Recipe: Chocolate Mousse


This is a childhood favourite that's so good us adults love it too. A rich dark chocolate mousse, with a hint of orange, is the perfect end to a meal. Simple to make from just 5 ingredients and can be made to look extra fancy too. Unfortunately, this c


  • 250 g chocolate
  • 100 ml milk
  • 1 orange (zested)
  • 280 ml double cream
  • 3 large egg whites
melt the chocolate

Step 1

Melt The Chocolate

crack the chocolate into small pieces and place in a heatproof bowl with the milk. heat gently over a pan of simmering water until melted and silky smooth or blast in the microwave, stirring occasionally if you have one.

zest the orange in

Step 2

Zest The Orange In

zest in the orange to the melted chocolate and leave to cool slightly

whip the cream

Step 3

Whip The Cream

whip the cream to soft, but floppy, peaks.

whip the egg whites

Step 4

Whip The Egg Whites

whisk the egg whites in another bowl to soft peaks.

get folding!

Step 5

Get Folding!

fold the chocolate into the cream mixture as carefully as possible, then do the same with the egg whites.

divide up the mix and chill

Step 6

Divide Up The Mix And Chill

divide into individual glasses, dishes or cups and chill for at least 4 hours.

serve 'em!

Step 7

Serve 'em!

decorate with a bit of whipped cream and more orange zest just before serving. serves 4

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