Potato Chip Crusted Fish and Chips…with all the Fixings.
The Irish are coming, the Irish are coming….
Ahh wait, nope that’s just me…and I am bringing along one too many boozed up Irish recipes. Yup, that’s what happens in March when you are bored with life and ready for excitement (or sunshine and 80 degrees).
To be honest, I have been having WAY too much fun with some Irish recipes lately. I know that St. Patrick’s Day is not until the seventeenth, BUT if you ask me, the only fun event in March is St. Patrick’s Day so why not treat it like Christmas and celebrate all month. I mean, right?!?! It kind of makes this typically grey month that much better, so I am ALL for it.
So I am pretty sure by now that you guys know I really prefer my booze with my chocolate. It’s just the way I roll. And when I say chocolate, I do mean a lot of chocolate. It’s the only way if you ask me.
So naturally, I am all about this chocolate mousse.
It’s intense and definitely for the more serious chocolate people. Ok, and or whiskey people. Either one will do, better if you are both. Bonus points if coffee is also your thing.
Ok, but seriously? This mousse is my favorite. Like it is to die for good. Unlike traditional mousse, this mousse is a little heavier, the flavor is a bit more intense and well, it’s about 100x more fun because well, there’s whiskey.
You cannot deny that the Irish love their whiskey. When researching Irish food (yeah, I do things like this on Friday nights, I am so lame), I will not lie, it was a little difficult to find much other than potatoes, cabbage, corn beef, cheddar, Guinness, Bailey’s and Whiskey. I am sure there are so many great Irish recipes, but well, I just don’t have that many up my sleeve. SO I turned to the whiskey and the chocolate (OF COURSE – hey, it never fails) and I made us some awesome chocolate mousse that any Irish Man would approve of. Or, that I think they would approve of.
I did have my dad eat some, he’s half Irish, so half Irish approved!
*Sidenote, I feel like I should mention that as I type this, I pretty much pause after every paragraph to stop and try my best to draw a four-leaf clover on my arm with my pretty green pen. Since I am no artist, these clovers look more like hearts…now all I need is a boys name to put inside these said hearts and I am right back in ninth grade.
Never gonna grow up. Or stop protracting. <–having issues with this lately…meaning my forearms are full of little green hearts. Yes, I am twenty-one.
ANYWAY. Back to An Irish Man’s Whiskey Mocha Chocolate Mousse.
I have made a lot of mousse in my day, but never one like this. This mousse is thick and sturdy and full on taste. Both the coffee and whiskey highlight that awesome chocolate flavor. It’s kind of magical the way these three ingredients work together. Yes, magical (you know I am very serious about my chocolate).
You are definitely going to want to top this mousse with the Earl Grey spiked whipped cream. It’s lighter than the mousse and just balances all the flavors out. Plus, I kind of, sort of, added a little Bailey’s to the whipped cream – because I think it’s so good. And since we are going all out with these, why the heck not!!
See, March can be SO fun!!
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Or just really delicious. Just look at that spoonful. Nothin’ better.
Ingredients list not clear – you list 1 1/2 Tablespoons sticks of butter and then add 12 behind it. Do you mean 1 1/2 sticks or 1 1/2 Tblsp? And what do you do with the EArl Grey loose leaf tea – just throw it in the cream as you’re whipping it or steep it in the heavy cream before whipping?
You will want to use 12 tablespoons of butter which is equal to 1 1/2 sticks. Yes, if you are using the optional tea, you will steep that in the cream before whipping. I hope you love the recipe. xTieghan
Looks great! Can you make these for a dinner party the night before?
Yes that would be fine to do, just keep them refrigerated. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
I´ve made this mousse for a family dinner a few weeks ago and even my mom who is not a fan of sweets and only tried it to indulge me couldn´t put it down and has asked me to do it again. thank you for another great recipe!
Thank you so much Rossana! I am so glad this turned out so well for you! xTieghan
My friend made those last night, they were SO GOOD !!! I’ll definitely make it again!
This is look absolutely divine!
I think I need to try this with some Indian liquor. 🙂
Thanks so much!!
Hi I’m going to try this recipe for my whiskey loving mother in law this weekend and was just wondering if you add the loose leaf earl grey tea straight into the cream or you steep it first? Thanks
I couldn’t stop licking the wooden spoon while scooping it into individual containers. I didn’t dissolve the instant coffee, so it’s a bit chunky (oops!). I used Amarula cream instead of Bailey’s. Thanks for the recipe!
I can’t wait to try this mousse! Looks absolutely enticing!
Thank you! 🙂
Hi Tieghan, I hope you don’t mind that I use your photo – Giving you credit where it’s due of course! I’m selecting this recipe for one of my company’s March’s inspirations. I can’t wait to try it!
I believe this is for the Irish woman too! And the German woman. Meaning me. I want it. Now 🙂 Looks incredibly delicious, I’ll have to try!
Haa!! Its for everyone!!! 🙂
Hi, is the instant coffee powder or made up with water
Just coffee powder. Hope you love the mousse!
OMG – this one has to be a must-try. Chocolate + booze + coffee all in one?! Seriously all the best things!