Chocolate Mousse

This recipe is quick and easy and great if you need to whip up a dessert at short notice as it sets within minutes.  It isn't healthy (at all), but sometimes there is nothing wrong with indulging.
 Chocolate Mousse
  • 150g mini marshmallows
  • 50g soft butter
  • 250g good dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids), chopped into small pieces
  • 60ml hot water from a recently boiled kettle
  • 1 x 284ml tub double cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Put the marshmallows, butter, chocolate and water in a heavy-based saucepan.  Put the saucepan on the hob, over heat, though keep it fairly gentle, to melt the contents, stirring every now and again. Remove from the heat.

Meanwhile, whip the cream with the vanilla extract until thick, and then fold into the cooling chocolate mixture until you have a smooth, cohesive mixture. 

Pour or scrape into 4 glasses or ramekins, about 175ml each in capacity, or 6 smaller (125ml) ones, and chill until you want to eat. The sooner the better!  Serving Size : Serves 4–6

PS great with strawberries

(From: Nigella Express)


  1. I *MUST* try this!!! You are just terrible, Jo, encouraging our hips to widen with your delectable cookery!! ;)


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