Decadent 4-ingredient chocolate mousse

May 24, 2024
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This super simple dessert dish is the ultimate recipe to turn to when you’re in the mood for something with a gourmet flavour but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen whipping it up! With just a handful of easy ingredients, it will instantly become a favourite.

You can make this for any occasion, and the best part is – it doesn’t include any hard-to-get staples like flour or eggs! Treat yourself with this mouthwatering chocolate mousse and you definitely won’t regret it!


  • 250g good-quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1 x 600ml carton thick custard
  • 1 x 300ml carton thickened cream
  • Chocolate, thickly grated, to serve


  1. Place the chocolate and custard in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Use a metal spoon to stir until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Set aside for 15 minutes to cool.
  2. Use an electric beater to whisk the cream in a bowl until soft peaks form. Add to the chocolate mixture and gently fold until just combined. Spoon evenly among eight 200ml-capacity serving glasses. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour or until set. Sprinkle with grated white chocolate to serve.
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