Is it just me or is the 'traditional' chocolate mousse a bit tricky to master? I have always found it a little bit hard for some reason, give me any other dessert recipe and I don't have a problem!!
So if you like me struggle a bit, I hope that you will enjoy this chocolate mousse recipe that is just so simple, quick, easy and most importantly delicious to make.
I use this recipe to fill up my mini chocolate mousse pots for events and parties, but you can serve up in any bowls or containers that you like!
Chocolate Mousse Recipe
This recipe has been adapted from Taste.com.au
- 250g good quality dark cooking chocolate broken up (I actually oped for Cadbury Milk Cooking Chocolate instead)
- 600ml Thick Custard (I used the Dairy Farmers Thick Custard, or you can make this yourself)
- 300ml Thickened Cream (be sure to use Full Fat, the Low Fat just doesn't work!)
- Place custard and chocolate (which should be broken up in to pieces) in to a heatproof bowl and place over a saucepan of simmering water.
- Use a spoon and stir mixture until chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth
- Set aside mixture to cool for approx 15 - 20 minutes
- Use an electric beater/Thermomix/Kitchen Aid to whisk cream in a bowl, just until soft peaks form
- Add cream to the chocolate mixture and fold until combined (do not over-mix)
- Spoon in to serving glasses or pots and cover with cling film
- Place in fridge for approx 2 hours until set (fine to leave overnight)
- Sprinkle with cream, shaved white chocolate or anything your heart desires when serving!!
Christmas and Chocolate go hand in hand, so this is the perfect Chrissie Day dessert to sit alongside your traditional pudding and a fresh summer fruit salad - enjoy!!