Chocolate Mousse – Fluffy, airy and rich yet light at the same time! Perfect to serve with some fresh fruit or berries! This is a PERFECT dessert for Valentine’s day!
This chocolate mousse is a dream for all chocolate lovers! It’s fluffy, incredibly chocolate-y, light and undeniably satisfying.
There are many different recipes for chocolate mousse. Some are made with whipped cream, others with avocado or even with aquafaba (chickpea brine).
This recipe is closer to a traditional french version, with eggs being one of the main ingredients. Using eggs makes the mousse incredibly creamy, smooth and rich yet light and airy at the same time!
Chocolate Mousse – Nutrition Breakdown
Here is some good news for all you chocolate lovers out there – not only is chocolate delicious, it’s also good for you!
Studies have shown that chocolate is
- Good for heart health – The flavonoids found in chocolate protect against oxidation of LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol). Oxidised LDL cholesterol can lead to inflammation and clog the arteries which can lead to cardiovascular disease.
- Can boost mood – Chocolate is anecdotally claimed to boost your mood, and even though the evidence is limited whether chocolate can affect your mood, one study showed that consuming chocolate polyphenols for 30 days increased feelings of calmness and contentedness!
- Packed with antioxidants – Helps to keep your cells in good condition which can prevent premature ageing, healthy skin, prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.
- Good for skin – The antioxidants found in chocolate can help to protect your skin against sun damage, improve blood flow and improve skin hydration!
By serving it with raspberries you’ll get fibre (good for gut health), vitamin C (immune system and skin) and copper (hair pigmentation and skin) and blueberries will provide antioxidants (keeps your cells healthy), vitamin K (bone health) and manganese (antioxidant)!
This chocolate mousse can be prepared the day before. Just add the toppings before serving it!
Also, this chocolate mousse is gluten free and dairy free!
Love chocolate? Here are some other chocolate recipes for you chocolate lovers
- No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Balls – All you need is a blender to make these nut free chocolate balls! Perfect as a sweet bite in a packed lunch box!
- Chocolate Covered Walnuts -These are perfect for an afternoon snack as well as a sweet bite after dinner!
- Popped Amaranth Chocolate Bark – If you love the combination of salty popcorn and chocolate you’ll love this chocolate bark!
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- 2 eggs, separated (room temperature)
- 80 ml / 1/3 cup coconut cream
- 100 g dark chocolate >70%
- 2 tsp caster sugar
- Break/chop the chocolate into smaller pieces and place in a heatproof bowl.
- Heat the coconut cream on medium heat until liquified and hot (but not boiling)
- Pour the hot coconut cream over the broken chocolate and whisk until melted. Add the egg yolk and whisk quickly until smooth and glossy. Set aside.
- Whisk the egg whites until it gets white and fluffy. Add the sugar and whisk until firm and fluffy.
- Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until just combined (don't overfold!)
- Pour into 4 pots / ramekins and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
- Serve the chocolate mousse with fresh fruit or berries!
- Make sure you use the fresh, room temperature eggs.
- Note about raw eggs: This recipe uses raw eggs. If you have any concerns about eating raw eggs, use pasteurised eggs.
- Can be prepared one day ahead.