About this recipe:Chocolate and orange is a delicious combination when it comes to a sweet treat! I have used hollowed out oranges as bowls, to give this dessert a rustic and gourmet look, as well as to maximise the orange flavour. These cute chocolate orange mousses would be great for parties, summer events... as they are so simple and quick to make, and are very eye catching! What I love most about this recipe is that it can be adapted to your own liking, by adding in more cocoa for a richer flavour, or more orange for a citrus tang! The choice is yours!
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Method Prep:30min › Ready in:30min
To create your orange 'bowls': wash and carefully scoop out the flesh of the oranges. You can place the orange flesh into a container and enjoy as a snack or for juicing, rather than wasting it!
Using a bain marie, melt your chocolate until silky and smooth. Remove from heat.
Whilst the chocolate is hot, carefully pour some chocolate into each orange bowl whilst working the chocolate up the edges of the oranges. This step is important as the chocolate helps to seal whatever is placed inside the orange. Place the oranges in the freezer whilst you make the mousse.
Open the chilled coconut milk tins. Carefully drain out the clear liquid, we only want the white cream!
Transfer the cream into a bowl and using an electric mixer or food processor, whisk the coconut cream along with the orange extract. Slowly add in the cocoa powder and maple syrup and whisk until light and fluffy!
Spoon the mousse into the orange bowls, but I like to pipe it in for a smooth and clean finish!
Refrigerate the coconut milk overnight for best results. Keep the mousse stored in a sealed container in the fridge; it will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days!
Decorate with a drizzle of leftover melted chocolate, grated chocolate and a slice of juicy orange. You can always sprinkle on some chopped hazelnuts for added protein and tasty crunch!