Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Berries

Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Berries
PREP TIME 20 minutes + chilling COOKING TIME 15 minutes

175g dark chocolate, chopped
4 egg whites
2 teaspoons powdered gelatine
300g mixed fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
100g reduced fat ricotta
250mi reduced fat vanilla custard


  1. Put the chocolate in an ovenproof bowl over a pot of simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl does not come in contact with the water and that no water touches the chocolate. Stir over a low heat until the chocolate melts then set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Put the gelatine and 60ml water into a small pot and stir over a low heat until the gelatine dissolves and the liquid is clear. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Beat the ricotta and custard together until smooth. Press through a sieve to remove any lumps.
  4. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold through the ricotta mixture
  5. Fold the gelatine and chocolate into the ricotta mix. Spoon the mousse into six 125mi capacity ramekins or mugs, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Serve with mixed fresh berries. Serves 6

NUTRIENTS per serve
Energy: 963kJ
Energy: 230cal
Total fat: 10.0g
Saturated fat: 5.6g
Monounsaturated fat: 3.3g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
Protein: 8.3g
Carbohydrate: 26.0g
Fibre: 1.5g
Sodium: 120mg
Cholesterol: 10mg


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