Dark chocolate mocha mousse recipe

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serves: 6
Skill: medium
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 1 hr
including setting time

A really rich, velvety smooth mousse to serve on special occasions.


  • 4 egg yolks
  • l25g (4oz) caster sugar
  • 275ml (1/2 pint) milk
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 2tsp gelatine
  • 4tsp instant coffee
  • l00g (3.5oz) dark chocolate
  • 284ml (1/2 pint) double cream
  • 6 chocolate flakes


  • Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together.

  • Heat the milk and vanilla essence almost to boiling point, then whisk slowly on to the eggs.

  • Pour into a pan and stir the custard over a low heat until thickened a little, but do not allow it to boil.

  • Sprinkle gelatine over the hot custard and allow it to dissolve before straining to ensure it is smooth.

  • Dissolve the coffee in 2tbsp hot water and melt the chocolate in this then whisk into the custard. Cool before folding in the lightly whipped cream.

  • Refrigerate until beginning to set, then pipe or spoon the mousse into the glasses.

  • Decorate with Flake or a made chocolate decoration. Serve chilled.

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