Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Chocolate mousse is a delicious, decadent dessert that everyone loves. This chocolate mousse recipe is simple to make and tastes amazing. The key to a perfect chocolate mousse is using good quality ingredients. That's why at The Skinny Food Co, we offer something like no other - good quality ingredients, without the added calories, this way you can now enjoy the nation's favourite dessert, completely guilt-free.
Chocolate mousse is a classic French dessert. It consists of whipped cream, eggs, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and milk or heavy cream, but our expert team have decided to swap out some of the unhealthier aspects of a typical chocolate mousse, and substitute using our low-Cal & low-sugar chocolate alternatives, helping you eat more of what you love!
We have also perfected a compatible chocolate mousse for those following the Keto diet - take a read of out keto chocolate mousse here.
Before You Begin You'll Need An Electric Whisk, 3 medium-sized glass heatproof bowls, 1 medium wooden or metal spoon, and individual glasses for serving.
Step 1: Whilst a chocolate mousse can be one of the trickier desserts to perfect, we've created an easy chocolate mousse recipe that helps beginner bakers tackle their fears and master the art of the mousse. The first step is to separate the egg yolks and egg whites of your 3 large eggs, use a clear & clean bowl to keep your egg whites, keeping your yolks to one side for later use.
Step 2: Begin whisking your egg whites in a medium glass bowl using an electric whisk, do this until you begin to see soft peaks within your whites.
Step 3: Add to your mixture, the caster sugar and whisk once more until the mixture is smooth & airy.
Step 4: Placing your raw egg whites aside, in a separate mixing bowl pour in the heavy whipping cream (or double cream) and whisk.
Step 5: Once firm, bring back your egg yolk mixture, and combine with the cream, folding with a wooden spoon, once the mixture is fully combined and almost silky looking, place aside once more.
Step 6: Unlike most other chocolate mousses, our healthy alternative ditches the cocoa powder, replacing it with our chocoholic smooth bar, which is not only low in sugar & calories but also high in protein. Using 3 bars of our intensely chocolate chocaholic smooth bar, break into small cubes in a small microwaveable bowl, combine with a knob of butter and melt together.
Step 7: Combine all the mixtures, firstly mixing the sweet chocolate butter with the heavy cream, folding lightly together until completely combined. Finally, add the egg whites, and once again fold, ensuring they completely remove any lumps.
Step 8: Once your mixture has been combined, it's time to chill! Literally! begin dishing your rich chocolate dessert into bowls, glasses or ramekins of your choosing and place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. This will allow the mixture to set.
Step 9: Decoration time - there are a handful of ways you can perfectly decorate your airy chocolate mousse, whether that's decorating with real milk chocolate shards, chocolate shavings, coffee beans, orange zest or even some sweet strawberries.
Today we used our latest chocoholic malt balls, to add a slight crumbly crunch - we simply crushed the malt balls using the back of a knife and sprinkled them on top alongside some whipped cream
The Benefits of Our Chocolate Mousse Alternative
Chocolate mousse is a classic dessert, but it can be expensive and time-consuming to make. We have developed an alternative that is easy to make, inexpensive, and tastes just as good! The benefits of our chocolate mousse alternative are:
- Light & Fluffy Texture
- Nut Free
- It's made with real food ingredients, you won't find any artificial flavours or preservatives
- Over 100 Calories less than the average chocolate mousse
What to serve with chocolate mousse?
The answer is simple: anything! Classic Chocolate mousse is delicious and served plain, but it can also be used to fill cakes, ice cream sundaes, brownies, pies, truffles, and so on. It’s also great as a dessert topping, either alone or mixed into whipped cream.
Your chocolate mixture can also be paired with a number of fresh fruits such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries for a sweet & sharp dessert experience. Chocolate mousse is very rich and creamy. If you want to add some extra flavour, try adding chopped nuts, dried fruits, or even dark chocolate chips.
Chocolate Espresso Mousse
If you want to add a slight kick to our famous French chocolate mousse recipe, why not add a singular tablespoon of instant espresso coffee, this takes your dark and rich real chocolate mousse to the next level, without any additional work! Simply add the espresso powder to your melted chocolate mixture before combining it with the egg whites & egg yolks.
How Long Does Homemade Chocolate Mousse Last?
Depending on storage proper chocolate mousse can last between 4-5 days in the fridge, and up to 2 weeks in the freezer. However, if you are home freezing it is best to note that the texture can change slightly, and for best results keep it refrigerated.How To Fix Lumpy Chocolate Mousse?
Getting the perfect delicious chocolate mousse can be tricky if you've never tried to make it before, and it can easily take a turn from smooth and silky to lumpy - this is often a sign of over whipping, simply add a few extra tablespoons of regular whipping cream in order to smooth out the mixture.How Many Calories In Chocolate Mousse?
Unfortunately, chocolate mousse is known as one of the most calorific desserts, it is also high in fat content & sugars. A standard chocolate mousse will on average contain between 500 - 800 calories per serving, due to the heavy cream & sugar contents.
Our alternative offers over 100 calories less than a typical mousse, offering an alternative to high-sugar chocolates with our brand new chocaholic range.