Guinness Black and White Chocolate Mousse

"The Irish Pub Cookbook says a similar mousse using Guinness is served at the Guinness Storehouse at St. James' Gate in Dublin. Top it with a white chocolate mousse for a look-alike of a creamy pint."
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Ready In:
8 double-layered mousses


  • Black Chocolate Mousse

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate (chopped or grated) or 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 12 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 14 cup superfine sugar
  • 34 cup Guinness stout
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup heavy cream (whipping cream)
  • White Chocolate Mousse

  • 6 ounces white chocolate (chopped or grated)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (whipping cream)


  • BLACK CHOCOLATE LAYER: In a small bowl set over a pan of simmering water, or in a double boiler, combine the chocolate, butter and sugar. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Stir in the Guinness and whisk in the egg yolks. Remove from the heat.
  • In a small bowl, whip the cream with the electric mixture until soft peaks form. Fold the cream into the chocolate mixture. With clean beaters, in a medium bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixture until stiff peaks form. Fold the whites into the chocolate mixture. Fill eight wine or parfait glasses full with the chocolate mixture. Refrigerate while preparing the white chocolate mousse.
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE LAYER: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the white chocolate and 1/2 cup of the cream. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and let cool, stirring once or twice, for 30 minutes or until thickened. In a small bowl, beat the remaining 1/2 cup of cream with an electric mixture until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the white chocolate mixture. Spoon the mixture over the top of the chocolate mousses and refrigerate for at least two and up to 24 hours.

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  1. these were deviiiiiine!!! we have a little british boutique that sells adorable half-pint glasses. i have been looking for a fun desert, and this was perfect. i was a bit concerned when i first put the dark chocolate in to set that it would be too thin, but it was absolutely wonderful!!
  2. Delicious! Half of my tatse testers could tast guinness, half could not. Tasted like dark chocolate to me. Either way, absolutely yummy! I had my second helping a week later and it was still very good. I am making it again trying more guinness next time. Or I might just pour a tablespoon or two of guinness right on top to finish it off.
  3. This dessert is extremely rich and delicious. I could really taste the Guinness in the black chocolate mousse, but my husband couldn't. He thought it just tasted like good dark chocolate. I prepared it in beer glasses, and it looked so cool with the white chocolate "foam." The consistency was perfect. It was easy enough to make, though it did take a while with all the mixing and melting. Overall, I thought it was well worth the effort and it was an impressive dessert.
  4. Most definitely a chocolate lover's delight! This is extremely rich. I made this tonight for a trial run for next week's St Patty's Day festivities, and next week when I prepare it I will double the white chocolate mousse recipe and divide the black chocolate mousse into 16 smaller servings instead of just 8. For me, the portion size was too large because of the richness. This received extremely high marks from my "guinea pigs" ! Yum!
  5. Wow, this is rich! Never finished it off with the white mousse. Just left it with the dark chocolate. In all honesty, I was hoping for a stronger Guiness taste to it. It's a great mousse; but if your looking at this recipe due to the yourself the time and just sit down and drink it in a glass!



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