recipe for chocolate mousse checks all of the boxes for me. It’s easy to whip up in a short amount of time using simple ingredients. The flavor, thanks to the brandy and espresso, is rich – but not too sweet – with a sophisticated tone. The hardest thing about the recipe? Waiting overnight for the mousse to set!

Chocolate Mousse with Brandy

ingredients to make chocolate mousse with brandy
This delicious chocolate mousse only calls for a few simple ingredients.

Makes 6 – 8 servings

Ingredients for Recipe for Chocolate Mousse with Brandy

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 12 ounce package of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
chocolate mousse ingredients
Once you have all the ingredients prepared, this chocolate mousse recipe takes 15 minutes to make.


1. Beat egg whites and sugar, adding sugar a little at a time, until stiff.

2. Scald the milk: Put the milk in a sauce pan with a heavy bottom. Heat the milk over medium heat, stirring regularly, until just below boiling, when small bubbles start to form around the edge of the pan. Remove from heat.

3. In a blender, add yolks, chocolate chips, instant espresso, brandy and milk. Blend until liquified.

4. Fold chocolate mixture into egg whites until no white is showing. Pour into ramekins and refrigerate overnight.

Freshly made chocolate mousse recipe ready to chill in the refrigerator.
Pour the mousse into a ramekin or glass and set in the refrigerator to chill overnight.

5. Before serving, garnish with any combination of the following: whipping cream, chocolate curls or sprinkles, cocoa powder, white chocolate leaves.

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chocolate mousse recipe with brandy and white chocolate garnish
This velvety chocolate mousse can be topped any number of ways.


Got a Sweet Tooth?

If you have a hankering for other delicious dessert recipes, try these:

Fresh Apricot Pistachio Cake Recipe

Pistachio Pudding Cake

(Guess we like pistachios, huh?)

Slice of Apricot Pistachio Cake with Amaretto and a dollop of whipped cream.
Served with a dollop of whipped cream, this Apricot Pistachio Cake is delicious day or night.

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