My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kahlua Mousse

Before we even start let me say. this goes against everything I think, say or do when it comes to food. I hate anything that is processed or not real. I really hate Cool Whip. That being said, this is one of the best mousse recipes I have found. Quick, Easy and Delicious!

Since I have completely gone off the deep end on the processed food scale I ate this with my new box of Girl Scout Shortbread Cookies. Heaven!

Kahlua Mousse
6-8 serving
print recipe
directly off the pages of The Travelin' Gourmet

2 cups Cool Whip, plus more for serving
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I used dark chocolate)
1 tablespoon instant coffee (I used expresso instant)
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
6 tablespoons Kahlua
Chocolate sprinkles (I used chocolate shavings)
Wafer cookies (I used Girl Scout Shortbread Cookies)

In a medium bowl, whip the Cool Whip with the heavy cream until soft peaks form. With a rubber spatula, stir in the cocoa power, instant coffee, and sugar; blend well. I mixed these together before stirring into the Cool Whip and cream mixture. Add the Kahlua and stir thoroughly with the spatula. Put into 6 to 8 dessert cups and chill in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, dust the top of each serving with chocolate sprinkles and crown with a dollop of Cool Whip. I topped with Cool Whip and topped with chocolate shavings. Serve with wafer cookies, or whatever you like.


  1. Although it is breakfast time in Anchorage and I am working on my first hot cup of French Roast as I read this post you had me drooling immediately! I too have an extreme aversion to those gloopy unattractive Cool Whip-y desserts but this sounds DIVINE!!!!!!!!!!!! Would be great for company too!

  2. i sort of forgot about mousse. i used to make it often back in the day!


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