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Easy Blender Kahlua and Cream Chocolate Mousse

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Easy Blender Kahlua and Cream Chocolate Mousse

Today is national chocolate day. And the one person that I know that celebrates this day better than anyone else, passed away suddenly in her sleep last week, at a much too young of an age, and it was, still is, a huge shock to the entire food blog community.  Joan Hayes of the incredible blog  Chocolate Chocolate and More, died of a heart attack in her sleep, and today bloggers from all over are celebrating her life and love of all things chocolate. Joan, I wish you were still here so I could share this Kahlua and Cream Chocolate Mousse with you.
Easy Blender Kahlua and Cream Chocolate Mousse

I know Joan would love these. She did tell me once how she loved chocolate mousse. She loved chocolate everything.

Joan Hayes of

I am one of the very lucky ones to have not only met Joan in person but was able to spend time with her when I went to IFBC ( International Food Blogging Conference) in Seattle last year. I met her the first night of the conference. All the brands had tables in one of the main rooms with freebies of all sorts of fun items up for grabs for us.  I scanned the room and saw this tall blonde lady across the way and I made a beeline for her. I tapped her on the shoulder, she turned around and in her awesome southern drawl she said ” well hey darling! Its about damn time we met” and she gave me the biggest hug.  We then walked around the room gabbing and grabbing up goodies – pretty sure Joan and I hoarded most of the Rodelle Vanilla bean samples. I still have a bunch. We were giggling about hiding them from everyone else since vanilla beans are a hot commodity. Joan was even more amazing in person than online. And online via social media, chatting etc. she was a southern belle through and through. A real “Georgia Peach”.

Easy Blender Kahlua and Cream Chocolate Mousse

One of the days my friend Alejandra of The Marshmallow Studio ( She is peeking into the pic behind Joan), Joan and myself decided to  have a day of eating, shopping and adventuring.  We went out to breakfast at Macrina Bakery. The food was amazing. Joan and I both got HUGE lattes, and commented on how we wanted a splash of booze in it, being that it was the weekend and all. We talked about our love of Kahlua and how good it was in coffee.

Easy Blender Kahlua and Cream Chocolate Mousse

After breakfast we headed down the hill to catch a ferry to Bainbridge Island. Alejandra was very pregnant at the time so Joan and I decided to hold our bellies as we walked down the hill to show Alejandra our support since that’s was how she walked down the hills. We were all giggling and having a wonderful time. We stopped off at a trinket store and found some fun souvenirs. It was time to get on the ferry and it was such a nice ride over.

Easy Blender Kahlua and Cream Chocolate Mousse

Once over on Bainbridge island we walked around peeking at all the stores. We found a fun fabric store, a food blogger prop heaven store called Salt House Mercantile. Joan and I wanted one of each!  She was eyeing a round cutting board trying to figure out how she could get it in her suitcase.  She was a determined woman. And then? We went to a chocolate shop. Because Joan loved her chocolate she told me she was determined to get me to buy chocolate with her.  Which I did. And I am so so glad I was able to.  It was time to head back to the ferry, we walked as fast as Alejandra could walk with her very pregnant belly leading the way and we enjoyed a really nice ferry ride back. The skies were blue, the weather was warm. It really was a perfect day. One I will cherish forever. Joan – you are gone way too soon. We miss you. We love you. I hope you love this Kaluha and Cream Chocolate Mousse I made for you.

Easy Blender Kahlua and Cream Chocolate Mousse

Joan passed away last week at the age of 49. She was a single mom, and she left behind three amazing teenage kids. Joan had gone to bed with a stomach ache and nausea. Not really something that one would normally worry about. However, those are common symptoms of a heart attack in women. Heart attack symptoms for women are different than men. This article HERE lists the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack in women. They are good to know in case anyone you know and love suddenly develops these symptoms. You never know if this knowledge could help save someone’s life.   The news of Joan’s passing has the whole food blogging world reeling from the news as well as in tears.

Many of us came together today for National Chocolate day to celebrate Joan’s life with new chocolate recipes, with chocolate recipe round-ups and sharing many of Joan’s incredible recipes. Her blog was her means to support her family and bloggers all over are helping out to keep her legacy alive and keep her blog thriving to support her children. Any visit to her blog helps support her kiddos. I urge you to stop by her blog, bookmark it, sign up for emails and look around at all her amazing recipes.

I plan on using some for the upcoming holidays or anytime I am craving something sweet and chocolatey.  Chocolate Chocolate and More is her blog. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Easy Blender Kahlua and Cream Chocolate Mousse

Joan not only loved chocolate but she also loved Kahlua and cream to sip on.  I HAD to combine the two in a quick and easy delicious dessert, Kahlua and Cream Chocolate Mousse. The best part about this recipe is that it comes together super quick using a blender!

Yield: 4

Easy Blender Kahlua and Cream Chocolate Mousse

Easy Blender Kahlua and Cream Chocolate Mousse

Easy Blender Kahlua and Cream Chocolate Mousse Makes 4 servings Prep 20 minutes Chill time 3-4 hours

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • For the Mousse:
  • 10 ounces Chocolate Chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate)
  • 3 whole large eggs, room temperature (pasteurized if possible)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c strong coffee, boiling
  • 2 Tbsp Kahlua liqueur
  • 1 C heavy cream ( whipping cream)
  • For the Whipped Cream Topping:
  • 1 C heavy cream ( whipping cream)
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar (more if sweeter is desired)
  • 1 Tbsp Kahlua liqueur
  • 4 Tbsp chocolate shavings


  1. In a blender jar combine the chocolate chips, eggs, vanilla extract, salt and sugar. Turn blender on low and blend for one minute. Making sure the coffee is boiling, carefully add in into the blender while it is on. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes until the mixture is very smooth. Pour the mixture into a bowl, stir in two tablespoons of Kahlua and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Whip one cup of the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Add in one tablespoon of the powdered sugar and whip agin. Fold into the chocolate mixture until well combined then divide amongst 4 glasses. Chill another 2 hours.
  3. While the mousse is chilling in glasses Make the topping. Whip the heavy cream, powdered sugar and Kahlua to medium-stiff peaks. Spoon or pipe on top of the mousse and garnish with chocolate shavings. Serve chilled.


If you are concerned about the eggs not being fully cooked or can’t find pasteurized eggs, transfer the mixture from the blender to a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisking constantly for 5-6 minutes until the mixture is hot and smooth. Then transfer to a bowl to chill.

To make chocolate shavings, slightly warm the chocolate bar in your hands and use a vegetable peeler along the sides to make the shavings.

If non-alcoholic mousse is desired just leave out the Kahlua. No need to substitute anything in its place

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Chocolate mousse never tasted so good!!

Easy Blender Kahlua and Cream Chocolate Mousse

Joan, I hope you are in a place that is FULL of all the chocolate and Kahlua and creams that you could ever dream of and where the calories don’t count. Rest in peace, friend.

Joan Hayes


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    Diane M
    January 26, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Sorry, newbie here. Do you melt the chocolate chips first or does the hot coffee do that? Will adding the hot coffee to the eggs cook them?

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      January 27, 2017 at 7:04 am

      Follow the recipe as stated. The hot coffee melts the chips and the boiling coffee will heat the eggs enough to a safe level that you don’t have to worry about them being undercooked.

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    July 23, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I followed all of the steps carefully, but my finished product is very runny. I was hoping to use it as a filling between layers of chocolate mini bundt cakes. I will try to beat it again and see if it will thicken up. Any thoughts??

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      July 28, 2018 at 10:04 am

      It is definitely a thinner mousse than a traditionally made one but still should hold form well. I make sure it is well chilled before adding the whipped cream and I whip the cream until super stiff peaks not soft at all. Chilling is important for this recipe to work. Not sure it would work as a cake filling. Probably too soft for that.

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    March 9, 2019 at 8:08 am

    The recipe calls for both Kahlua and Kahlua liqueur? Aren’t they the same?

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      March 10, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      Yes one is for the mousse, one is for the whipped topping. I have been converting all my recipes over to a new card, my old recipe card plug in messed up a ton of my recipes. Trying to correct any errors as I go through them. Thanks for catching this for me!

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    Diane Castle
    May 4, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Is the whipped cream in the mouse as well as in the topping? The mouse ingredients say 1 cup whipping cream, but method does not state when to add it?

    • Reply
      May 4, 2020 at 7:09 pm

      Hi. It is in the second step of the recipe. First you make the chocolate part and chill. Whip the cream etc then fold into the chocolate and chill again. Then the remaining ingredients for the topping is a separate step

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