Sumptuously smooth, wonderfully rich and irresistibly creamy - chocolate mousse is a classic for a reason. Whether you are looking for the perfect dinner party dessert, a weeknight treat or just brushing up on your culinary skills - this luxuriously light mousse recipe is a real winner.
NOTE: this recipe contains partially cooked eggs and is not suitable for young children, pregnant women, the elderly or other vulnerable groups.
If making for adults, try adding a splash of rum, brandy or whiskey instead of the water for a boozy kick. If making this recipe for someone following a gluten free diet, always check the manufacturer's label to ensure your ingredients are free from gluten.
- 300 g Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate, chopped
- 15 g butter
- 2 tbsp hot water (see Tip)
- 500 ml double cream
- 4 large egg yolks
- 60 g caster sugar
- To decorate:
- Whipped cream
- Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate, grated
- Sprigs of fresh mint