Bear's chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 3 mins plus chilling, no cook


Serves 2

Bear Grylls' chocolatey dessert is so quick to make. If you have unexpected guests, it's sure to be a winner! 

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal350
  • fat18g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars23g
  • fibre1g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 2 eggs



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  • 4 slightly heaped tbsp cacao powder
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

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  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • a dash of vanilla essence



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  1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a whisk until smooth. Divide into two ramekins and put in the fridge for at least 30 mins to set. Then serve – with a tiny spoon to make it last longer!

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29th Mar, 2019
Made this today for my partner and I. I mixed the ingredients in the morning and left it in the fridge all day after reading some reviews that said it didnt set right. It was set perfectly by the time we ate it (about 8 hours in the fridge) and it was delicious! I couldn't get the mixture quite smooth enough but the lumps tasted like chocolate chips. I also put strawberries on top just before serving which made it even more yummy.
29th Jan, 2019
Used cocoa powder instead and still set. Good, quick dessert.
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10th May, 2018
This has to be the quickest and easiest dessert I have ever made, added to which it’s simply delicious! Made it exactly as described with cacao powder and it set perfectly. Unless you are a complete chocoholic like me, you could easily split between 4 small shot glasses and top with raspberries or strawberries, which works perfectly. Love chocolate? You have to make this!
7th May, 2018
Well this has to be one of the most successful desserts ever! My family could not get enough. I made double the amount and it set perfectly even using cocoa. Yummylicious!
14th Dec, 2016
great mousse, love this one. a little hint warm the coconut oil to just melted but not hot, then add it to the other ingredients already in the bowl. All other ingredients including eggs should be at room temperature otherwise the coconut oil will solidify resulting in a lumpy mixture. I found using an electric whisk worked well and it takes about 3 mins to get it whipped double in volume, it will still look runny, but put it in the fridge and it will set. Just remember it melts quickly when taken out!
7th Jul, 2016
Easy and yummy. Will certainly be making it again. Kids less keen, but that's not a problem - more for us!
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10th Jun, 2016
Soooo easy and absolutely delicious. I served this in 3 cocktail glasses with raspberries or strawberries on top. It set perfectly. I've also put them into shot glasses with some amaretto in the bottom. If you can't get cacao, you can easily use cocoa powder instead. Highly reccommended.
15th May, 2016
I made this recipe yesterday and doubled the quantities however, it was very runny and even having left overnight in the fridge, it is still runny. I have now put it in the freezer hoping that it will set for tonight.
19th May, 2016
Did you use chocolate or cocoa powder? The fat in chocolate (cocoa butter) sets hard when cold and would set the mousse. You would not get this if cocoa powder was used.
9th May, 2016
When you say cacao powder, is this the same as cocoa powder?
14th Dec, 2016
Cacao powder is raw ground cacao beans, the cocoa powder is a heated powder or roasted and ground version that is cheaper but lacks all the vitamins and minerals as these are destroyed in the heating process. cacao powder gives a more creamy dessert
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