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White Chocolate Mousse with Frangelico

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A dose of Frangelico, my favorite hazelnut liqueur, pushes this luscious White Chocolate Mousse over the top!

I’ve been cooking out of my well used Silver Palate cookbooks a lot lately; the recipes are no-fail and just as perfect for everyday meals as for entertaining. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I am sharing a perfect holiday recipe. When I spotted this White Chocolate Mousse with Frangelico in the Good Times volume, I knew it was an ideal choice…easy and elegant.

Dreamy White Chocolate Mousse spiked with Frangelico in glass dishes topped with berries

White Chocolate Mousse with Frangelico

We are a house divided when it comes to white chocolate. The boys prefer deep dark chocolate desserts; the richer the better. Katie and I love white chocolate, even though it truly isn’t chocolate per se. But we’ll all indulge in both when the recipe is rich and incredible like this white chocolate mousse. I’m a huge fan of adding Frangelico to my white chocolate desserts as there’s something magical when this hazelnut liqueur pairs with the dreamy confection.

Dreamy White Chocolate Mousse spiked with Frangelico in decorative shot glasses topped with raspberries

Mousse for the Holidays!

As with a lot of holiday desserts, my kitchen was a wreck after making this mousse. Melting white chocolate, whisking the custard in a saucepan, whipping the cream and then the egg whites. I won’t even start counting the bowls and mixing utensils used. But it was worth every one of them.

Creamy and luscious, this is the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert for the white chocolate lovers in your life. Just garnish with whatever red berries look best in your produce section and these will be festive as well and scrumptious. Plus there are 13 other Valentine’s Day desserts shared by my sweet friends. Just take a look at the collage below and I know you’ll want to visit all their blogs to collect every single recipe.

If you love mousse, you’ll also be a fan of this Triple Chocolate Mousse Pie, this Layered Mousse Cake, and this Chocolate Truffle Mousse!

Dreamy White Chocolate Mousse spiked with Frangelico in glass parfait dishes on a silver tray

1. Chocolate Dipped Sttrawberry Hi Hat Cupcakes (Gluten Free) from Pineapple and Coconut
2. Frosted Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies from Magnolia Days
3. White Chocolate Mousse with Frangelico from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
4. Chocolate Caramel Pretzel ‘n Chip Tart from Gotta Get Baked
5. White Chocolate Cherry Brownies from The Messy Baker
6. Chocolate Champagne Cupcakes from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
7. Sugar-Free Blueberry Yogurt Truffles from What Smells So Good
8. Strawberry Cheesecake Heart Pie from Hungry Couple NYC
9. Red Velvet Heart Sandwich Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
10. Chocolate Cannoli Cones   from Created By Diane
11. Cherry Cheesecake Stuffed Cupcakes from Chocolate Moosey
12. Nutella Brownie Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
13. Valentines Smores Hearts from Kelly Bakes
14. Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies from Roxana’s Home Baking


Tips for Making Mousse

This white chocolate mousse has a good number of steps, but it is a very doable recipe if you don’t mind a few dishes to wash!

  • As with all recipes, read through it once or twice to familiarize yourself with the steps and ingredients. Nothing worse than starting a recipe and finding out you don’t have all the ingredients on hand.
  • I like melting my chocolate in the microwave, but it must be done gently. I start with 3o seconds, stop and stir and repeat. When the mixture is almost smooth and completely melted, you can let the residual heat finish the job by letting it sit for a minute or two, then stirring again.
  • Be careful when cooking the egg yolk mixture over the double boiler. You must whisk constantly as you don’t want the eggs to scramble! Little bits of cooked egg will ruin the texture of your mousse.
  • If you’ve never whipped egg whites before, you need to know that any egg yolk or oils on the bowl, beaters or in the whites will prevent the whites from beating properly. Make sure all your equipment is scrupulously clean and hat your egg whites are not contaminated with any yolk.
  • If your whites don’t beat up up to hold peaks, you probably had some contamination. There’s nothing you can do except start over. Wash all your equipment well; I like using Dawn dish soap which does a good job cutting through the grease.
  • Let your mousse chill before eating. Bon appetit!
White Chocolate Mousse with Frangelico pinterest collage

Note: There are raw egg whites in this recipe. The consumption of raw or undercooked eggs, meat, poultry, seafood or shellfish may increase your risk of foodborne illness. Do not serve to the very young, elderly or immunosuppressed.  I recommend using pasteurized eggs.

Dreamy White Chocolate Mousse spiked with Frangelico in glass dishes topped with berries

White Chocolate Mousse with Frangelico

A dreamy white chocolate mousse kicked up with a splash of hazelnut liqueur!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Yield 8 servings


  • 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces or 1 stick) butter
  • 6 eggs, separated, at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Frangelico (hazelnut) liqueur
  • 2 cups heavy cream, cold
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar


  1. Gently microwave white chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl, stopping and stirring at 30-second increments till melted and smooth.
  2. Whisk the yolks, sugar, and Frangelico in the bowl for the top of the double boiler (or a bowl large enough to sit over a pan of simmering water). Cook until very thick, about 3 minutes, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Whisk the white chocolate into the egg mixture.
  4. In another bowl, beat the heavy cream over high speed until stiff peaks form.
  5. Using a mixer with the whisk attachment and a very clean bowl (any oil or grease will prevent whites from whipping properly), with whisk attachment, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar till stiff but not dry.
  6. Gently fold the cream and egg whites into the white chocolate mixture. Scoop mixture into pretty serving dishes. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours to set before serving. Garnish with berries or chocolate shavings/curls if desired.


Total time does not reflect 3+ hours chilling time.
Servings vary depending on the size of your serving dishes.
Adapted from The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 462Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 213mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 0gSugar: 32gProtein: 8g


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66 comments on “White Chocolate Mousse with Frangelico”

  1. This mousse is great for Valentine’s day, sweet and with some liquor 😀

  2. Happy Valentine’s Day will be sweeter with your lovely mousse, Liz. Thanks for the thumbs up review and recommendation of the Silver Palate Cookbook.

  3. What a gorgeous Valentine dessert and a smaller portion would be a perfect ending to one of your tasty meals.

  4. Mousse is by far one of those elegant desserts that goes well with any celebrations. It may require a little work and few dirty dishes but the results are so good.
    I can’t wait to try your recipe

  5. This looks like a heavenly cloud of sweetness! Such a beautiful dessert for Valentine’s Day but I can imagine it would be perfect to serve for any occasion, all year through. Love it!

  6. I was loving these when you posted the teaser pic in the group the other day. Love mousse and your photos are stunning!!

  7. This white chocolate mousse is so elegant and perfect for Valentine’s Day! And the pictures are simply gorgeous, Liz 🙂

  8. Liz, I’ve had my eyes on this ever since you gave us peek on Facebook. Love, love, love it!

  9. Beautiful mousse! The other recipes look great too!

  10. I want to dig into something like that right now! Your photos are yummy looking!!

  11. I would just love to swan dive into this mousse! And I totally love the little dishes you served this in.

  12. Not only does that sound great, but the presentation is amazing.

  13. Liz, this looks and sounds stunning. I’ve added that Frangelico to the list. It almost sounds saintly! Beautiful presentation, too.

  14. I have a real weakness for white chocolate mousse. Never tried it Frangelico but I’m pretty fond of that, too. 🙂

  15. You truly have the magic touch with desserts, Liz. Your mousse looks perfect – so creamy and rich. I can just imagine how fabulous the frangelico tastes with the white chocolate. And don’t even get me started with your perfect photo styling here – all your pictures are elegant and beautiful!

  16. This looks incredible Liz! I love chocolate mousse and white chocolate mousse sounds even more amazing! The frangelico sounds like such a nice touch in here 🙂

  17. I knew that looked familiar! I chose that same recipe for the Pass the Cookbook Club last month. Oh, the mousse is to die for, isn’t it. I adore Frangelico anyhow, but pairing it with white chocolate put it over the top.

  18. I swear these photos have me weak in the knees! Frangelico and white chocolate is an unbeatable combination – so delicious!

  19. This looks and sounds like it is soooo worth the messy kitchen it creates!

  20. Wow! These look fabulous…absolutely fabulous. What a great idea for Valentine’s Day!

  21. What a beautiful dessert, Liz, and such a delicious party!

  22. I love the kick of frangelico my friend, melds well with white chocolate 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  23. Liz! these are the epitome of elegance. So beautiful and perfect!!! I hear you on the messy kitchen .. I would gladly wash all of your dishes and clean up for you to have one of these!!!! love!!!

  24. absolutely beautiful Lizzy I love strawberries!!

  25. Absolutely gorgeous and elegant dessert Liz! And yes, worth every single dirty dish (even better if someone helps with the dishes).

  26. *Adore* Frangelico, I’ll take one of these!

  27. oh this is perfect. i love frangelico and creamy pudding!

  28. You need to make deals when you do desserts like this. Start out with, “I’ll make a glorious white chocolate mousse if you’ll help me clean up while I work.” I’m sure there’s a husband somewhere who’ll say yes. Mine never does but I suspect you’d have better luck. 🙂

  29. I would happily help clean if it meant I got my own bowl of your mousse!

  30. Such an elegant dessert! I’ll have to find some frangelico at the liquor store. I’ve never used it, but I love hazelnuts.

  31. I love the way you presented the mousse. They look very elegant. I know how delicious they are but I just want to look at them a little longer. Thank you Liz! 🙂

  32. Happy Valentine’s to all of you ladies as well! Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful Valentine treats!!! Those little shot glasses would be way to small for me. I want one of the cups filled with this creamy delicious mousse.

  33. This does highlight those berries so very well! Thank you for sharing Liz. A luscious Valentine’s desserts!

  34. I really think I can smell the yumminess through the computer screen, these looks so pretty!!!

  35. Yes please to mousse with frangelico, what a treat!

  36. It’s Valentine’s Day again? This looks very good, Liz.

  37. Your white chocolate mousse looks incredible!

  38. Liz, I love mousse of any kind… white chocolate/milk chocolate/dark chocolate. When these photos popped up I nearly drooled. Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe. Pinning this. Have a nice weekend.

  39. This mousse looks stunning! Love the strawberries on top!

  40. Your photos always look stunning! I find it cute how this post matches your blog LOL. And speaking of Frangelico, I’ve never had that before. I’m guessing it tastes like hazelnut? Is there a substitute in case I can’t find it?

  41. What an incredible looking dessert. Finishing off any meal with this would make it a home run. 🙂

  42. Wow, this is a stunning dessert! I would like to make this for my Valentine’s Day dessert this year 🙂

  43. I am the only White Chocolate lover in my life. Yay me, these would me mine all mine!!

  44. You had me at white chocolate! I’d love this as my special treat for Valentine’s Day!

  45. White chocolate is my weakness!! Love it!

  46. I love that you served it in shooters! Fantastic for a party! Everyone would love these!

  47. These look amazing.

  48. Gimme some of this!!

  49. What a pretty way to celebrate any holiday with a significant other!

  50. These are gorgeous. Very creative use of ingredients. And the pictures are divine.

  51. This looks so perfect and pretty!

  52. You always leave me in awe Liz! You really know how to make stunning desserts!

  53. What a hit these would be at any party!!

  54. This is an absolutely dreamy dessert!

  55. I’m picturing myself enjoying one of these on the weekend. I need to make that happen.

  56. So excited about this recipe for the holidays! Great flavor combinations that everyone loves. 

  57. OMG This looks so decadent and stunning!

  58. The frangelico is such an incredible flavor here with the white chocolate!

  59. The frangelico is such an incredible flavor here with the white chocolate! Perfect for company.

  60. The white chocolate here is a nice change from dark. Wonderful.

  61. Gorgeous! I would eat this for dessert every day.

  62. The frangelico in this made the recipe. Great and easy to follow!

  63. What a great dessert recipe for my next dinner party!

  64. I made this and it was delicious.  However it wasn’t really of mousse consistency.  That didn’t affect the taste.  What might I have done incorrectly?

    • Hi, Aleida,

      I’m glad it was still tasty, but I’m sure you were frustrated that it wasn’t thick enough. My first thought is that when you cooked the egg and sugar mixture in the double boiler. I would try cooking it a little longer if you try the recipe again. Or possibly the egg whites were deflated in the process of folding? If they’re over stirred instead of folded, the mousse will not be light. Hope that helps!!

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