Chocolate Vanilla Mousse

A delicious treat - Because you're worth it!


150g of good quality dark chocolate, ideally 70% cocoa solids

50g good quality milk chocolate

200ml boiling water

 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Chop the chocolate into small chunks & place in a glass bowl sitting over a pan of barely simmering water & melt gently. The
    water in the pan should not touch the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Once the chocolate is melted, add 200ml of just-boiled water (do not add water whilst it is still boiling as it may scorch the chocolate) in thirds, stirring after each addition to form a smooth but quite runny mixture.
  3. Add 1 tsp of proper vanilla essence (not flavouring) to the mixture and blend in.
  4. The mixture is very runny at this point but don’t worry, it will thicken as it cools.
  5. Pour this mixture into a lipped jug & then pour into small coffee cups or glasses. Using a lipped jug means you will be able to fill the cups easily without it dripping everywhere!
    Note: these mousses are rich so you don’t want big portions.
  6. Put these mousses into the fridge to set for at least 1hour but bring back to room temperature before eating to soften to the right consistency.Dust with cocoa powder & serve as they are or serve with a dollop of crème fraiche or with fresh berry fruits or a crunchy biscotti-type biscuit.