The ultimate makeover: Chocolate mousse

The ultimate makeover: Chocolate mousse

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This sophisticated dessert is great for a dinner party, or for a lighter family pud use ordinary dark chocolate with less cocoa solids

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
167
protein
4g
carbs
15g
fat
10g
saturates
5g
fibre
2g
sugar
11g
salt
0.12g

Ingredients

  • 85g dark chocolate, 70% (I used Green & Black's)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp coffee granules
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 50g full-fat Greek yogurt
  • handful raspberries, to decorate

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Method

  1. Chop the chocolate very finely and put it into a large bowl that will fit over a pan of simmering water. Mix the cocoa, coffee and vanilla with 2 tbsp cold water, and pour over the chocolate. Place the bowl over the gently simmering water, give it all a stir, then remove from the heat. Leave with the bowl of chocolate still over the water, stirring occasionally to check when melted.
  2. Stir the melted chocolate, it will be quite thick. Stir in 2 tbsp boiling water and the chocolate will immediately thin down and become silky smooth. Leave to cool slightly.
  3. Whisk the egg whites to fairly soft peaks, then whisk in the sugar until thick and glossy. Beat the yogurt into the cooled chocolate. Fold about one-third of the egg whites into the chocolate mix using a large metal spoon, then very gently fold in the rest of the whites until they are evenly mixed in – being careful not to over-mix or you will lose the volume of the mousse. Spoon into 4 small cups or (125-150ml) ramekins and chill for a couple of hours, or overnight.
  4. Place each mousse on a saucer or small plate. Top with a few raspberries, then dust with a little cocoa powder. Will keep for up to 2 days in the fridge.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2010

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sophiebeynon's picture
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Very yummy and not obviously lower in fat either. It was very popular with the kids when served topped with raspberries and just a couple of cafe curl biscuits to the side.

staceymelia's picture

I always make this for dinner parties and it goes down a treat. Depending on your appetite, I'd say that the recipe could actually serve 2 people rather than 4. It's a really light mousse, and because there is no cream it's not really rich, so I would like a bit more than the portion the recipe allows.

lauraryan2012's picture

Really nice, easy to make. Would defo make again

cookie-monster79's picture
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OMW this was yum and fluffy. Made this as a treat for my health and diet aware bf. He loved it and so did I.

seema-a's picture
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Tried it with white chocolate as the amounts were a bit too little for us. Used the same ingredients for the white chocolate mousse, except for the sugar. I prepared the black choc mousse one day in advance and left it to set. Added a few raspberries on top and then added the white chocolate mousse. It was light and delicious. A great way to end a dinner party.

kaffsutton's picture
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I took all the comments into account- thanks everyone! And tweaked the recipe. No coffee...not a coffee fan, green and blacks milk choc rather than 70%, whisked the egg whites v well, chilled for 6 hours or so in tea cups with grated choc on top.....PERFECT! Made 1 1/2 times recipe to 3/4 fill standard tea cup. DIVINE. Can't wait to do this again but will experiment with lower fat Greek yog. Yummy yummy. AND there was no loose, runny bits at end of cup. Great recipe, but the comments from all you foodies out there made it a real success.

eloveland's picture
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Worked really well and the raspberries tasted brilliant with the dark chocolate. Will definitely be making this one again.

mkharvey12's picture
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I tried this recipe a couple of weeks ago. It was my first time attempting a mousse and the steps were relatively simple (although ensure you have an electric whisk for the egg whites!). However I wasn't overwhelmed by the final outcome, even after chilling overnight it still had quite a gloopy consistency rather than a fluffy mousse and If I were to make this again I would omit the coffee as it overpowered everything else.

emmaw26's picture

Does anyone know if this would work with 0% fat greek yogurt? Or does it have to be full fat?? Hoping to give this ago but would prefer to use a low fat greek yogurt.

corasingapore's picture
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For a mid week girls dinner I made these after a friend requested them again...I didn't think they'd turned out all that well 1st attempt but I think I was disappointed my lemon mousses failed to turn out at all! Originally served with Raspberrys, this time sprinkled with icing sugar and I was liberal with the coffee/vanilla. Loved by although they are rich and do make small 3 portions.Will try other recipes but for a healthier mousse I think they're pretty hard to beat :)

rosannaspiral's picture
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I did this for a dinner party last night and I was running behind (as usual) and only got them in the fridge half an hour before my guests arrived. 2 hours later when we were eating them they tasted perfect... everyone was impressed and asking for the recipe! I served them with a scattering of chopped strawberries and a sprinkling of crumbled meringue nest on top! They looked great!

sailorgirl700's picture
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This went down really well as the dessert for a dinner party last night. Everyone commented on have light and chocolatey it was. I did slighting increase all of the ingredients as it was to serve 6. Just before serving I topped with some lightly crushed caramel rice cake and some pear crisps to add some different textures. Have made before and will make again.

sandra51's picture
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This was nice, doesn't make a tremendous amount (suppose that also depends on your egg whites and the cups your are serving it in), having said that I don't think you could eat a tremendous amount as it is very cocoa laden. Nice but not sure I would make this one again.

crazy_foody's picture

Sounds nice and healthy!!!!

drfabio's picture
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PS: I didn't find it too rich at all, and think we'd have no problem with a 70% cocoa bar. Then again, we'll quite happily munch on 80%...

drfabio's picture
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Really delicious and pretty simple - and I couldn't tell that it was low-fat at all. I don't think I'll bother with any other mousse recipe in future! I made it chocolate mint, using a 55% cocoa dark choc with mint, and substituted 1 tsp of the boiling water for peppermint flavouring. I agree with a previous comment that it was a bit looser at the bottom though - the top set very nicely but the bottom didn't seem to hold the bubbles as well - so I might use a bit less water next time.

chanelc's picture
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Gorgeous although very rich! Raspberrys help lighten the richness but def not for all with the dark chocolate. Will be trying with Milk choc and will let you all know my finding. Mousse did turn out lovely and fluffy, was really impressed and will def be making again!

jburton's picture
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Beautiful rich and soft. I loved it. It was very chocolaty so using Milk chocolate would lighten this up i agree. But personally speaking i wouldn't change a thing. I did use a Dark choc/orange and almond bar of chocolate like i mentioned earlier...... yummy

ericathefirst's picture
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I absolutely loved this, was amazed how well it turned out. I would agree with some of the other commenters though, a couple of people in my family said they would have preferred it made with milk chocolate.

jburton's picture
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I plan to make this Sat (tomorrow). Instead of using just plain choccy I'm going to use a Dark choc/orange and almond bar of chocolate. My OH loves Chocolate orange and coffee so this will jazz it up.

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