Chocolate orange mousse

Chocolate orange mousse


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About this recipe: A traditional chocolate mousse with a hint of orange flavour. This luxurious dairy free mousse is made with simply eggs and chocolate. Omit the orange zest for a plain chocolate mousse.


Makes: 10 small portions

  • 200g plain chocolate, at least 60% cacao
  • 1 orange
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons strong coffee
  • 6 room temperature eggs, separated
  • 1 pinch salt

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:6hr chilling  ›  Ready in:6hr20min 

  1. Zest the orange, then mash the zest with a mortar and pestle.
  2. Combine the chocolate, orange zest and coffee in a double boiler (or in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water). Once chocolate is melted, stir till smooth and remove from heat.
  3. Combine egg whites and salt in a large bowl. Whisk till stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  4. Add egg yolks to the slightly cooled chocolate mixture. Stir well.
  5. Pour the chocolate-yolk mixture over the egg whites. Carefully fold together using a metal fork or spoon till just combined.
  6. Fill 10 small dessert glasses with the chocolate mousse mixture (or place in one large serving dish). Chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours, or overnight.


Chocolate orange mousse
Chocolate orange mousse

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Reviews (3)


I followed the recipe and even watched the video to make sure I did it properly. I only put two tbsp of coffee into my mousse and it was very strong, next time I will only put one. Can't taste the orange but it's properly coz the coffee is so over powering. Will definitely make again. - 14 Feb 2014


Hi There, this has not worked for me so I have a couple of questions. I tasted some of this mouse from the bowl and it tasted quite bitter! in fact I had a coffee granule (undissolved) in the mixture. So -a) granules or powder. b) Do you mix the coffee with water and take two/three table spoons of liquid coffee? I only had coffee granules and these did not dissolve into the melted chocolate so I am guessing that it is coffee (made with water) and then two/three tablespoons of the "made" coffee into the melting chocolate, my mixture was quite grainy. I feel that I have just wasted some good ingredients! Sorry, I cannot rate this at the moment, can only give one star as it will not let me post without a star rating! Hi There, just spotted the video - dohhh. I should have used "made" coffee. Will score once I have re - made this mouse. Merry Christmas - 22 Dec 2015


Loved this recipe, which was simply a classic mousse with a lovely orange flavour that wasn't too overpowering, nor artificial in any way. Guests loved it! I served in small glasses with some candied orange peel on top. Divine! - 23 Nov 2015

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