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Kahlua Mousse Brownies

November 14, 2011 By: Denise Leo, Global Brownie Ambassador Category: Alcohol, Chilled, Creative, Decadent, Nut-Free, Off the Beaten Path

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Usually, when I photograph a finished brownie, I show one serving. With this brownie, it looked so pretty IN THE PAN after I cut out a piece. It almost made me sad to think there's one less brownie left to eat. But then I remembered the one I just ate, and I felt much better.

I have 2 words for you: Sit down. Or maybe 2 better words might be: Starve yourself. Because you’re going to want to fill your belly with this new scrimpity-scrumptious brownie. I am beside myself with joy right now because I’ve brought this brownie into the world. And soon I hope it will be in your world, too: The Kahlua Mousse Brownie.

8 ingredients. 1 perfect dessert that will be sure to impress.

1 box brownie mix
Oil, hot tap water, and egg — in the amounts called for on box (I like the 2-egg version for a taller brownie)
2 tsp instant coffee
1 box Jell-O Temptations (get the “chocolate mousse decadence” flavor)

Filling Mix (from inside the Jell-O Temptations box)
1 – 1/3 cup whole milk, very cold
1 ounce Kahlua coffee liqueur

Mousse Mix (from inside the Jell-O Temptations box)
1 cup whole milk, very cold
1 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur (you may omit or substitute more Kahlua if you like)


Put instant coffee into hot tap water and mix thoroughly until dissolved. Mix the coffee water, eggs, and oil into the brownie mix. Pour into greased pan and bake as box directs. When done, allow the brownies to cool completely until cold.

Empty packet labelled “filling mix” into a medium-sized bowl, preferably chilled.

Brownies are done; that's layer #1. Layer #2 starts with the filling mix, super-cold milk, and an ounce of Kahlua.

Add Kahlua and 1-1/3 cups of whole milk and beat on medium to high for about 2-3 minutes until pudding gets thick.

My "pudding" was just perfect for spreading on the cooled brownies. It had little flecks of chocolate in it; this didn't bother me and certainly didn't "show" in the final product.

Spread pudding onto cooled brownies then put the whole pan into the refrigerator or freezer while you do the next step.

In a medium-sized chilled bowl, empty packet labelled “mousse mix.” Add 1 cup of whole milk and Bailey’s.

By the time you start on layer #3, you'll be getting excited, because you know how soon your mouth will be stuffed with brownie goodness.

Mix on low for 30 seconds; then beat on high for 4 minutes until fluffy and light.

Hey! Don't put yer fingers in there! At least wait until the beaters have stopped.

Gently spoon the fluffy mousse on top of the pudding layer and spread evenly.

Manners, manners. Please try to wait until you actually cut and serve it on a plate.

Cover with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator until just before serving. If you choose to freeze it, allow at least 30 minutes to thaw before slicing and serving. It’s so refreshing, you will think that a drunken chocolate penguin exploded in your mouth. (Actually, that doesn’t sound very refreshing. But you get the idea.)  

Three layers of decadence: coffee brownie, Kahlua pudding, and Bailey's mousse. Yum!


2 Comments to “Kahlua Mousse Brownies”

  1. Bue Glirl said I’d love you and so here I iz!

    And yes, that looks so awesome…

  2. Merely looking at these makes me feel I’d need a side of insulin… and a lampshade on my head, but what a way to go!!!


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