Life being mommy,
Today when Lil’M slipped into her sleep, I slowly got down from her side and turned on my desktop. As the writing bug has bitten me, I wanted to make this post at any cost. This is one long pending post and many of my facebook friends had already had a glimpse of this post during Ramadan. And many of them have been sending requests to share the recipe. So here it is.
Cooking from Jehanne’s Mini Cook Books
Flipping through the pages of Heart-Healthy ‘Sweets & Desserts’ mini cookbook, I got carried away. The mini book is loaded with mouth watering delicious desserts. Every recipe is worth trying. But considering time, occasion and ingredients available, I picked this Dark Chocolate Orange Mousse recipe, which is eggless too. After having heavy and spicy meal, a cool, smooth and creamy dessert like chocolate mousse will be a perfect iftar dinner party dessert. Isn’t it??
This mousse recipe is surely a winner. Everyone at the party loved it and kids enjoyed it to the last by licking their spoons. Really who can resist the magical combination of citrusy orange and bitter-sweet dark chocolate. To me this mousse is like a therapy, where the flavour of orange and chocolate will soothe your taste buds and pamper your senses. Jehanne says, “Chocolate and orange provide antioxidants and minerals essential for a healthy heart. This mousse is the best after dinner dessert and is perfect for entertaining”.
Heart-Healthy Sweet & Desserts mini cookbook has got 35 delectable recipes which are easy to follow with handy ingredients. The book has got flapjacks, popsicles, sorbets, jellos, friands, smoothies, tarts, puddings, granitas….all in all a must have to book in your collection….
DARK CHOCOLATE ORANGE MOUSSE
Recipe Source: Heart-Healthy ‘Sweets & Desserts’
- 220 g Dark Chocolate
- ½ cup fresh Orange juice
- 1 cup Whipped Cream
- ½ tbsp. Orange zest
- ½ tbsp. Vanilla essence
- 3-4 Orange slices, peeled, garnish
How to make Eggless Dark Chocolate Orange Mousse
- Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl or by double boiler method.
- To the whipped cream add melted chocolate, orange juice, zest and vanilla essence.
- Combine well and transfer into serving bowls.
- Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until the mousse is set.
- Serve chilled with peeled orange slices.
- Add ‘love’ to make this mousse taste ‘Yummy’.
How to make Vegan Chocolate Orange Mousse
- You can use non-dairy whipped cream, try ‘Tropolite’ brand which is easily available in many supermarkets along with vegan dark chocolate.
- I used Morde Dark Compound in making this mousse. You can try any dark chocolate with has got more than 56% cocoa in it.
- Check out the post, Rich Chocolate Fudge with Mixed Nuts for different options on melting chocolate.
- For whipped cream I used BlueBird Instant whipped cream powder. You can know more about BlueBird Instant Whipped Cream in my Fruit & Cream Trifle post.
- In the original recipe, Jehanne used orange extract and I replaced it with vanilla essence, as I can’t find orange extract at my place.