Coffee whipped cream dessert with crunchy brittle

Coffee whipped cream dessert with crunchy brittle

By 12/12/2016

Luscious, crunchy, moreish and super easy to make! This coffee mousse is made by simply whipping up double cream mixed with strong Italian coffee. The combination of the two will simply knock your socks off! Coffee and cream are a match made in heaven.

Adding a sprinkle of crunchy brittle on top and a dash of liquor at the bottom of the glass will add a kick to this dessert making it more irresistible and just perfect to be served on the festivities ahead. You can make it in advance and store it in the fridge.

If you like you can add some chocolate chips when mixing the cream with the coffee or just a sprinkle of cocoa powder on top.

This recipe serves 4.

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 10 minutes



Make the coffee, add two tsp of sugar and let it cool down.

First let's make the brittle: put the sugar and the lemon juice in a non-stick pan and let it caramelize until it looks golden in colour.
When the sugar begins to show the first signs of a boil, add the hazelnuts and stir thoroughly. Add the nuts a little at a time and mix well.

Pour the mixture on a sheet of parchment paper on a flat surface then place another sheet on top and with a rolling pin make it nice and flat.

Rolling brittle

Remove the paper and with a sharp knife cut the brittle into small pieces

cutting brittle

cutting brittle

Whip the cream until firm then add the cold coffee and mix well

whipped cream

Put some small pieces of brittle and 1 tbsp of liquor at the bottom of each glass. With a spoon or with the help of a piping bag pipe out the cream and fill up the glass

Finish off with some pieces of brittle and 2 or 3 coffee beans.

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9 Responses to Coffee whipped cream dessert with crunchy brittle

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    I love that crunchy brittle and the coffee flavoured cream sounds just amazing as well.

  2. La cucina di Molly

    Mamma mia che coppa golosa e invitante, adoro il caffè, bravissima! Buona giornata, baci!

  3. Balvinder

    Oh yummy! I have a weakness for coffee. This to me makes a perfect dessert with hazelnut brittle.

    • Alida

      I love brittle, I could have it much more often than just for Christmas!

    • Alida

      Oh yes please!

  4. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    This one’s definitely for me! I have a bit of a thing for coffee desserts at the moment. Especially creamy ones! This sounds delicious xx

  5. elisabetta

    What a wicked but heavenly way to end a special dinner. Brava Alida!

  6. Chiara

    adoro i dessert al caffè, chiudono un pasto in modo delizioso !

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