Orange Chocolate Mousse

Ok guys this is a bit hard to admit but I’ve ran out of places I want to eat at in Adelaide. It’s just that what is popular isn’t what I’m interested in. Like all these hip brunch places popping up but in the end they sell the same stuff: steak sandwiches, baked eggs, avocado on toast etc. I am bored. Bars are also quite in but I’m not much of a drinker as I would rather spend $20 on a meal than $20 on a cocktail.

This is the reason I’m going to be posting more recipes. Also it’s a chance to keep pushing myself with food photography and try to keep up this momentum that I’ve had since finishing my portfolio. My first shoot for my portfolio was this orange chocolate mousse. It sounds like a weird combo but it works with a hit of smooth dark chocolate with subtle orange tones. The orange gives a bit of fresh relief to the mousse, otherwise it may be just too heavy to eat. The mousse is soft and silky that melts on the tongue – if you don’t make a mistake like me (explanation below).

orange chocolate mousse recipe

I do prefer to use a hand held electric whisk to make this as I check it more frequently. With my stand mixer I leave it on and kinda forget about it which lead to whipped eggwhites that felt like glue. Oops. This resulted in quite a dense and heavy texture that just wasn’t right. If made correctly it is delicious and a perfect recipe for summer (don’t need to turn on the oven at all!).

orange chocolate mousse recipe


Orange Chocolate Mousse

My cousin gave me this recipe a really long time ago so I’m not sure where the original source is from.

Makes 6


200g dark chocolate

75ml milk

5g grated orange zest

20ml orange juice

3 egg yolks

4 egg whites

20g sugar

300ml thickened cream


  1. Whisk thickened cream to soft peaks.
  2. Whisk egg whites to firm peaks and then add sugar gradually.
  3. Warm the milk and infuse with grated orange zest.
  4. While milk is infusing, melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan filled with simmering water. Stir until smooth and chocolate melted.
  5. Strain the milk, add the infused milk to the chocolate and stir well.
  6. Remove chocolate from heat and add orange juice.
  7. Add egg yolks and stir gently.
  8. Fold whisked egg whites into chocolate mixture.
  9. Fold whipped cream into chocolate mixture.
  10. Ladle mousse into glasses.
  11. Cover tops of glasses in plastic wrap and store in fridge until set (minimum 2 hours).


6 comments for “Orange Chocolate Mousse

  1. December 2, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    That looks so good Berny! I know what you mean about a stand mixer being left unattended. I’ve been to classes where they’ve asked us to whip by hand for that very reason :)

    • December 3, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      I’m glad it’s not just me – I felt so newb when it happened :P

  2. December 8, 2015 at 12:27 am

    This sounds so delish. Who needs to go out when you can whip this up (ha!) at home ;)

    • December 9, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      Haha! I’ve found that when I perfect a recipe I won’t order it out again as I’ve made it the way I like to eat it. Like pavlova. There’s so many variations that when you’ve made it right for you, it’s hard to eat someone else’s pav.

  3. Cheryl East
    October 31, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    How long will the Chocolate Mousse last once made please? i.e 2 days, 3 days

    Alternatively can you make in advance and freeze this?

    Thank you

    • November 4, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      This will last 2 days after it’s made – I wouldn’t push for more than 3. I’ve never frozen this before but I have a feeling it should be okay. If you do freeze it, do let me know how it turns out :)

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