Easy chocolate mousse

Make this classic chocolate dessert in minutes with just a few ingredients – light yet delicious. Perfect for fuss-free entertaining to end a rich meal

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:2 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 277
  • fat 16g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 23g
  • sugars 19g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 8g
  • salt 0.24g


  • 150g 70% dark chocolate, plus extra to serve
  • 6 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche and grated chocolate, to serve


  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in a microwaveable bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until just melted. Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks, scatter in the sugar and whisk again until the mixture forms stiff peaks when you lift the whisk out (around 30 seconds).

  2. Add a big tablespoon of the egg white to the melted chocolate and mix vigorously, working fast so the chocolate doesn’t cool and harden. Then fold in the remaining egg whites carefully using a spatula or large metal spoon. Spoon into 4 glasses or ramekins and set in the fridge for 2-3 hours. Serve each with a dollop of crème fraiche and shavings of dark chocolate.

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