Crepe Bar}Crepe Filling – White Chocolate Mousse and Cream Cheese Mousse

Everyone knows that the best part of a crepe is what is inside.

Crepes can be savory or sweet.  For the bridal shower we went for the sweet version.  My favorite!

Martell Shower

Usually when we make crepes we go for the fast and easy version.  A can of whip cream (the kind you spray out of the can, so fun!), berries of our choice (strawberries, raspberries).  We just pile it on and enjoy.  Another favorite is also a layer of nutella topped with sliced bananas.  I prefer nutella with strawberries or even better yet is a layer of lemon curd with some berries and whip cream – heaven!  There must always be berries and lots of them

Martell Shower

Another very simple but delicious version is to drizzle with lemon juice and then a nice sprinkling of powdered sugar.  A few strawberries added is nice too.

For the shower I decided to get a little fancier and make some mousse fillings for the crepe.  I went with three different flavors.

The great thing about the mousse fillings is I could make them all the night before and just keep them in the refrigerator until the morning of the shower.

Of course there had to be chocolate.  I found a recipe for a chocolate  mousse over at my friend Laura’s site, Real Mom Kitchen.

The crepe recipe I used can be found here.

Martell Shower

My favorite of the three fillings I made was the White Chocolate Mousse – no surprise there!  But the filling that disappeared the fastest was the Cream Cheese Mousse.  They were all so good. I may or may not have eaten some of the leftovers straight out of the bowl, with just a spoon, no crepe.

Martell Shower

Crepe Bar}Crepe Filling – White Chocolate Mousse and Cream Cheese Mousse

Ingredients

  • 1 C milk (I used 2 %, don't use skim. Whole milk would be the best)
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 3 oz. white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp gelatin
  • 1 Tbsp cold water
  • 1 C whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Combine milk, cornstarch, sugar and egg yolk into a medium sauce pan
  • Whisk together well
  • Over medium heat, cook until it thickens and comes to a simmer
  • Whisk constantly it will take about 10 minutes
  • Then remove from heat and add in vanilla, butter and white chocolate
  • Mix until everything is melted
  • Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap and chill for four hours or overnight
  • In a small cup or bowl combine the gelatin with the water
  • Let it stand for about 10 minutes
  • Then pop into the microwave for about 10 seconds to melt the gelatin
  • Cool to room temperature
  • Then combine cream, powdered sugar and vanilla
  • Whip until thick
  • Add in gelatin and mix until medium peaks are formed
  • Fold the whipped cream into the white chocolate mixture in 3 parts
  • Cover and chill for at least an hour or overnight

Martell Shower

Crepe Bar}Crepe Filling – White Chocolate Mousse and Cream Cheese Mousse

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C heavy cream, divided
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 3/4 C sugar, divided
  • 1/3 C sour cream or Greek yogurt ( I used Greek yogurt)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • In a small pan heat together 1/2 cup of cream, cream cheese, and 1/2 C sugar over medium heat Stir frequently until the cream cheese is melted and mixture is smooth
  • Put into a bowl and allow to cool to room temperature
  • In your mixer, beat the 1 cup cream with the yogurt, remaining 1/4 cup sugar and vanilla until medium peaks form
  • Fold the two mixtures together, 1/3 at a time
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. Mary Kathryn says

    Years ago when I was at BYU my sister worked at a crepe store called European Connections… I don’t think they are around anymore. They had some amazing concoctions like just brown sugar…. an ice cream crepe, nutella, and the sandwich ones were amazing. I am really trying to figure out an excuse to make some crepes of my own.

  2. Denise says

    I love your table setting with all the cute card stands. Could you recommend where to buy something like that? This crepe bar is simply amazing!

    • says

      Denise, I found them various places – ebay, Goodwill, Dollar Store and craft stores. Just keep your eyes open for them as you are shopping around. I just grab them when I see them!

  3. says

    What a fabulous shower idea! I’ve only thought of yogurt parfaits or typical brunch foods. But this is simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing. Love the shabby fabric garland as well.

  4. Cara says

    Just wondering how you cooked the crepes? Were you able to cook them before hand and keep in the refrigerator? Considering doing this, but curious as to how you made the crepes because it seems like a lot of work to cook them at the party :) Thanks!!

    • says

      You can definitely cook them up the day before and just refrigerate them. Be sure to put a piece of wax paper in between each one so they don’t stick together. I just bring them to room temperature before we use them. They are really quit easy and fast to make.

  5. Janette Ballard says

    Leigh Anne,
    How much of each filling (like cream cheese mousse) does your recipe make? It looks like about 4-5 cups..?
    Janette

  6. Nina says

    If you use any of those fillings in cupcakes do they have to stay in the fridge prior to use or can you leave them sitting out for awhile?

  7. Brittney says

    Leigh Anne,
    Where did you get those tall spiral card holders??? I LOVE those!!! And where did you get the large chalkboard? I am doing a shower and wanted to use them in the decorations. You always have such cute ideas!

    • says

      They all came from Goodwill. The chalkboard is an old picture frame I painted. I also got a piece of plywood to fit into the frame and painted it with chalkboard paint.

  8. says

    This cream cheese filling is amazing! Any idea how long these fillings will keep? I want to make the cream cheese and chocolate mousse in advance for this weekend, but I don’t want them to go bad. Any advice? Thanks!

  9. Nikki says

    Do you have a list of all your toppings somewhere? We are doing a crepe bar tomorrow for my sisters baby shower and your toppings look so creative!

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  1. [...] made up 3 different kinds of filling for the crepes – a chocolate mousse, cream cheese mouse and white chocolate mousse. No worries, I’ll be sharing all the recipes.  I must say the white chocolate was my favorite [...]

  2. […] Have a DIY crepe bar! A great idea for a ladies tea, a bridal shower or baby shower! This post from Your Homebased Mom details what was in her crepe bar: bowls of fresh berries, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, canned whipped cream, nutella, sliced bananas, lemon curd, and sprinkles. She also includes recipes for the crepes, as well as the white chocolate mousse and cream cheese mousse! […]

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