A traditional chocolate mousse with a hint of orange flavor. This luxurious dairy-free and low-carb mousse is made simply with eggs and chocolate. Omit the orange zest for a plain chocolate mousse.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grind orange zest using a mortar and pestle until it forms a smooth paste.

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  • Combine chocolate, coffee, and orange zest in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Stir until smooth and remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly

  • Beat egg whites and salt in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until stiff peaks form (see Editor's Note).

  • Add egg yolks to the slightly cooled chocolate mixture and stir until well combined. Pour over egg whites. Carefully fold together using a spatula until just combined.

  • Pour mixture into 10 small dessert glasses or 1 large serving dish. Refrigerate at least 6 hours to overnight.

Editor's Note:

For food safety reasons, we recommend using pasteurized-in-the-shell eggs. The egg whites will take longer to whip, but will form stiff peaks; just keep beating them.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 12.3g 4% DV; fat 9.1g 14% DV; cholesterol 99.2mg 33% DV; sodium 53.7mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2020
This is my favorite dessert EVER. As a lover of all things sweet, from peanut brittle to cheesecake, that's a big endorsement. It's full of antioxidants and pretty guilt free, in moderation. I make it for guests now, or even just hubby and me. I do add a teaspoon of Stevia, but other than that, it's an elegant and delicious dessert. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/09/2020
Did not make it,thought it had too many egg yolk,fattening Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2020
This was a big hit! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2019
My usual mousse recipe is far nicer mouth feel than this one. That said my 10 year old LOVES this and because of the number of eggs in it i'm all for that! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2020
This is my favorite dessert EVER. As a lover of all things sweet, from peanut brittle to cheesecake, that's a big endorsement. It's full of antioxidants and pretty guilt free, in moderation. I make it for guests now, or even just hubby and me. I do add a teaspoon of Stevia, but other than that, it's an elegant and delicious dessert. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/09/2020
Did not make it,thought it had too many egg yolk,fattening Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2019
Absolutely best taste my lips ever tasted. So good I loved it. As good as it gets. Read More
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