White Chocolate Mousse with Riesling

A rich, creamy and silky White Chocolate Mousse with a fresh crisp hint of white grapes. This will be perfect for Valentine’s Day!

white chocolate mousse with riesling

Hi guys! I’m bringing you another Valentine’s Day inspired recipe today. This White Chocolate Mousse with Riesling and raspberries is my selection for this month’s Pass the Cook Book Club! If you are new around here, Pass the Cook Book club, created by Kita of Pass the Sushi, is group that encourages its members to dust off their ever growing collections of unloved unused cookbooks and challenge themselves to try more recipes. Each month, three recipes are chosen from a selected cookbook and club members can pick the recipe they want to try and we all post on the same day. However, you don’t need a blog to participate. There is a Facebook group to share your chosen recipe.


This month, Kita handed the reigns to Christiane from Taking on Magazines who selected The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook and picked three scrumptious recipes for us to try: Seafood Lasagna, Vegetable Pot Pie and this White Chocolate Mousse. I really wanted to try the seafood lasagna but I live with a crustacean hater and couldn’t justify making a whole pan for myself.

white chocolate mousse with riesling

This was my first time making mousse and I was quite surprised that it was fairly easy. Despite the numerous steps involved, it’s just a few egg yolks, melted white chocolate, heavy cream and some coordinated pouring. This white chocolate mousse with Riesling is a creamy, silky and decadent dessert, that has a fresh crisp white grape hint from the Riesling. The original recipe calls for Frangelico’s liqueur and I didn’t have that so I just used what I had in my fridge and I’m glad I did. But I’m sure this will be great with the hazelnut flavor of Frangelico’s!

White Chocolate Mousse with Riesling
  • 8 ounces best-quality white chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • Β½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 6 eggs, separated, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • Β½ cup Riesling wine (I used my favorite Barefoot Riesling)
  • 2 cups whipping cream, cold
  • Pinch cream of tartar
  • Toppings:
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Raspberries
  1. Melt the white chocolate and butter in a small saucepan, stirring constantly.
  2. Beat the egg yolks, sugar and wine until the mixture forms a slowly dissolving ribbon when the beaters are lifted. Pour the mixture into the top of a double boiler and cook, whisking constantly, over simmering water until very thick, about three minutes.
  3. Remove to a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the white chocolate mixture and stir until smooth and cool.
  4. Beat the cream until the peaks are stiff. In a separate bowl, with clean beaters, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until stiff but not dry. Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture; then fold in the whipped cream. Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
  5. Spoon the chilled mousse into individual ramekins. Top with grated chocolate and raspberries.
Adapted from The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 10-12

white chocolate mousse with riesling

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    • Zainab Mansaray says

      HHaha mine wouldn’t eat the lasagna I really wanted so I went with mousse. What’s with these picky Mr Js??

  1. says

    Mousse is one of those things that makes me feel so formal! This white chocolate version looks perfect for Valentine’s – so rich and creamy. I love how you put it “just some coordinated pouring” -> ain’t that the truth! Your last couple posts have had absolutely stunning photos, Zainab, keep it up!

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Thank you very much dear! I think of mousse as fancy too. Always something I order at a restaurant but it was quite easy to make albeit the pouring and many bowls lol!

  2. says

    I love that we all added little raspberries to this! Im not a berry person either, so it was just a whim for texture. And I dig that you used Reisling. I was considering messing around with another liqueur but after taste testing a few too many, I stuck with the plan ;D

    Beautiful pics! Love your layers!

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Thanks Kita! I wanted to try the original liqueur but was quite lazy on polar vortex week to leave the house just for that so just went with what was open in the house!! I’ll just have to remake with frangelicos because it just seems delicious with it πŸ™‚

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Thanks Emily! Of course we can!! By the way, so sorry your card is late…I finally got around to grabbing it and putting it in the mail tomorrow. This past week has been crazy in school πŸ™

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Thanks!! I want to try it with Frangelicos. Everyone says it was delicious! Thanks for picking a great book πŸ™‚

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Thanks Tanya!! I love white chocolate too πŸ™‚ I kinda dipped my spoon way too often in the bowl :0

  3. says

    These are gorgeous! And your photos are so pretty! I’ve never made mousse, but I think I would definitely prefer this with the Riesling. It sounds so fancy! haha. Love those raspberries in there too. They add such a nice pop of color. πŸ™‚

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Thanks Beth! The Riesling was a great addition in the end :). Mousse is not hard to make. You will love it!!

  4. says

    I absolutely LOVE the idea of this challenge, both for its creativity and as someone who is guilty of cookbook hoarding-but-rarely-using. And I equally love this mousse, especially with the addition of (I’m slightly ashamed to admit) my favorite kind of wine. What a beautiful Valentine’s Day treat!

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Nora, you are in good company here! Riesling is my favorite too and that’s why I had a half bottle in the fridge the day I was making this lol! Thanks for the sweet comment! I’m a cookbook hoarder and can’t be trusted on amazon or on Barnes and Nobles! This club has been helping me justify a few purchases lol!

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Thanks dear! White chocolate is my favorites!! My next goal is to make it skinny like your recent mousse recipe so I feel less guilty as I indulge :0

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Thanks Meghan!! It was easy to make on the first attempt…just he prepared to use all the mixing bowls in your kitchen πŸ™‚

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Thanks Jamie!! I’m sure you can leave the wine out and still enjoy the rich chocolatey goodness πŸ™‚

  5. says

    So pretty! I love these types of desserts. Smooth mousse, riesling, double the chocolate and raspberry garnish. Really impressive, Zainab! I love the concept of this Cookbook group. I love trying new recipes and it seems like such a fun idea!

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Thanks Ashley!! When I saw your raspberry sauce I media tell thought of mixing it in this mousse hahah!

  6. says

    This mousse looks so pretty Zainab! Reisling is my favorite white wine – I love that you combined it with white chocolate! It’s sounds so classy and I’ll bet it tastes incredible! Gorgeous photos as always too girl πŸ™‚

  7. says

    Oh my gosh Zainab! This mousse looks and sounds just perfect! I just love the addition of the wine, that makes it sound even better! I wish I had a cute glass of this right in front of me! And the pictures as always look beautiful!

  8. says

    This is such a gorgeous dessert!! Looks like something that could be served in a restaurant. I haven’t made mousse in far too long, but I’m wondering if it should come out of the woodworks for V-Day!

  9. says

    Wow…this dessert is fancy and festive, Zainab! Perfect for Valentine’s Day. And I bet some Frangelico would go GREAT in here! Hope you are staying warm…haha…like that’s possible these days. I think it’s warmed over here…you should move here. πŸ™‚

  10. says

    This mousse is just stunning, Zainab! Those creamy layers and those red berries just pop so beautifully! I love the sound of the Riesling. Pinning, and have a great weekend!

  11. says

    Love love love your pictures! You inspire me. πŸ™‚
    I’ve made chocolate mousee before, but not a fancy one like this. Sounds delish with the addition of the Riesling. And completely perfect for Valentine’s day! Have a great weekend!

  12. says

    What a fun idea for a group and totally makes sense. I just need to brush some of the dust off my old cookbooks and start cooking from there again. πŸ™‚

    This valentines day dessert sound fabulous. Riesling is one of my favorite white wines and that shaved chocolate and raspberries on top of this looks ready for me to dig my spoon in! Another winner Zainab! You are a rock star dessert maker!

  13. says

    It’s been way a long time now since I last had mousse and I miss it so so much. Especially if it’s white chocolate mousse what we’re talking about!
    This one sounds absolutely decadent and creamy, and I’d love to have one in front of me right now… It sounds so delicious!
    Have a lovely weekend! xx

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Thanks Julie! I am the opposite…love sweet wines and hardly drink the real stuff lol! Hope you are having a great weekend!!

  14. says

    It’s a fantastic dessert for a romantic dinner
    I just LOVE IT
    We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day but we do have a similar holiday in a few months πŸ™‚

  15. says

    A little booze for a Valentine’s dessert is a must! I bet the crispness of the Riesling helped cut through all that white chocolate sweetness (which can sometimes be too much if you ask me). That, plus the berries, and this sounds perfect! Cheers!

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Yes! The Riesling was able cut down a bit on the white chocolate sweetness without stealing the show. Thank you πŸ™‚

  16. says

    Dear Zainab, This is a very favorite dessert. I love white or chocolate mousse. The only thing it is so light and delicious it is hard to stop eating it!! Keep warm and cozy. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  17. says

    My fiance would love this–he loves anything that has white chocolate in it. I will have to make it for him! I am a huge fan of raspberries, so this is a win-win recipe! It looks great!

  18. says

    Wow, these are beautiful! (Not that I would expect anything less from you, Zainab!) I love mousse and its soft, smooth texture. I can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Night Fever – pinning this now!

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