If you’re a massive chocolate mousse fan like me you’ll know that they are not the best for you but are so hard to resist. So I’ve created a lighter version of the typical chocolate mousse with it still tasting just as amazing and just as chocolatey.
Using dark chocolate helps reduce the fat content, but also I think dark chocolate gives so much more flavour and depth to the mousse. I also switched using the whole egg to just the egg whites, which will also reduce the fat content as well as giving a light a fluffy texture to the mousse.
Ingredients (makes 4 mousses)
- 85g dark chocolate
- 15g cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- 60g greek yoghurt (I use fat free as it tastes no different but you can use whichever)
- 2 egg whites
- 15g caster sugar
- To start, melt the dark chocolate gently in a microwave with the cocoa powder and the vanilla. Make sure you melt it in 20 second burst and stir in between each time, this will prevent over heating of the chocolate which can make it taste a little bitter.
- Once it’s melted altogether it will be a little thick, so then stir in two tbsps of boiling water and stir in. This should make the chocolate mix silky smooth and the consistency of a chocolate sauce.
- Set the chocolate aside to cool a little. Now you can move onto the egg whites. Whisk them until soft peaks, it will take about five minutes. To test if it’s ready tip the bowl upside down, if nothing drops out then it’s ready.
- Add to the egg whites the caster sugar and whisk for a couple more minutes, the sugar will turn the mixture very silky and shiny.
- By now your chocolate should be cooled slightly, so you can stir in your yoghurt.
- So now we can combine the two together. Using a large metal spoon add the egg whites to the chocolate mixture in thirds, making sure between each one you gently fold it together. You don’t want to knock all the air out of the mousse, so make sure you use figure of eight motions to fold it together.
- Once they’re all combined you can transfer the mix into four ramekins and put in the fridge, it will set within an hour so they’re so handy if you’re looking for a last minute dessert!
- You can add any toppings or extras onto your mousses before you serve. I love adding berries, meringues, crushed biscuits or almonds, anything goes really!