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Espresso Chocolate Mousse Recipe by Kirsten Tibballs

One of our favorite dessert queens, Kirsten Tibballs is back on MasterChef Australia this week for an epic elimination and we can’t wait! Known for her expertise in chocolate and patisserie, every dessert she creates is a masterpiece in taste and style.

Kirsten shares her delicious recipe for Espresso Chocolate Mousse and trust us, you will make this over and over again. It is deceptively simple to make and guaranteed to impress your chocolate-loving family and friends.


Prep time: 20 minutes Serves: 6 x 200ml jars Difficulty: Beginner

  • 35ml Cold brew coffee
  • 170g Sweetened condensed milk
  • 340ml Bulla Thickened Cream
  • 250g Chocolate ripple biscuits
  • 50g Good-quality milk chocolate block


  1. Combine the cold brew coffee and condensed milk, then whisk on high speed for 10 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip the cream to firm peaks.
  3. In 3 additions, fold the coffee mixture through the cream.
  4. Break the biscuits into smaller pieces to create a crumble.
  5. Place a layer of crumble in the bottom of each jar.
  6. Top with a layer of coffee cream, filling the jar halfway.
  7. Add a second layer of biscuit crumble and coffee cream.
  8. Use a vegetable peeler to shave strips of chocolate from the block.
  9. Prior to serving, top with shaved chocolate and additional biscuit crumble.

About Kirsten

Kirsten has been a regular MasterChef guest since Season 3 and is known as Australia’s Queen of Chocolate for a reason. Kirsten is the founder of Savour School where she shares her passion for chocolate and patisserie with others. She has also authored cookbooks and hosts her own TV show, ‘The Chocolate Queen’ on SBS.

Kirsten is also competing in the sweet MasterChef Australia spin off, Dessert Masters – debuting on Network 10 later this year. Kirsten’s lust for life and love of a challenge will not let her stand on the sidelines and watch others have all the fun so she is jumping into this competition feet first. Often inspired by objects and nature in her work, as a true perfectionist, Kirsten’s high standards will see her reaching for the stars in every cook.

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