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How to Make Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse is a light, airy and ever-so-creamy dessert, perfect to serve at dinner parties or to whip up whenever you want to banish those chocolate cravings. It can be served however you wish; serve in ramekins, tall wine glasses, or just in small plain bowls. However you present this lush treat, it promises to taste amazing. Better yet, our chocolate mousse recipe only requires four ingredients!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Large, Separated Eggs
  • 120ml of Warm Water
  • 40g of Golden Caster Sugar
  • 200g of Dark Chocolate (75% cocoa solids)
  • Whipped Cream (to serve - optional)

Equipment:

  • 6 x 150ml Ramekins or Serving Glasses
  • Large Heatproof Bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Tablespoon
  • Clingfilm
  • Whisk

METHOD: Cheeky Chocolate Mousse

  1. Break your chocolate into a heatproof bowl with 120ml of warm water, and then place the bowl over a saucepan of lightly simmering water. Ensure your bowl isn’t touching the water.
  2. Allow the chocolate to melt for about 6 minutes, keeping the heat at its lowest. As soon as the chocolate has melted, removed the bowl from the heat and stir the chocolate well until it’s smooth and glossy. Cool the mixture for about 2 to 3 minutes, and then stir in three egg yolks with a wooden spoon.
  3. Take a large mixing bowl and whisk up the egg whites to form soft peaks. Sprinkle in the sugar one third at a time while continuously whisking, until the whites are glossy.
  4. Next, grab a tablespoon and fold one spoonful of egg whites into the chocolate mixture to loosen it up a bit. Then, carefully tip in the rest of the egg whites and fold gradually with cutting movements; you want to keep as much air as possible to achieve a light, fluffy mousse.
  5. Divide your mousse mixture up into the ramekins and cover each one with clingfilm, before transferring them to the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.
  6. Take your chocolate mousse out of the fridge and serve them with a blob of whipped cream, a sprig of mint, or even some dark chocolate shavings!