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Easy Chocolate Mousse

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Serves 4

Simple and absolutely decadent!

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  • 300ml heavy cream
  • 140g good-quality dark chocolate
  • A few drops of vanilla extract


    1. In a bowl over simmering water, melt the chocolate (in pieces) with 100ml of the cream. Stir frequently until you get a rich creamy mixture.
    2. While the chocolate/cream mixture is melting, whip the remaining cream to stiff peaks.
    3. Once the chocolate/cream mixture is fully melted and cooled, combine with the whipped cream, and, using a hand mixer, whip the mixture to soft peaks.
    4. Spoon into 4 small bowls or glasses and chill until serving.

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Comments (4)

Sheflonken's picture

Not sure I did it right but it sort of worked:
Step 1. My chocolate and whipping cream separated and didn't really recombine. I used 85% solids choc, might melt better with 60-70%?
Step 2. I may have overwhipped beyond "stiff peaks".
Step 3. Got bored waiting for choc / cream to cool fully, whipped at 40C+ and struggled to achieve "soft peaks"
Step 4. After chilling it was delicious firm and bitter with a slightly grainy texture, would have been better with the Vanilla Extract.

lbowellb's picture

I'm going to try this out sounds scrummy...i'll let you know how they go!

valiot's picture

Amazing =) really easy to make and lovely to eat =) thanks for posting your recipe =)

burzulicious's picture

I love my own recipe.

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