Dark Chocolate Orange Mousse |

Dark Chocolate Orange Mousse

Two ingredient vegan chocolate mousse, made simply with dark chocolate and orange juice. Using the method developed by Hervé This, the end result is a very healthy, light and creamy orange flavoured dark chocolate mousse.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 150 grams good quality dark chocolate 70% or higher
  • 125 ml / 1/2 cup orange juice


  1. Break the chocolate into small pieces and place into a heat proof bowl, along with the orange juice, over a small saucepan of simmering water. Heat, stirring gently with a whisk, until the chocolate has completely melted.
  2. Fill a large mixing bowl with ice and place the smaller bowl with the chocolate mixture into it. Whisk  rapidly by hand for 4-5 minutes, or until the mixture resembles whipped cream. It will start out very thin but gains volume quickly near the end. If you over mix, the chocolate will become grainy, but if it does, you can simply reheat it and start again.
  3. Pour the mousse into small bowls or glasses and top with a little coconut whipped cream, orange zest, and pomegranate. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to a day.


• Stop whipping just before you think you need to. A few seconds too long and it'll have gone too far.
• The original method calls for everything to be melted together in a saucepan. I've altered it to eliminate a dish and reduce the chance of overheating the chocolate and ending up with a burnt-tasting mousse.
• I have also made this by sticking my bowl full of chocolate into snow and then whipping, and simply by placing the bowl onto a very cold stone floor. If you don't have ice on hand, there are other options!
• It doesn't really work to use an electric mixer for this, prepare for a bit of an arm workout.