Friday 23 November 2012

Chocolate and Pomegranate Mousse

I only found this recipe as I wanted to use up half a leftover pomegranate, but it's probably the nicest chocolate mousse I've ever made!

The recipe comes from the Good Food Channel and serves 8, but I was only making this for two people so I divided all the ingredients by four. I also left out the recommended Grand Marnier or Cointreau as I didn't have any, though I think it would be a nice addition to the recipe. So for two people you need:

50g white chocolate
50g dark chocolate
2 eggs, separated
2 tbsp Grand Marnier or Cointreau, if using
50ml double cream
15g caster sugar
half a pomegranate

Melt both types of chocolate - it's easier with such a small quantity like this to do it in the microwave.

Whisk the egg whites until stiff. If using a liqueur, mix it with the egg yolks in a separate bowl or cup.

Whisk the cream and sugar together until thick.

Divide the cream and sugar mixture into two, so you are mixing half of it with half of the whisked egg whites.

Add half the egg yolks and the white chocolate and mix.

Repeat the same steps with the chocolate to make a chocolate mousse

Pour the chocolate mousse into a serving glass.

Sprinkle pomegranate seeds over the top

Top with the white chocolate mousse and leave to set in the fridge for about an hour - though I foudn the chocolate mousse had already started to set when I poured it into the glass!

You can just see a flash of red from the pomegranates in the middle. This is absolutely delicious - the two types of chocolate mousse are both light and decadent and the pomegranate seeds in the middle give it a wonderful zing and crunch. I would definitely make this again, and I would use the same recipe just to make a plain chocolate mousse.

I am sending this to the One Ingredient Challenge where the ingredient this month is pomegranate, hosted by Laura of How to Cook Good Food.

Pomegranates are in season at the moment so I am also sending this to Simple and In Season, hosted by Ren of Fabulicious Food.


  1. I am so pleased you managed to come up with a good recipe in which to use up your other half of the pomegranate. That's what I love about it. It is just as good in a sweet dish as it is in a savoury. Not only that but it looks so beautiful against the dark and the white chocolate mousses.
    I do love a good mousse because it features chocolate, Yummmy!
    Thanks for entering One Ingredient again with a pudding xx

    1. Thanks - I'm really glad I made this as I think I've found my new failsafe chocolate mousse recipe, and I never would have found it if you hadn't inspired me to look for pomegranate recipes!

  2. That looks so good and your version looks even yummier than the picture on the Good Food website. I'm bookmarking this recipe to try.

  3. Love this recipe, looks very easy. Definitely making it for Christmas. Thank you for linking up to Simple and in Season xx


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