Three ingredients, a few minutes, a craving for dessert: that’s all it takes to learn how to make water-based coffee mousse, a tasty speciality you can add to your espresso to boost its deliciousness; it can also be served cold, especially during the summer.
This recipe is lighter and has fewer calories than the ultra-popular coffee cream you find at the bar, a.k.a. caffè del nonno. It contains no cream, milk or eggs and you have to admit that it’s tricky to find a recipe as exquisite as this one with so few calories! This cold mousse is also perfect for those who favour vegan and gluten-free recipes.
Water-based coffee mousse: ingredients for 6/8 people
- 200 ml very cold water.
- 140 g white or cane sugar.
- 50 g soluble coffee.
Water-based coffee mousse: preparation
- In a tall container, mix the soluble coffee with the sugar.
- Pour in the almost icy water and whisk with an electric whisk for a few minutes, until the mousse becomes dense and smooth.
- When the cold mousse is ready, pour it into small glasses to create individual portions. You can decorate it with coffee beans and a sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa powder.
- Now it’s time to enjoy your water-based coffee mousse: serve it immediately or store it in the freezer.
Tips for making and storing water-based coffee mousse
- The water must be very cold, so we recommend putting it in the freezer for at least 15 minutes before you use it to make the mousse.
- It’s best not to use coffee made with a moka or an espresso machine. Soluble coffee is the option that guarantees the best result.
- If you intend to serve or enjoy your water-based coffee mousse after dinner, or in any case before going to sleep, we recommend using decaf coffee.
- You can store the cold mousse in the freezer for a few days, as its texture should remain almost completely intact. Do not put it in the fridge, or it will lose its creaminess.
Set this recipe aside as it’s sure to come in useful very soon: summer’s nearly here and it looks set to be a scorcher! Now that we have learned how to make water-based coffee mousse, let’s find out how to make delicious coffee biscuits at home: ideal for a tasty breakfast or mid-afternoon break.