Chocolate mousse in pot with cream and chocolate shavings with spoon

Easy chocolate mousse

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(9 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

    dahk chok-o-let

    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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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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