Mint-Chic mousse 2016

Mint-choc mousse

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Prep: 35 mins Cook: 10 mins plus 2 hrs 10 mins cooling

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Serves 8

This reduced-sugar dessert has a light mousse texture, a refreshing hint of mint and rich chocolate finish all at once - the perfect after dinner treat

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal539
  • fat50g
  • saturates30g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre3g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 200g dark chocolate (70-75% cocoa solids)
    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…

  • 500ml double cream
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 3 eggs, separated



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 300g Greek yogurt
  • pomegranate seeds, to serve
  • picked mint leaves, to serve


  1. With the chocolate bar flat-side up, scrape a large kitchen knife over the surface to create chocolate curls (you only need enough to decorate the mousses before serving). Transfer to a plate and chill. Finely chop the remaining chocolate and put in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water, stirring every now and then, until melted. Alternatively, melt in the microwave in short bursts, to ensure it doesn’t burn. Set aside to cool for 10 mins.

  2. Put the cream and peppermint extract in a bowl. Put the egg whites in another bowl with a small pinch of salt. Using very clean beaters, whisk the egg whites until they hold stiff peaks, add the sugar and briefly whisk again. Transfer the beaters to the cream and whisk until just holding its shape, then fold in 200g of the yogurt. Stir the egg yolks into the melted chocolate.

  3. Add a large spoonful of egg white to the chocolate mix and stir to loosen the consistency. Add the remaining egg whites and the whipped cream. Gently fold everything together with a large metal spoon, trying to keep as much air in the mixture as possible. When there are no more visible streaks, transfer to eight serving glasses and chill for 2 hrs, or cover with cling film and chill for up to 24 hrs.

  4. Before serving, top each mousse with a spoonful of yogurt, pomegranate seeds, chocolate shavings and mint leaves.

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19th Nov, 2017
So disappointed with this recipe. No warning that the chocolate can go rock hard if too cool when the rest of the ingredients are added - be warned before ££s of ingredients end up in the bin!
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