Chocolate mousse in pot with cream and chocolate shavings with spoon

Easy chocolate mousse

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 2 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Make this classic chocolate dessert in minutes with just a few ingredients – light yet delicious. Perfect for fuss-free entertaining to end a rich meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal277
  • fat16g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre4g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.24g
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Ingredients

  • 150g 70% dark chocolate, plus extra to serve
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

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  • 6 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche and grated chocolate, to serve

Method

  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in a microwaveable bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until just melted. Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks, scatter in the sugar and whisk again until the mixture forms stiff peaks when you lift the whisk out (around 30 seconds).

  2. Add a big tablespoon of the egg white to the melted chocolate and mix vigorously, working fast so the chocolate doesn’t cool and harden. Then fold in the remaining egg whites carefully using a spatula or large metal spoon. Spoon into 4 glasses or ramekins and set in the fridge for 2-3 hours. Serve each with a dollop of crème fraiche and shavings of dark chocolate.

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