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White Chocolate Mousse

White Chocolate Mousse

Easy White Chocolate Mousse is rich, creamy and fluffy, with a hint of cherry Baileys. It is a delicious and elegant dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword White Chocolate Mousse
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 425 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Chocolate Cherry Baileys or other liqueur
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 ounces white chocolate melted and cooled
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let stand until softened.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer using the wire attachment, beat the cream until softly whipped. A hand mixer will work as well. Place the whipped cream in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the liqueur until hot, about 45 seconds. Stir in the softened gelatin until dissolved.
  4. Bring a medium saucepan half filled with water to a boil. Place white chocolate in a medium bowl set over the saucepan of simmering water, let it melt, stirring just a few times. Make sure the bowl doesn't touch the boiling water, to avoid overheating. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the wire attachment, beat the egg yolks with the sugar and salt at high speed until pale and thickened, about 5 minutes. Beat in the liqueur gelatin liquid and the melted chocolate.
  6. Using a rubber spatula, manually and gentle fold in the whipped cream in 2 additions. Transfer the mousse to serving bowls, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Dust with cocoa powder right before serving.
  8. The mousse can be stored in the fridge for one week.
Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 425 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 185mg62%
Sodium 54mg2%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1005IU20%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.