Chocolate Mousse



  • 1 tsp unflavored gelatin
  • ¼ cup Spice Horizon cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp cold water
  • 1 tsp Spice Horizon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp boiling water
  • 1 cup heavy cream (very cold)
  • ½ cup Spice Horizon free-trade organic sugar
  • Optional: 2 Tbsp hot espresso coffee instead of boiling water


  1. Sprinkle gelatin over the cold water in a small bowl, stir and let stand for 1 minute to soften.
  2. Add boiling water (or optional espresso); stir until gelatin is dissolved.
  3. Mix together the sugar and cocoa powder in a small bowl.
  4. Add heavy cream and vanilla extract to the sugar and cocoa mixture.
  5. Beat cream, vanilla, sugar and cocoa with a hand mixer at medium speed until it forms stiff peaks.
  6. Pour in the gelatin mixture and beat until well-blended.
  7. Spoon into serving dishes and chill at least 30 minutes prior to serving.


Top with freshly whipped cream (add a Tbsp of powdered sugar while whipping the heavy cream to make sweet Chantilly cream), then add a sprinkle of freeze dried coffee (if you like the coffee option), or a few raspberries, and even some shaved dark chocolate. The sky is the limit for toppings with this delicious dessert.

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