Dark chocolate orange mousse recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 5 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 386 calories / serving
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Try this dark, rich chocolate mousse with hints of orange. This is a lovely dessert to serve up for dinner parties and special occasions.

Put the butter, chocolate and marshmallows in a heatproof bowl, set over a pan of simmering water (but the bottom of the bowl not touching the water). Heat for 5 minutes to soften.

Meanwhile, cut 6 tiny wedges from the orange, then finely grate the zest from the remaining orange. Add the boiled water and grated orange zest to the chocolate mixture; heat and stir together for about 5 minutes until everything is properly melted (the marshmallows tend to take longer than the chocolate).

Remove the bowl from the heat and let cool for a few minutes.

Fold the cream and vanilla, if using, into the chocolate mixture and stir until the mixture is well combined. Pour and spoon into 6 glasses or cups and allow to cool completely. Decorate with the orange wedges to serve.

Tip: You can use low-fat crème fraîche or fromage frais instead o the cream if you want to reduce the calories! Try flavouring the mousse with fresh mint or topping it with strawberries.

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  • Ingredients

  • 40g (½oz) butter
  • 150g (5oz) plain dark chocolate
  • 150g (5oz) marshmallows
  • 1 orange
  • 2tbsp boiled water
  • 150m (¼pt) double cream, softly whipped
  • 1tsp vanilla extract (optional)
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  • Energy 1609kj 386kcal 19%
  • Fat 25.9g 37%
  • Saturates 15.8g 79%
  • Sugars 32.2g 36%
  • Salt 0g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 37.9g Protein 2.7g Fibre 1.2g


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