Kellie Hemmerly of The Suburban Soapbox is a former cubicle dweller turned stay at home mom, lover of wine and self-taught cook. She created her blog to share her kitchen and dining experiences with friends and family. Kellie lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband and two kids. She can usually be found swimming in butter, but she’s also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
Hi everyone! I’m Kellie with The Suburban Soapbox and I’m thrilled to be posting here at Everyday Good Thinking. I’m a big fan of sweets, especially those with a little hint of coffee in them. Paired with chocolate … my knees usually start to buckle with just one bite. Like these easy Mocha Mousse Parfaits with Baileys® Whipped Cream, they are seriously swoon-worthy.
I don’t frequently make desserts with coffee because I always make too much and then have a ton leftover, which I then tend to drink because … why waste it? And I definitely don’t need that much caffeine in my life, I should stop at two cups. That’s why I’m in love with the 2-Way FlexBrew Coffee Maker. This is the perfect appliance for my household because we drink coffee all the time. A little, a lot … all day long. In the evening, I set it to make a big pot in the morning. And then in the afternoon, I can make just one cup with the single serve side using either my favorite ground coffee or a single-serve pack. This also allows me to make just enough coffee for my favorite desserts.
These Mocha Mousse Parfaits with Baileys® Whipped Cream only use half a cup of coffee, so you only need to use half a cup of water in the single-serve side with enough grounds for half a cup. No waste, no ridiculous caffeine high from excessive amounts of coffee.
The mocha mousse is rich and dense, unlike most mousse recipes that are light and fluffy. It’s the perfect dessert for sharing because of its deep chocolate flavor. The slightly sweetened Baileys® whipped cream is the perfect contrast to the decadence of the mousse, and the crisp cookie crumbs add a great texture to the parfait.
These are super easy to make and can be made up to 24 hours in advance. A great and impressive addition to a dinner party or perfect for a laid-back sweet treat on a lazy Saturday night.