Recipe: Chocolate Mousse à la Little Lotta Love - Stamford Moms

Looking for an adult version of dessert? Try this recipe for Chocolate Mousse à la Little Lotta Love! It’s delicious and includes both espresso and Bailey’s!

Scroll down for the recipe and be sure to check out Little Lotta Love! The chocolaterie was created by a Sarah, a Stamford mom of three who has a passion for the art of chocolate!


1 fresh brewed strong espresso (1.5 fl oz)
2 tbsp Coffee liqueur or Baileys (add a bit more if you like)
1 cup (around 150g) dark chocolate (70-85% cocoa)
3 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp sugar
Fresh whipped cream to decorate


  1. Mix espresso with liquor in a temperature resistant bowl and add chocolate broken into small chunks
  2. Place the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water and heat, stirring occasionally, until melted. Let it cool down a bit.
  3. Separate the eggs
  4. Mix sugar, yolks and vanilla extract into a creamy mess and blend it into the chocolate mix
  5. Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt stiff and gently mix into the lukewarm chocolate. Don’t overmix – you want a fluffy mousse.
  6. Fill chocolate mousse into cups and allow to cool down for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator
  7. Decorate with whipped cream or berries and enjoy!
  8. Add a twist? Just add a ¼ tsp of chili flakes and ½ tsp fresh ground cardamom to the chocolate. The mayans already knew that chocolate and chili pair great!

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