Coffee Borgia Mousse

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This delicious chocolate orange mousse is modeled after the coffee Borgia and is made with dark chocolate, instant espresso powder and orange zest.

coffee borgia mousse

This dessert was inspired by one of my favorite espresso drinks, the coffee Borgia. A Borgia is like a mocha (espresso, chocolate syrup, steamed milk) but with orange zest mixed in. It’s a wonderful flavor combination that I recreated in this chocolate orange mousse with melted semi-sweet chocolate, heavy cream, instant espresso powder and orange zest.

You can serve the mousse with a dollop of whipped cream to lighten it up a bit but I actually prefer to eat it by itself. The recipe is very easy to make and you can easily scale it up and make a fancy dessert for a large crowd.

How to make coffee Borgia mousse:

You start with 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder and 1 cup heavy cream. You add those three ingredients to a saucepan and heat them to dissolve the chocolate. Be careful not to get the cream too hot, it should just be warm enough to melt the chocolate.

how to make coffee borgia mousse step by step

how to make coffee borgia mousse step by step

Once the chocolate is melted, let the mix cool to room temperature, then transfer it to a mixing bowl, cover it and chill in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight.

how to make coffee borgia mousse step by step

Add 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest to the mix, then whip it into a mousse as if you were making regular whipped cream.

how to make coffee borgia mousse step by step

how to make coffee borgia mousse step by step

Pipe or spoon the mousse into individual serving bowls and garnish with a fresh slice of orange.

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If you’re in the mood for a white chocolate mousse instead, I recommend the White Chocolate Mousse below:

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Coffee Borgia Mousse

This delicious chocolate orange mousse is modeled after the coffee Borgia and is made with dark chocolate, instant espresso powder and orange zest.
Prep Time10 mins
Chill Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate orange mousse, coffee borgia mousse
Servings: 4
Calories: 255kcal

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate*
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon very finely grated orange zest (about one small orange)
  • 2 thin orange slices as garnish
  • whipped cream (optional)

Instructions:

  • Add the chocolate, the cream and the espresso powder to a saucepan and heat to dissolve the chocolate. Be careful not to get the cream too hot, it should just be warm enough to melt the chocolate.
  • Take the saucepan off the heat and let the mix cool completely.
  • Transfer the mix into a mixing bowl, cover and chill in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight.
  • Add the orange zest to the chocolate mix.
  • With an electric mixer, whip the mix into a mousse.
  • Garnish with the orange slices and serve by itself or with whipped cream.

Notes:

*Don't use chocolate morsels; morsels have stabilizers in them that actually prevent them from melting.

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal

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66 comments

    • Nicole Branan says:

      Hi Abbe!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! Things are great over here, I’m getting back to the blog after a bit of a break. Hope all is well with you too! <3

    • Nicole Branan says:

      Thank you so much, MJ! Don’t worry, I wouldn’t blame you at all if you ate it all yourself (and I did the same). :)

  1. Laura says:

    There is something seriously sexy about chocolate mousse. Such a grown up version of the pudding we enjoyed as kids. Love the ombre effect you have with yours, too. Stunning!

    • Nicole Branan says:

      Thank you so much, Laura!! I agree, chocolate mousse is so grown up but still so easy to prepare, I never get tired of making (nor eating) it. :)

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