Esponjado de Café Recipe: A Classic Colombian Coffee Mousse Dessert

This esponjado de café recipe is a classic Colombian dessert with a beautiful blend of coffee in it. It tastes amazing and looks great when served.

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Esponjado means “sponge” or “foam” in Spanish. There are quite a few variations, but this coffee one, the esponjado de café recipe, is a favorite of many.

chocolate mousse and coffee mousse in bowls
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chocolate mousse and coffee mousse in bowls

Esponjado de Café

This esponjado de café recipe is a classic Colombian dessert with a beautiful blend of coffee in it. It tastes amazing and looks great when served.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Resting Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Colombian, Latin American, South American
Servings 6 people
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp instant coffee good quality
  • 14 oz condensed milk 1 average can
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 egg whites

Instructions
 

  • In a pot, boil the water.
  • In a small bowl, combine 2 tbsp of water with the coffee.
  • In another bowl, combine 3 tbsp of water with the gelatin. Mix well so that the gelatin dissolves.
  • Into a blender, pour the condensed milk and the coffee mixture.
  • Blend for about 2 minutes. Pour the gelatin mix to it and blend for another minute.
  • In a separate bowl beat the heavy cream for 3 minutes or until it becomes fluffy.
  • Add the cream into the coffee mix.
  • Beat the egg whites with sugar and keep beating until it becomes firm.
  • Pour the egg whites into the coffee mix in batches.
  • Mix well and pour onto glasses.
  • Refrigerate for nearly 5 hours or so.
  • Serve with grated chocolate on top.
Keyword mousse