Chocolate mousse in pot with cream and chocolate shavings with spoon

Easy chocolate mousse

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 2 mins


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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  • 150g 70% dark chocolate, plus extra to serve
    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…

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


  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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Andrew Delaney
26th May, 2020
Highly recommend... If you would like to waste 6 egg whites and 150g of high quality dark chocolate. If you are like the other 99.9% of the population, stay away from this recipe. Absolutely appalling method. DON'T USE A MICROWAVE TO MELT CHOCOLATE. Use a heat-proof bowl over simmering water. Would it not occur to the author to give a temperature of the chocolate so the egg white does not cook. Of course not. I set up an account just to comment on this recipe. Please stay away from this and use another with more clear method.
25th May, 2020
Doesnt work at all. I wasted six eggs and a load of chocolate- not to mention my time. They didnt work at all- big disappointment
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Charlie Mallindine
12th May, 2020
Set quickly and a great and simple way to use up leftover egg white
13th Apr, 2020
Quick and easy recipe with amazing results. Very tasty
2nd Jan, 2020
These didn't work at all. The mousse didn't set and was separated when I served them after being in the fridge for 6hours - rather embarrassing as made for a dinner party.
1st Jan, 2020
Very easy to make and the result was a light mousse with a rich chocolate flavor but without the heaviness of cream. We added shop bought Thornton brownie squares quartered and hidden in the bottom of the mousse. Just before serving added fresh raspberries and aerosol cream. A really nice, super easy dessert.
19th Oct, 2018
I added the egg yolks to the melted chocolate before addding the beaten egg whites. It was a big success, it was very light. Not sure how it would be if you didn’t add the yolks, even lighter I would imagine.
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Jasmine McClutchie
29th Apr, 2020
Can this be made with milk chocolate instead or would that not work?
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30th Apr, 2020
Hey, Esther from the cookery team here! you could try it with milk chocolate, I'd go for a reasonably high quality one though or use half dark half milk. Thanks for your question!
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