Rich Chocolate Mousse With Raspberry Coulis

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 2 hrs

This thick, creamy chocolate mousse is served with a sauce made from pureed raspberries and liqueur. This recipe was adapted from one that is served at the Brown Dog Cafe, outside Cincinnati, Ohio.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make Raspberry Coulis at least 4 hours in advance: Combine raspberries, sugar and liqueur in a bowl and place in refrigerator; stir occasionally to dissolve sugar as raspberries thaw. After serveral hours, puree the ingredients (blender or food processor) and push through a fine mesh sieve. Discard seeds and solids. Refrigerate sauce (makes about 1 1/2 cups).
  2. Mousse: Place Marsala and sugar in a saucepan; bring to a rolling boil and reduce to a syrup (about 10 minutes of boiling). Set Marsala syrup aside to cool.
  3. Melt chocolate chips (this can be done in a microwave or in a double boiler).
  4. Assemble mousse in food processor: start by blending ricotta and vanilla until smooth. Add Marsala syrup and melted chocolate; process until smooth. Add half of Cool Whip; process. Add other half and process gently to combine.
  5. Place mousse in refrigerate to set for at least 2 hours.
  6. To serve, place a pool of raspberry coulis on a plate and top with a scoop of mousse. Garnish with a mint leaf and fresh raspberry if desired.