Easy chocolate mousse with rum

29 Sep

Quick chocolate mousse with rum

I adore chocolate mousse but am often put off by the thought of having to make a big ole mess in the kitchen. When I found a recipe that doesn’t involve separating eggs or using every bowl in the house I was sold.

To me, a mousse should be silky smooth and have a lovely mouth feel, which is why it is important to use good quality chocolate. A dark chocolate is my ideal preference to ensure a rich taste.

This recipe is all about richness: dark chocolate, freshly brewed espresso and dark rum. Together they form an adults-only taste that you can throw together in mere minutes for a special occasion dessert.

I tweaked a recipe from the book Bakeless Sweets by Faith Durand.

Quick chocolate mousse with rum.The Hungry Mum


¾ cup full fat milk

¼ cup freshly brewed espresso

170 grams best quality dark chocolate broken into chunks

2 eggs

3 tablespoons dark rum

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

The Hungry Mum. Quick chocolate mousse with rum.


Place milk and coffee in a small pan and heat gently until the mixture comes to the simmer. Remove from heat then carefully tip chocolate into the pan, stirring once. Set aside for five minutes, then stir once.

Tip the mixture into a blender and add the rum, vanilla and eggs. Blitz until well combined, then pour into small ramekins or glasses.

Place in fridge for at least three hours before serving – overnight is ideal.

The Hungry Mum. Quick chocolate rum mousse


31 Responses to “Easy chocolate mousse with rum”

  1. youthfoodblog September 30, 2015 at 1:39 am #

    Another wonderful recipe for party time!

  2. Laura @ Feast Wisely September 30, 2015 at 3:36 am #

    Yum yum – and love that there’s no extra added sugar too!

  3. Julie Carlyle September 30, 2015 at 3:58 am #

    Oh!!! You had me at Chocolate and Rum… and it hasn’t even been a tough day 😉
    This looks so yummy!
    Thanks for sharing
    Gourmet Getaways

    • The Hungry Mum September 30, 2015 at 11:07 am #

      Ha ha 🙂 Thanks Julie – life is short so make the boozy dessert x

  4. Clanmother September 30, 2015 at 3:59 am #

    I have been following your blog for a while and can honestly say that everyone of your posts have been amazing. I confess that I am NOT a great cook – just ask my family. But I recognize that food is always associated with connections, good times, celebrations, and times when we need to come together to grieve. Thank you for creating a space that is a literal feast for the eyes.

    • The Hungry Mum September 30, 2015 at 11:06 am #

      Oh, your comment made me teary! Thank you so much. I am a shocking cook – dinner here is often made by Miss9 or the Hungry Dad – but baking easy recipes is my passion. I find it soothing for the soul and I want people to know that it is possible to bake a cake from scratch without fancy utensils. Thanks for being such a loyal reader x

  5. Baking In Pyjamas September 30, 2015 at 7:32 am #

    I just love your twist of adding rum and espresso, I bet this flavour combination is wonderful. Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

    • The Hungry Mum September 30, 2015 at 8:29 am #

      Thanks Laura 🙂 It isn;t for the faint-hearted but I personally love a dessert with punch.

      • Baking In Pyjamas September 30, 2015 at 8:44 am #

        Me too. I’m definitely going to try the two together at some point, maybe around Christmas time ☺

  6. Michele @ alwayzbakin September 30, 2015 at 9:24 am #

    Oh Wow! That sounds fabulous with the rum. 😮 I bet this is a very decadent dessert. I will def have to try it!

    • The Hungry Mum September 30, 2015 at 10:56 am #

      You must! Rum-based desserts are all the yum x

  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella September 30, 2015 at 10:32 am #

    I love simple recipes like this! Sometimes you want something home made but simple and I’ll keep this up my sleeve!

    • The Hungry Mum September 30, 2015 at 10:59 am #

      This def ticks the simple but yum category! Saves on washing up,,too 🙂

  8. thesurprisedgourmet September 30, 2015 at 12:10 pm #

    Well, you had me at chocolate and rum but add in espresso and I’m definitely loving it.

    • The Hungry Mum October 3, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

      Yes, it is a winning trilogy that will have you coming back for more 😉

  9. FrugalHausfrau September 30, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

    lol! there’s the rum! this looks good enough to eat, Mum!

  10. Shari September 30, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    This really sounds like a special dessert! I love chocolate mousse, and all of the other flavors you added seem like they would pair perfectly together. Putting this on my list of recipes to try!

  11. Melisa R October 1, 2015 at 12:11 am #

    Rum and chocolate? I’m making this! I’ll definitely come back once I do!

  12. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) October 1, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

    I love a good choc mousse.

  13. chewtown October 9, 2015 at 5:31 am #

    Yeah… you pretty much had me at rum.

    • The Hungry Mum October 9, 2015 at 5:53 am #

      I hear ya sister, if I could add rum to my scrambled eggs I probably would 😉

  14. Aisha October 15, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    I always thought mousse was more complicated but evidently not. Looks lovely!

    • The Hungry Mum October 16, 2015 at 5:42 am #

      Not the way I make it! This is the easiest mousse recipe I have ever made – and I have tried heaps 😉

  15. The Hungry Mum March 23, 2016 at 9:43 am #

    Reblogged this on the hungry mum.

  16. Nancy March 23, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    Yum… the perfect dessert for an adult dinner party… Pinned!

  17. Anna @ shenANNAgans March 29, 2016 at 1:53 am #

    Holy moly…. what a wicked fabulous dessert, I do so love a zero fuss, minimal mess recipe. Saving this bad boy. 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum April 3, 2016 at 7:59 am #

      Rum and chocolate mousse is the love child of two very special parents. I know you’re super dooper healthy and cutting out the bad stuff but I urge you you to make this, eat this, love this.

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