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Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"A wonderful light (if slightly alcoholic) mousse that will be sure to end your dinner on the perfect note!"
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4 h 45 m servings 486
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar with an electric mixer set on medium speed until pale, creamy, and starting to thicken, about 5 minutes.
  2. With clean beaters, whip the cream in a non-plastic bowl on medium speed until fluffy and the cream forms stiff peaks. Use a rubber spatula or wire whisk to fold 1/3 of the yolk mixture into the whipped cream. Gently run the spatula through the center of the bowl, then around the sides of the bowl, repeating until fully incorporated. Add the remaining yolk mixture and then the Irish cream liqueur, folding just until incorporated.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate very gently on low power just until melted; stir to dissolve any lumps. Very gently fold the chocolate into the Irish cream mixture as before, keeping as much fluffy volume as possible. With clean beaters, beat the egg whites on medium-high speed in a non-plastic bowl to stiff peaks; gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until evenly incorporated. Spoon the mousse into individual dessert cups or glasses, and chill for 4 to 6 hours.


  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, Making Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 486 calories; 30.9 46 8.7 240 90 Full nutrition

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No explanation for why this was a total failure for me, especially considering the reviewer preceding me had such success. The problem was particularly in the 2nd step - the egg yolk/Irish Cream...

This was delicious! I followed the recipe exactly with a few minor changes. (1), I used Nestle's semi-sweet mini chocolate chips and reduced the amount of white sugar to about 1/3 cup. It sti...

I found this to be a labor intensive recipe based on the number of items you had to blend separately and then carefully fold together. The hardest was trying to get the chocolate to blend with t...

My guests raved at an all ladies party! I've never made mousse before and was worried. It was a light mousse with great flavor. Followed the steps exactly, but used good quality chocolate chips ...

This was delicious!