I just love hot chocolate.
But, at some point I’m going to have to come to terms with the fact that it just doesn’t work on hot days! (Not that we get many of those here in the UK…)
I thought a good way to start was to have pretend ones instead! No, that does not mean I am going to sit with an empty cup pretending to drink out of it every night, because that would be weird.
(I’d like to point out that I do not mean to cause any offence to anybody who pretends to drink out of an empty cup, whatever floats your… marshmallows)
Instead, I did it the way I know best… dessert style!
A chocolate mousse that looks like a hot chocolate… what’s not to like?!
It’s quick and easy to prepare, and is best after being refrigerated for 3+ hours, which makes it an ideal dessert for a dinner party. You can prepare it in the morning and don’t need to worry about it until serving!
I’ve put together a recipe that serves 2 people, and you can double up the ingredients depending on how many people you have, and use exactly the same method.
I recommending using good quality chocolate of 70-74%, it makes a huge difference!
Here’s how I made this Chocolate Mousse – Hot Chocolate Style!
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Ingredients (Makes 2, double up as required)
100g 70 % cocoa solids chocolate
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 Teaspoon lemon extract
What you’ll need to make these chocolate mousse cups
2 Glass Bowls
Cups and Saucers
1. Chop the chocolate and butter into small pieces and place in a glass dish over a bowl of water on a low heat on the hob. Stir regularly until they have both completely melted & remove from hob once complete.
2. Separate the egg whites from the yolks into two different dishes. Ideally, the whites should be in a mixing bowl, and the bowl yolks in a small bowl.
3. Using and electric hand whisk, whisk the egg whites until foamy.
4. Once foamy, add the caster sugar gradually and continue to whisk until stiff peaks form. You should be able to lift the bowl upside down and for the mixture to remain in the bowl without moving. If you can’t do this, you need to keep whisking.
5. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon extract to the egg yolk and beat.
6. Add the yolk to the melted chocolate and mix.
7. Half at a time, add the chocolate mixture to the egg whites and gently fold in. You must do this gently to avoid losing the air you put into the egg whites.
8. Once everything is mixed together, divide the mixture evenly between 2 cups and cover with clingfilm.
9. Place in the fridge for 3+hours or overnight.
10. Before serving, take out of the fridge and remove cling film.
11. finally, sprinkle over some mini marshmallows and serve.
If you like this chocolate mousse recipe, you may also like my Chocolate Orange Desserts. Click here for the recipe.