Chocolate mousse with strawberries

04 September 2018

A rich, chocolately dessert topped with luscious fresh strawberries.

Preparation time

15 minutes

Chilling time

1 hour

Serves

4-6



Ingredients

  • 100g dark chocolate (vegan), roughly chopped
  • 400g can chickpeas
  • 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar, plus 1 tsp for the strawberries
  • 250g strawberries
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 6 mint leaves plus extra


Method

The strawberries take on a great colour and increased flavour mixed with a little lemon juice. Use them to top this beautifully soft and yet really chocolatey vegan mousse for a special dessert

1.Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and set aside.

2. Drain the chickpeas over a large bowl – it’s the water (aquafaba) you want; use the chickpeas for another recipe. Use an electric whisk to whisk the aquafaba until thick and holding its shape, whisk in the vinegar and continue whisking for a minute whilst the volume increases. Gradually whisk in the 2 tbsp icing sugar and continue whisking for another minute. Gently fold through the chocolate and mint until well combined and smooth. Spoon into 4-6 serving dishes. Chill for an hour or so until just set.

3. Hull and roughly chop the strawberries, mix with the lemon juice and a tsp of icing and set aside until needed. To serve spoon the strawberries on top of the mousse.

Cooking tip

This recipe serves 4 generously, but is quite rich so a small portion would serve 6 adequately.

Our thanks to Seasonal Berries for providing this recipe.

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