For a juicy and sweet fruit this winter, you can't go past mandarins.


  • For the mousse

  • 300ml thickened cream

  • 50g white sugar

  • 1 large egg white

  • 100g 70% dark chocolate

  • 1 tbsp mandarin juice

  • For the candied mandarin

  • 2 sumo mandarin skins

  • Juice of 2 sumo mandarins, available at Woolworths

  • 100g white sugar


  • 1.

    To make the mousse, heat half the cream in a saucepan over low heat till at boiling point. Meanwhile, break up the chocolate into small pieces and set aside in a mixing bowl. Once the cream is hot, pour over the chocolate and stir till it’s a homogenous mixture. Cool to blood temperature. I test this by touching the outside of the bowl. It shouldn’t feel hot or cold to your skin.

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, whip up the remaining cream with the juice till it reaches very soft peaks. I found this easiest with an electric mixer – I’d usually do this amount by hand but the liquid makes it slightly harder for the cream to whip.

  • 3.

    Whip up the egg whites to soft peaks, and continue whipping to stiff peaks while adding the sugar in 1 tbsp at a time, making sure that the sugar is dissolved between additions.

  • 4.

    Fold the cream into the chocolate mixture in thirds, then fold in the meringue mixture in thirds.

  • 5.

    Separate into serving glasses and chill until needed.

  • 6.

    For the candied mandarin peel, thinly slice the peel, place into one litre of water and bring to the boil.

  • 7.

    Once boiling, strain and repeat 3 times, changing the water each time. The peel should be tender but not mushy. Separately, combine the mandarin juice and the sugar to make a syrup and boil until the sugar dissolves.

  • 8.

    Place the cooked peel into the syrup and boil for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the peel is translucent. Leave to cool and store in the syrup in the fridge.

  • 9.

    To serve, top each glass with some candied mandarin peels.

  • Note:

  • 1.

    Sumo mandarins are available for a limited time from Woolworths

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

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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