Instant Chocolate Mousse - Nigella Lawson

Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Normally, you need to make chocolate mousse a good few hours, or better still a day, before you want to eat it, so that the egg yolk sets and the whisked whites permeate everything with air bubbles. Forget that: here we have no yolks, no whites, no whisking, no waiting. Lack of raw egg, incidentally, also means that you might be happier giving the mousse to small children, though I certainly feel they should not be the only beneficiaries.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put the marshmallows, butter, chocolate and water in a heavy-based saucepan.
  2. Put the saucepan on the stove, over heat, though keep it fairly gentle, to melt, stirring every now and again.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. Meanwhile whip the cream with the vanilla until thick and then fold into the cooling chocolate mixture until you have a smooth, cohesive mixture.
  5. Pour or scrape into 4 or 6 glasses or small dishes and chill until you want to eat.
  6. The sooner the better!

Reviews

(2)
Most Helpful

Satisfying and easy for kids to help with.

JenPo February 12, 2011

Fluffy, rich and delicious, no eggs used, but surprise - MARSHMALLOWS!

rosslare March 25, 2010

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