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  • Writer's pictureBobbi Jo Lathan

Chocolate Mousse Martini

Updated: Dec 29, 2023

Here’s a little something sweet for your special someone ! They’ll find this wonderful Chocolate Mousse Martini absolutely intoxicating!

When I was a kid, as Momma and Daddy were getting ready for their dinner parties, Momma would say, “Now, Bobbi Jo? Go on downstairs, honey, and pour me and your Daddy some martinis from that silver martini shaker we got in the freezer. Remember now, your Daddy likes two cocktail onions in his, from that jar in the ice box, and I like one green olive in mine” Well… I thought this was great fun, and  loved the special glasses and bringin’ ‘em up for them as they were getting’ all dressed up for their big party.

Now that I’m all grown up, I have to say that I’m not much of a vodka drinker, (I’m a Wild Turkey gal, myself) but I do still associate the martini glass with something festive. So, when a friend of mine served up her fruit dessert in just such a glass, I thought, “What a great idea! How about a Chocolate Mousse Martini for Easter! And, you can have these martinis all night and never need a designated driver!”


Chocolate Mousse Martini

Recipe by: Bobbi Jo Lathan


30 mins


15 mins


45 mins


7 ounces 60% cocao chocolate (finely chopped)

1 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

4 egg yolks (room temperature)

¼ cup espresso (or strong coffee)

⅛ teaspoon salt

2 egg whites (beaten)


  1. Git yourself a bowl and whip the heavy cream and vanilla until it stiffens and forms some peaks. Then, put the beaten cream into the ice box to stay cool…that’s what we call a refrigerator, for all you Non-Southerners.

  2. Now, put a pot of water on the stove to barely simmer over a low heat. (I use a double boiler or a pot with the simmering water and a metal bowl set on top.)

  3. Once the water starts to gently simmer, put the chocolate into the metal bowl atop of the simmering water or into the top of your double boiler and stir (I use a wooden spoon) until it melts.

  4. While that chocolate is slowly melting, in another bowl, add the egg yolks and the sugar and salt together and whip this for about 5 or 6 minutes until it’s thick and fluffy.

  5. Once that chocolate is melted, add the coffee and keep stirring ‘til blended.

  6. Now, add the egg/sugar mixture and constantly stir ‘cause it’ll get thick pretty quick.

  7. Then, fold in the whipped cream and beaten egg whites until all blended and fluffy.

  8. Lastly, pour or spoon the fluffy mousse mixture into your martini glasses (you can also use marguerita glasses) and refrigerate for about 5 hours.

  9. Right before I serve it up, I top the Chocolate Mousse Martini with some semisweet or bittersweet chocolate shavings. Dee-lish!! AND… you can have as many of these here martinis as you want and still drive home safely!


It may take only 30 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to cook - but this will take at least 5 hours to set in the fridge! But once it's set - YUM!


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