The ultimate makeover: Chocolate mousse

The ultimate makeover: Chocolate mousse

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(45 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins


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: per serving

  • kcal167
  • fat10g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.12g
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  • 85g dark chocolate, 70% (I used Green & Black's)
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

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    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

  • 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



    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…


  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.

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12th Jan, 2015
Rich, but light and airy and so easy to make. It got lots of umms & ahhs and I served this in little espresso cups with a cappuccino cream from this link swirled on top and sprinkled over cocoa powder so it looked just like a mini cappuccino. The mouse from the link I have provided is nice but the mousse on here is even nicer and lighter.
3rd Jan, 2015
I made this for a party before Christmas and it went down a treat! Followed the recommendations and used milk chocolate--Green and Blacks milk chocolate and a bar of G and B almond chocolate. I hadn't realised this chocolate had pieces of almond in it but this actually added a lovely texture. Like others omitted the coffee and used fat free Grrek yoghurt. Also used less water. Really delicious and lovely with some summer fruits.
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11th Dec, 2014
I made this using 75% chocolate and wow, it was so bitter. Not to my liking at all, so made it a second time as the texture was lovely but made it with milk chocolate, no coffee and no vanilla. It turned out amazing, so lovely. I would say that these are very small portions if using to make 4 so we just made this recipe between 2. Will definitely be making it again. Oh I also used fat free Greek yogurt.
25th Sep, 2014
Made this last night, used 100g milk chocolate and less water. I also didn't add the coffee and I used fat free greek yoghurt. Was really delicious, tasted rich and you definitely could not tell it was healthy!
25th Jun, 2014
I made this to take on a picnic. I doubled the recipe for 6 people, used 0% Greek yogurt and added 2 tablespoons Cointreau with 2 tablespoons of boiling water. It was really yummy. All my friends loved it.
28th Feb, 2014
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.
5th Jan, 2014
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.
17th Feb, 2013
Really nice, easy to make. Would defo make again
25th Nov, 2012
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.
22nd Nov, 2012
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.


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