Sunday, October 31, 2010

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Creamy chocolate mousse with fresh strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream

The first time I made chocolate mousse, I made it straight out of a packet of instant mix. Perhaps I'm fussy, but it tasted pretty bad and I think I had to throw away most of it because nobody else wanted to eat it. It just tasted a little plasticky. So, this time, I decided to make chocolate mousse from scratch instead. Quick and easy to prepare, all you need are eggs, cream and chocolate (and a little sugar). Smooth, light and creamy, it's a good substitute for chocolate ice-cream or soft serve :)

Easy Chocolate Mousse


3 large eggs, separated
350ml thickened cream
200g dark cooking chocolate
2 tbsp caster sugar


  1. Melt 180g of the chocolate together with 200ml of the cream in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Stir with a whisk until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and leave to cool for about 5 minutes. Then stir in egg yolks.
  2. Whip the rest of the cream to soft peaks.
  3. Beat the egg whites to soft peaks, then add sugar and beat till stiff and glossy.
  4. Fold the beaten egg white into the chocolate mixture in two batches until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Pour into ramekins or little cups and chill for four hours or overnight.
  6. With the remaining 20g chocolate, use a grater to make chocolate curls.
  7. Serve chilled chocolate mousse with whipped cream, berries and chocolate curls.