Friday, 4 December 2009

*Instant Chocolate Mousse*

The other week I made this ~ Instant Chocolate Mousse from Nigella.
It is really easy to do & it is super delicious too!

The recipe says it serves 4-6 so obviously being greedy as we are I only did the 4 servings & poured into wide cocktail glasses, but really this is sooooooo rich it needs to be made into 6 ~ the next time I make it I may do it into 8 it is that rich & chocolatey!

Anyhoo here is the recipe:

When you haven't got time for overnight setting in the fridge or you don't want to use raw eggs, this mousse is perfect. In fact, at all times, constraints or not, it is chocaliciously gorgeous.

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

Serving Size : Serves 4–6

1.Put the marshmallows, butter, chocolate and water in a heavy-based saucepan.
2.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.
3.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.
4.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!


Be prepared it certainly is chocaliciously gorgeous & any dinner guests will just love you!


  1. This is such a good recipe! So simple and easy! :) xxx

  2. oooo, so yummi, and pretty!!!! i am off to explore your blog and see what i missed

  3. Hi Alison, How kind of you to meNtion me on your blog!
    I'll definitely be trying that one!Thanks for sharing!
    Rachel x

  4. Isn't that a SUPER recipe?! Oh, I could eat some now... mmm... Happy Weekend, Alison :o) ((HUGS))

  5. whats the phrase...'a moment on the lips...'??? well I dont think it applies at Christmas - I'll be trying this!! Thanks for the recipe!!

    BH x

  6. I love your blog!! =)
    And I love the sound of that mousse! Looks delish too! Think I'll be forced to try it sometime in the (very!) near future!

    Squirmy x

  7. My mouth is watering even after all the food I've eaten today!

    Victoria xx

  8. Oh Alison, I LOVE chocolate mousse!!! I may have to make this before Christmas, but the last time I made some, I ate most of it in a couple of sittings!!!

    Marie x


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