Decadent Coffee Mousse Pie Recipe – Indulge Today!

Welcome to my latest obsession – the Coffee Mousse Pie Recipe. As a barista, I’m constantly working on enhancing my coffee expertise and I was super excited when I came across this recipe that combines two of my favourite things: coffee and desserts!

Imagine biting into a rich, decadent mocha mousse pie, filled with crumbly graham cracker crust and topped with a generous serving of whipped topping. For me, it’s the ultimate treat that hits all the right spots.

This recipe offers a great opportunity to experiment with different variations like cappuccino, espresso or even chocolate mocha mousse. You can also customize various ingredients like using milk chocolate instead of semisweet chocolate, making the coffee flavour stronger or perhaps adding a coconut crust for an added edge.

Whether you’re looking to impress your guests at your next dinner party or simply indulge in a perfectly sweet and creamy dessert, this recipe is perfect for everyone. So go ahead and give it a try – trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Mousse Pie
Coffee Mousse Pie

Are you craving a rich and indulgent dessert that satisfies your coffee and chocolate cravings? Look no further than the alluring mocha mousse pie. This dessert is perfect for coffee lovers and chocoholics alike, and is sure to become your go-to recipe for dinner parties or just a cozy night in.

What sets this chocolatey dessert apart from the rest is its velvety smooth coffee mousse filling, made by blending instant coffee, unflavored gelatin, and whipped cream. The airy yet luxurious texture of this mousse will transport you to a Parisian cafe with each decadent bite.

But that’s not all – to make things truly extravagant, this recipe incorporates luscious layers of milk and dark chocolate ganache on top of the mousse. The bittersweet chocolate balances perfectly with the creamy sweetness of the other layers, resulting in a final product that truly tastes like heaven.

Not only is this recipe easy to make – it only requires 30 minutes of prep time – but it is also customizable! Use your favorite brand of instant coffee or experiment with ground cardamom or cinnamon for added flavor. Additionally, you can swap out the graham cracker crust for an almond crust or swap the topping for fresh berries if you prefer something lighter.

In conclusion, once you try this mocha mousse pie, with its layers of decadent flavors and textures, it will quickly become a staple in your dessert repertoire. The effortless preparation combined with its versatility makes it an excellent choice for any occasion – from cozy movie nights in with family to elegant dinner parties. So what are you waiting for? Indulge yourself and try out this coffee-inspired masterpiece today.

Ingredient List

 Get ready to savor every bite with this delicious and airy coffee dessert.
Get ready to savor every bite with this delicious and airy coffee dessert.

Before we dive into making this coffee mousse pie, let’s first take a look at the ingredients you’ll need. Some items you may already have in your pantry or fridge, while others you may need to pick up at the grocery store. Gather the following ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crusts

For the Coffee Mousse Filling:

  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons of unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons of hot water
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened

For the Whipped Cream Topping:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • chocolate chips, chopped for topping

You will also need a 9-inch pie dish, mixer and mixing bowls. Gather these tools as well before starting.

The Recipe How-To

 Give your taste buds a sweet and satisfying treat with this indulgent coffee mousse pie.
Give your taste buds a sweet and satisfying treat with this indulgent coffee mousse pie.

Now, let’s dive into the how-to of this coffee mousse pie recipe that will have you and your guests craving for more. Get ready to make a mile-high, sweet, and creamy dessert that will be the center of attention at any diner party.

Ingredients 1 – The Crust

First things first, let’s guide you through making the perfect graham cracker pie crust.

Ingredient List:

  • 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Recipe How-To:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs and sugar until combined.
  3. Pour in the melted butter and mix until well combined.
  4. Press the mixture onto the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie dish.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool while preparing the filling.

Ingredients 2 – The Filling

Now, let’s move on to preparing the creamy and delicious coffee mousse pie filling.

Ingredient List:

  • 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) coffee liqueur (optional)

Recipe How-To:

  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over hot water and stir until dissolved. Set aside.
  2. In another small bowl, whisk together instant coffee granules, sugar, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  3. Melt the chopped chocolate in a double boiler or microwave and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whip heavy whipping cream using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  5. Add in sweetened condensed milk, dissolved gelatin mixture, coffee granule mixture, and melted chocolate. Mix until well combined.
  6. Pour filling into cooled pie crust and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Optional: Before serving, top with whipped cream and garnish with chocolate shavings.

Enjoy your delicious coffee mousse pie that will melt in your mouth!

Substitutions and Variations

 This heavenly dessert is just what you need to impress your guests and satisfy your cravings.
This heavenly dessert is just what you need to impress your guests and satisfy your cravings.

If you’re looking to mix things up with this coffee mousse pie recipe, there are plenty of substitutions and variations you can try out. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Coconut Crust: Instead of using a graham cracker pie crust, try a coconut crust for a tropical twist.

2. Chocolate Pudding: Love chocolate? Substitute the coffee mousse for chocolate pudding to create a delicious chocolate cream pie.

3. Dark Chocolate: For a richer flavor, use semisweet or bittersweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate in your mousse recipe.

4. Espresso Mousse: Swap out the instant coffee granules with espresso powder and make an Espresso Mousse Pie!

5. Raspberry Mousse: Love fruit flavors? Fold in some raspberry sauce or puree into the mixture to create a fruity twist on this classic dessert.

6. Vanilla Mousse: Not a fan of coffee? Substitute the instant coffee for pure vanilla extract and create a totally different dessert!

7. Gluten-Free: Looking for a gluten-free version of this recipe? Try making a homemade chocolate pie crust with almond flour instead of graham crackers.

No matter what substitution or variation you choose, this mousse pie recipe will still be deliciously decadent and satisfying. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find your own unique spin on this classic dessert!

Serving and Pairing

 With its smooth and creamy texture, this coffee mousse pie will make your day brighter.
With its smooth and creamy texture, this coffee mousse pie will make your day brighter.

Mocha mousse pie is a rich and decadent dessert, perfect for special occasions or when you need to indulge. Serve the slices chilled with a dollop of whipped cream or Cool Whip, and garnish with chocolate shavings or curls for a sophisticated touch.

This coffee mousse pie pairs beautifully with a cup of hot coffee or espresso, particularly if you’re a coffee lover. It’s also delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to cut through the richness of the chocolate and coffee flavors.

If you want to elevate the flavour profile, try topping your mocha mousse pie slices with fresh berries such as raspberries or cherries. The tartness of the fruits complements the bittersweet chocolate and coffee notes in the pie, making it a refreshing finish to any meal.

For coffee enthusiasts, there’s nothing like cappuccino mousse pie – this smooth and creamy variation is a treat that both satisfies the sweet tooth and gives an extra kick of caffeine.

Whatever occasion you’re celebrating, mocha mousse pie is a showstopper. Indulgent, bold and simply divine – it’s the perfect dessert to make your gathering memorable.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 For coffee lovers, this dessert will be a true feast for the senses and a delightful surprise for the palate.
For coffee lovers, this dessert will be a true feast for the senses and a delightful surprise for the palate.

If you’re planning to prepare coffee mousse pie recipe ahead of time, you’re in for a treat. This dessert can be easily made ahead of schedule, which makes it perfect for entertaining or busy days. Here are some tips to ensure your coffee mousse pie is just as delicious when you serve it:

Make-Ahead: You can make the coffee mousse pie up to two days before serving it. Once the pie has been prepared and chilled, cover it with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Storing: Store any leftover coffee mousse pie in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap or a lid until you are ready to enjoy it again. The pie will keep well in the fridge for up to three days.

Reheating: Coffee mousse pie is best served chilled, but if you prefer a warm dessert, you have a few options. You can let the chilled pie sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before reheating it so that it can come to room temperature. Alternatively, you can place slices of the pie on a baking sheet and heat them in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5-7 minutes.

To sum up, this delightful coffee mousse pie recipe is not only easy to make but also convenient to store and reheat so that you can enjoy its rich mocha flavor anytime. Whether you plan to serve it after dinner or as an afternoon treat, this creamy dessert will surely be a hit among your guests and family.

Tips for Perfect Results

 You won't be able to resist this decadent coffee
You won’t be able to resist this decadent coffee

Creating the perfect coffee mousse pie can be a daunting task. But don’t worry, with a few tips and tricks up your sleeve, you can easily whip up a delicious and impressive dessert for any occasion. Here are some tips for perfect results:

Firstly, when melting chocolate, make sure to use a low heat setting and stir frequently to prevent burning. Burnt chocolate will turn lumpy and grainy, ruining the silky smooth texture of your mousse pie.

Secondly, adding too much gelatin or whipped cream to your mousse can result in a dense and rubbery texture. Be mindful to follow the recipe instructions regarding measurements and folding techniques to avoid overdoing it.

Thirdly, using high-quality instant coffee granules will give you the best results in terms of flavor. Be sure to use the amount specified in the recipe as adding too much coffee can make your pie bitter.

Fourthly, refrigerating your pie for at least two hours or overnight will set the mousse properly and give it a creamy texture. Resist the temptation of cutting into it early. Trust us- it’s worth the wait!

Lastly, consider experimenting with different crusts and toppings like graham cracker, coconut crust or chocolate shavings to add texture and flavor to your pie.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to impress your guests with your mile-high mocha mousse masterpiece!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this coffee mousse pie recipe is a dessert dream come true. It boasts a rich and decadent flavor that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. With its variety of mocha, espresso, and cappuccino mousse options, there’s a flavor for every coffee lover out there. Plus, the versatility of this recipe allows you to customize it to your liking with different crusts, toppings, and variations.

Whether you’re looking to impress guests at a dinner party or simply treat yourself after a long day, this coffee mousse pie recipe will not disappoint. So gather your ingredients and get baking! Indulge in the creamy goodness of this mile-high mousse pie and savor each delectable bite.

In today’s fast-paced world, taking the time to indulge in a homemade dessert like this can be a rare luxury. But trust me when I say that the effort is well worth it. So go ahead, treat yourself to something sweet and delicious – you deserve it!

Coffee Mousse Pie

Coffee Mousse Pie Recipe

A recipe from the issue of January 2007 of Coup de pouce. This is a recipe that is not expensive. And a few ingredients required.
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 1 min
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 364.7 kcal


  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (7 g) packet unflavored gelatin
  • 300 ml Eagle Brand Condensed Milk
  • 2 cups Cool Whip
  • 1 (9 inch) graham cracker pie crusts
  • chocolate, grated (obtional)


  • In a small bowl, mix coffee and water. Sprinkle with gelatine and let soften 5 minutes. Cook in microwave for about 15 seconds. Stir and repeat the same step, if needed, until gelatine has completely melted and coffee is dissolve. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix eagle brand and gelatine mixture. With a spatula, add the cool whip to the cool whip mixture by folding delicately. Pour the mixture in the graham crust and put in the fridge for 45 minutes or until the filling is set. Sprinkle with chocolate if wanted.

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Serving: 105gCalories: 364.7kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 6.1gFat: 16.4gSaturated Fat: 8.3gCholesterol: 16.3mgSodium: 238mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 41.8g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Easy, Inexpensive, Microwave, Pie, Refrigerator
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