Recipe for Chocolate Mousse with Brandy - 2 Dads with Baggage
chocolate mousse recipe with brandy and white chocolate garnish

Recipe for Chocolate Mousse with Brandy

By Patti Werry – Full disclosure: I am a chocoholic. Pretty much a day doesn’t go by without chocolate in some form or another crossing my lips. Usually, it’s a post-lunch fix of a couple of Hershey Kisses. I keep the bag hidden in the back of the frig so I’m not tempted at other times, and selfishly so no one else in my family can find them. But this recipe for Chocolate Mousse with Brandy is a whole other level of chocolaty goodness.

Chocolate doesn’t have to be elaborate to satisfy my craving, although I’ll take a fancy box of truffles any day. I’m an equal opportunity addict – I’ll take milk, dark and even white. Ironically, I don’t care for chocolate ice cream or chocolate cake, but bring on the chocolate mousse.

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.

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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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.

Suggested Wine Pairing: Port

A nice port wine will pair nicely with this recipe for Chocolate Mousse with Brandy.

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?)


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

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