Alcohol Soaked Cherries being spooned over a glass filled with mint chocolate mousse.

Mint Chocolate Mousse with Booze Soaked Cherries

Mint chocolate is my all time favourite chocolate. So I decided to experiment with it. And what better way to do that than to make an amazing, smooth, rich mousse with cherries soaked in alcohol.  

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword alcohol soaked cherries, best chocolate mousse, easy chocolate mousse
Prep Time 35 minutes
Setting time 1 hour
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 648 kcal
Author Nicolas


Soaked Cherries:

  • 100 g of cherries pitted
  • About 1/2 cup of Grand Marnier (enough to soak the cherries)

Mint Chocolate Mousse:


Soaked Cherries:

  1. Add the Grand Marnier and the cherries to a jam jar or something similar. Place in the fridge until needed.

Mint Chocolate Mousse:

  1. Whisk the cream in a large bowl until soft peaks (meaning until the cream is thick enough to hold its shape, but is still soft and smooth).

  2. Fill a saucepot a quarter of the way up with water, then bring it to a very gentle simmer (this is called a “water bath” or “bain marie” in French). Add your chocolate and butter to a large heat-proof bowl, then place the bowl over the water bath and stir the chocolate as it melts. 
  3. As soon as the chocolate has melted, take the bowl off the heat and set aside.

  4. Get another heat-proof bowl and put your eggs, Grand Marnier and sugar into it. Put over the water bath and whisk away. Once the mixture starts to foam and thicken a bit, take the bowl off of the water bath and keep whisking the egg mixture as the bowl cools down. The mixture will go pale and thick. 

  5. Gently fold the melted chocolate through the sabayon (the souffled egg mixture). Add half of your whipped cream and gently fold through, then do the same with the other half.

  6. Get something that you can serve this mousse in, such as dessert glasses or ramekins. Fill them up to the top with the chocolate mousse, then set in the fridge (for at least 1 hour). Once the mousse is set, top with soaked cherries and a sprinkle of crushed pistachios. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Mint Chocolate Mousse with Booze Soaked Cherries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 648 Calories from Fat 278
% Daily Value*
Fat 30.9g48%
Saturated Fat 16.8g105%
Cholesterol 135mg45%
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 40.7g14%
Fiber 3.1g13%
Sugar 32.2g36%
Protein 7.4g15%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.