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Quick Chocolate Mousse

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Serves 1 - 6

Quick and easy recipe that contains no eggs or gelatine, suitable for any occasion. Great served with fruit.

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  • 100g bar good quality plain chocolate
  • 50ml milk
  • 200ml double cream
  • 100g strawberries (or other seasonal fruit) sliced.


    1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
    2. Heat the milk until boiling, then whisk in melted chocolate. Leave to cool.
    3. Whip 150ml of cream until soft peak stage, then fold into cooled chocolate.
    4. Reserve 6 strawberries for decoration, place remainder into 6 serving ramekins or small bowls.
    5. Evenly spoon in the chocolate mixture.
    6. Whip remaining cream and use to decorate the the top of the desert with the sliced strawberries.

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12th Jun, 2016
Really impressed by this. I have been craving chocolate mousse, but most of the supermarket brands contain gelatine so not suitable for vegetarians, and other recipes seemed too much fuss just to have some mousse. This was super easy and made a light creamy mousse.
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15th Nov, 2015
I made some of this as a filling for some strawberry and chocolate millefeuille It was perfect consistency for piping and held shape well enough to support the pastry and tasted great. This mousse only has one weak point, and that is it has to have an accompaniment e.g. fruit or a salted caramel to develop flavour otherwise it is a little bland. But on the whole this is a useful mousse and is quick and easy to make.
26th Oct, 2014
I just made this to fill some tuille cigars I made today, and oh boy is it good- I almost wept! I made it using dairy milk chocolate and died upon tasting it- pure heaven of fat and sugar (bye-bye, diet!) For me I wouldn't count it as a "proper" chocolate mousse, but it was perfect for what I needed it for, and it has the consistency of a piping cream, which is exactly what I did (after eating at least half, but shhhh), so all in all this is one of the naughtiest things I have ever allowed to pass my lips... Yum yum yum!
12th Jan, 2013
Realised I didn't have any eggs so this recipe was a real life saver for my dinner party!!! Used Lindt chocolate with (hazelnuts and sultanas) which gave the dessert some nice textures Whisked the cream slightly more to make it thicker and served with a Sharon fruit purée (also bbc good food can be found under this other mousse recipe link This was a gorgeous but very quick to prepare dessert will def make again absolutely gorgeous!
11th Jan, 2012
I'm pregnant so needed an eggless recipe. It was thick but still fluffy and tasty! I made some whipped cream to go on top and it was divine! I used Asda's own milk chocolate and it tasted great so now I'm tempted to try a more expensive chocolate :)
22nd May, 2015
Hi anyone tried this recipe with white chocolate?
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15th Nov, 2015
I tried it with white chocolate... It turned to liquid and although it still tasted nice there was not much use for it unless you want a sauce... certainly not a mousse.
tina houland
24th Nov, 2014
I am wanting to know how long in advance can you make this mousse and how long does it last can somebody please help me
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23rd Jul, 2017
Fantastically simple mouse that doesn't come out of a packet! I also add toffee to mine using the same recipe but using budget priced shop toffees (I melt the sweets down in a pan) with a splash of milk until the mixture dissolves completely, then add to the melted chocolate and whipped double cream - gives the mouse a nostalgic childhood kick and far more a luxurious creamier (non-artificial) smoothie desert. Never a good idea to whisk cream with heated chocolate and toffee in( my case) - first and last experiment made it soupy. Lumpy cream when adding warm chocolate etc. horrified me yet at first yet once thoroughly mixed in, does make a beautiful thick mousse I also buy supermarket 'basics/value' range plain dark chocolate that doesn't contains 70% Cocoa solids, yet still just as good as non - budget ones. Not only cost-effective but also achieves the very same high quality taste as the Green & Black's range.