Quick Coffee Mousse

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


2 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This delightful dish from Vernette Dechaine of Pittsfield, Maine, will become your go-to recipe when you need a simple but elegant dessert “Its texture is light as a cloud, and the taste is perfect for coffee lovers,” she says.


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 ice cube
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons whipped topping, divided
  • Additional coffee granules, crushed


  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. In a small saucepan, dissolve coffee granules in boiling water. Add gelatin mixture; heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in sugar. Add ice cube; stir until ice is melted and mixture begins to thicken. Transfer to a bowl; add 1/3 cup whipped topping. Beat until blended. Fold in 2/3 cup whipped topping.
  3. Spoon into two dessert dishes; top each with 1 tablespoon whipped topping. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, dust with crushed coffee granules.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 119 calories, 7g fat (7g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.