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Norwegian Coffee MousseĀ (Kaffefromasj)

February  3, 2016
2 Ratings
Photo by Daytona Strong, Norwegian American Weekly
  • Serves 10
Author Notes

It's no secret that Norwegians love their coffee. This dessert celebrates that love with a special mousse (called fromasj in Norwegian). I based it upon vintage and classic Norwegian recipes and originally published in the Norwegian American Weekly, for which I'm the food editor. —Daytona Strong

What You'll Need
  • 1 packet gelatin
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold strong coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (scant)
  • bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, for garnish
  1. Pour 1/3 cup boiling water into a small heatproof bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over and stir until dissolved. Cool.
  2. Whip the cream, allowing stiff peaks to form. Continuing to mix, gradually add the sugar, then the coffee and the cooled gelatin. Stir in vanilla and salt.
  3. Divide between ramekins and chill for at least several hours, until set.
  4. Garnish with grated chocolate and serve.

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2 Reviews

Wendy W. October 29, 2019
This turned out perfectly. I used it for a coffee trifle. However, I add sugar at the start of whipping and then added the liquids during the soft peak stage.
VanillaBean August 13, 2019
I tried making this mousse and had doubts about adding so much liquid to all ready whipped cream. I tried it anyway, and it split. Bad. I had to throw it out. It tasted good, but it looked like puke, and there was no way it was going to set. Maybe you could add the coffee to the cream before you beat it?