This easy chocolate mousse recipe is perfect to make ahead and best served in your fun drink glasses.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 2 mins
200ml (7oz) double cream
200g (7oz) milk chocolate, chopped
2 tbsp Grand Marnier (optional)
2 medium eggs, at room temperature
Shavings of white chocolate, to decorate
Put cream into a pan and heat until almost boiling. Take off the heat, add the chocolate – don’t stir – and leave for 5min. Add Grand Marnier, if using, and stir until glossy. Pour into a large bowl and leave to cool until tepid.
Separate the eggs – it’s important not to get any yolk in the white or you won’t create volume when you whisk up. Using an electric hand-whisk, beat the yolks into the chocolate for 1 min until smooth. Wash and dry whisks thoroughly, then whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
Using a metal spoon, stir a spoonful of whisked egg white into the chocolate mixture – this will loosen it so it’s easier to fold in the rest. Gently fold in remaining egg white (taking care not to knock out air) until mixture has no white blobs.
Spoon the mousse into six glasses and chill until set. Serve after an hour if you like a soft set – mousse will keep in the fridge for 24 hours. Take out of the fridge an hour before serving, then decorate with white chocolate shavings.