Homemade Orange-Chocolate Mousse

Add a touch of sweet citrus to our classic French mousse recipe!

Camille C.
Camille C.

7 minutes

Prep time

1 hour

Resting time

372 cal.

Per serving

Utensils

Stovetop, Pot (small), Electric hand mixer, Spatula, Grater, Mixing bowl

recipe

Egg
Heavy cream

Step 1

Bring the eggs & cream to room temperature. Set out 2 small bowls. Separate the egg whites from the yolks into the bowls.

Chocolate bar (baking)

Step 2

Break or chop the chocolate into small pieces. Place a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water. (Be sure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl!) Add the chocolate & a pinch of sea salt to the bowl. Stir as it slowly melts.

Sugar (granulated)
Orange

Step 3

To make a citrus simple syrup, combine 0.5 tbsp of sugar & 0.5 tbsp of water (per serving) in a small pot over low heat. Add a fresh orange peel & a squeeze of orange juice. Simmer & stir until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Egg
Sugar (granulated)

Step 4

Remove the bowl of melted chocolate from the pot & set aside. Using a hand mixer, beat the egg whites until they form stiff white peaks. As you beat the egg whites, slowly add the rest of the sugar a spoonful at a time.

Egg
Chocolate bar (baking)
Sugar (granulated)
Orange
Heavy cream

Step 5

While the chocolate is still warm, add the cream & citrus simple syrup. Whisk until they're incorporated. Then add the yolks. Whisk until smooth & creamy.

Egg
Chocolate bar (baking)

Step 6

Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate in 3-4 additions. As you add each dollop of egg whites, fold the ingredients from the outside of the bowl inward, down & up. Spin the bowl as you continue combining the mousse in this way.

Step 7

Spoon the light & fluffy chocolate mousse into individual dessert dishes.

Step 8

Refrigerate for 2-4 hrs before serving.

Orange
Chocolate bar (baking)

Step 9

Garnish with grated orange zest & chocolate shavings (optional). Enjoy!

Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy372 cal.
Fat21 g
Carbohydrates33 g
Protein10 g
Fiber3 g

On average, one serving of the recipe "Homemade Orange-Chocolate Mousse" contains 372 Energy, 21 g of Fat, 33 g of Carbohydrates, 10 g of Protein, 3 g of Fiber.

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