Orange and Ginger Chocolate Mousse

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The beauty of chocolate mousse – apart from the taste of course! – is that there are so many flavours you can experiment with. This one is a twist on a great classic. Eat as a mousse, or pop it into the freezer to make a lovely ice cream.


Serves 2

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Chilling time: 15 minutes


Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian


  • 50g plain dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon stem ginger finely chopped
  • Zest of half an orange
  • 4 free-range egg whites, at room temperature

To Serve

  • Cocoa powder for dusting
  • 2 twists of orange peel

Jennifers Tips

Feel free to play around with the flavours; if you don’t like – or don’t have – stem ginger, just omit it, and have a luxurious chocolate-orange mousse instead!

Photo and recipe taken from The Balance Diet Cookbook.

  • Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of gently simmering water.  Leave to cool slightly.
  • Mix the ginger and the orange zest into the melted chocolate.
  • The secret to this recipe is to have the temperature of the chocolate and eggs similar so nothing is shocked.  Whisk the egg whites in a clean, dry, grease-free bowl until they form soft peaks.  Fold them into the cooled melted chocolate.
  • Spoon into two small cups or ramekin dishes.
  • Dust with a little cocoa powder and a twist of orange peel before serving.
  • Serve straight away, or keep in the fridge to eat later the same day.