Super Quick and Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Guido Pedrelli
Guido Pedrelli
Italian Cuisine Expert and Food Blogger
Guido Pedrelli
Guido Pedrelli, the mastermind behind Nonna Box, has honed his culinary expertise for decades, inspired by family feasts in Emilia-Romagna. Mentored by his restaurateur nonna, he mastered Italian classics and furthered his skills with professional culinary studies in desserts and gelato making from Mec3. Today, he shares this rich legacy and authentic recipes through Nonna Box.
Expertise: Italian cuisine, Pasta, Pizza, Pastry, Dessert

There’s no need to spend a fortune this time of the year and anyway, most of us have been affected by the economic downswing in some way or other, so we can’t. It is important, though, that we give ourselves some time to enjoy the company of our loved ones and even if there’s only an hour to spare late at night – make the most of it!

This short excerpt from Pablo Neruda’s* Love Sonnet XVII is so perfectly suited to Valentines day that it had to be included (do read the whole poem, it’s beautiful). He was a gifted Chilean poet, well known throughout South America,who started publishing poetry in his early 20’s. The poverty in Chile, the civil unrest in Spain and the rest of South America affected him terribly and the love poetry soon became political – for today, however, we chose this simple declaration of love:

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you simply, without complexities or pride;
I love you because I know no other way
than this: where I do not exist, neither do you,

Here’s the recipe for the quickest chocolate mousse you ever seen!

Chocolate mousse recipe

Super Quick and Easy Chocolate Mousse

This quick chocolate mousse is to die for. Try to cook it today for a romantic night with your loved one.
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 770kcal


  • 200 g dark chocolate 70 % cocoa solids
  • 4 large free-range eggs separated
  • 40 ml Cointreau

To Decorate

  • whipped cream
  • grated chocolate


  • Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water to melt – the chocolate must not overheat.
  • Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until they form soft peaks; stir the liqueur into the beaten egg yolks and add this to the melted chocolate.
  • Now pour the chocolate/egg mixture into the egg whites and gently fold together; divide evenly between four ramekins and place in the fridge to chill – serve with whipped cream and decorate as you wish.
Calories: 770kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 330mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 836mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 514IU | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 13mg
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