What better way to celebrate Easter with chocolate mousse and Victorian strawberries.


  • 180g quality white cooking chocolate, chopped

  • 1 cup thickened cream

  • 500g Victorian strawberries, stalks removed

  • 1/2 cup sifted pure icing sugar, plus 1 tablespoon extra for topping

  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur (Cointreau or Grand

  • Marnier), plus 1 teaspoon extra for topping

  • 2 teaspoons powdered gelatine

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 8 ready-made chocolate dessert cups*

  • Mint leaves, to garnish

  • * Chocolate dessert cups are available from selected supermarkets and delicatessens.


  • 1.

    Place chocolate and ¼ cup cream in a medium size heat proof bowl; place over simmering water, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Remove from heat.

  • 2.

    Reserve 250g strawberries for topping. Place remainder in a food processor along with icing sugar and liqueur; process until pureed. Gradually stir into chocolate mixture.

  • 3.

    Combine gelatine and water in a small glass jug or bowl. Fill sink about 2cm deep with boiling water; stand jug or bowl in sink and stir until gelatine dissolves. Stir into strawberry mixture. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes or until just starting to thicken.

  • 4.

    Beat remaining cream until thick. Whisk ¼ of the cream into the strawberry mixture, then fold in remainder.

  • 5.

    Place chocolate cups on a tray. Divide strawberry mixture between cups and refrigerate for about 3 hours or until set (once set, the pots can be stored in the fridge, loosely covered with clingwrap for up to 24 hours).

  • 6.

    Just before serving, slice reserved strawberries and place in a bowl. Add extra icing sugar and extra liqueur; stir gently. Set aside for about 3 minutes. Top mousse with strawberries and garnish with mint leaves.

  • Note:

  • 1.

    Strawberry mousse can also be served in small ramekins or glasses.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 520kj
  • Fat Total 26g
  • Saturated Fat 15g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 61g
  • Sugar 55g
  • Sodium 21mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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