I love this chocolate mousse recipe as it is so quick and easy to make and it really helps those sweet chocolate cravings! The other great thing about this recipe is that it can be tweaked to suit your own tastes too.
The original recipe is made with 70% dark chocolate for a plain chocolate mousse, but I love to mix it up by using orange or mint flavoured dark chocolate too!
Remember, the darker the chocolate, the less sugar it has (but this also means the more bitter taste it has too!) If you’re not used to eating dark chocolate or a low carb and sugar diet, it’s wise to stick to 70% cocoa solids as anything darker may be too bitter.
- 50 grams dark chocolate
- 200 ml double cream
- Melt the chocolate in a microwavable bowl for a few seconds at a time, then stirring, being careful not to burn it. Alternatively you can melt the chocolate in a large bowl over hot water
- Pour the cream into a separate bowl and whip until it is the consistency you like. This is much easier and faster with an electric whisk. The cream will all of a sudden change from liquid, thickening until it is a stiff cream (be careful not to over-whip the cream or it will split into lumps - stop when it is a nice thick consistency)
- Pour in the melted chocolate and fold (gently stir) until it is combined throughout the cream and decant into serving ramekins/bowls/glasses
- You can add additional toppings such as a small amount of grated dark chocolate, drizzle of melted chocolate, chopped nuts and cream if you wish
- The mousse can be eaten straight away, or will set even firmer if refrigerated