Chocolate To Mocha: The 6 Decadent Mousse Flavours To Try

With its rich and decadent taste, mousse is among the most popular desserts across the globe. Made with whipped cream, egg whites, or both to achieve a light and airy texture, it is said to have originated in the 18th century in France. The early versions of mousse were simply whipped cream flavoured with ingredients like coffee, liqueurs or chocolate and used as a topping for other desserts.  

However, the indulgent taste increased its popularity and people began experimenting with this French dessert by incorporating egg whites and gelatin into the recipe to create a standalone treat with a more luxurious texture. Today, there are a wide variety of ingredients that are used to prepare mousse, creating endless possibilities for dessert lovers.  

Here are six delicious mousse flavours you can enjoy: 

Chocolate Mousse  

This is the most popular variation of mousse, which everybody loves. Prepared within half an hour, it is ideal for family dinners and evening parties. This decadent dessert has a rich and smooth texture that melts in your mouth. The main ingredients of chocolate mousse are eggs, chocolate, and cream. You can also garnish it with whipped cream, fruit or chocolate shavings for an extra touch of elegance. 

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse 

This bright and extra-creamy mousse combines the refreshing tang of lemon with the luxurious taste of cheesecake. Made with whipped cream cheese and lemon curd, it has the right amount of sweetness. This dessert is topped with fresh berries and a Graham cracker crust before serving. Lemon cheesecake mousse is a perfect afternoon pick-me-up. 

Mocha Mousse 

This decadent dessert is a must-try for all caffeine lovers. It is basically a light and airy chocolate mousse infused with the rich flavour of coffee. The combination of both of these ingredients creates a delightful balance between sweetness and a subtle bitterness. Made with whipped cream, it is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. 

Strawberry-Daiquiri Mousse 

This amazing dessert combines the sweetness of mousse with the boozy touch of rum. Being a perfect summer treat, this light and refreshing dessert is made by muddling fresh strawberries with rum, lime and sugar and then blended into a smooth puree. Further, this fruity base is folded with whipped cream and egg whites, creating a delightful mousse. 

Mango Mousse

Mango mousse is a rich and refreshing dessert that is perfect for any summer occasion. It is prepared with fresh mangoes, whipped cream and a touch of sweetener. It is easy to prepare but can become an elegant treat at any time of the day. To enhance the taste and texture, add chopped nuts or your favourite fruits on top before serving. 

Salted Caramel Mousse

This unique mousse combines the rich sweetness of caramel with a touch of salty contrast. The base of this dessert is made with whipped cream and caramel sauce, along with flakes of sea salt. It can be enjoyed on its own, or you can garnish it with a drizzle of caramel sauce, crumbled cookies and fresh berries.