Orange Coconut Dark Chocolate Mousse

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There is something so intoxicating about dark chocolate and orange don’t you think?

I remember as a child my dad would have one piece of dark chocolate covered bitter orange peel after dinner every night.  It was his special treat. Simple but oh so satisfying!

This mousse is just that — simple and decadently delicious!

Orange Coconut Dark Chocolate Mousse

It’s super simple to make with only 5 ingredients and no dairy.  You’ll want to prepare it at least a couple of hours before serving to allow it proper time to settle.

Here’s what you’ll need:

>> 8 ounces of chocolate – I mix 6 ounces of bittersweet chocolate with 2 ounces of dark chocolate
>> 1/4 cup canned coconut milk, the kind with the fat that solidifies at the top
>> 6 eggs
>> orange essential oil

orange coconut chocolate mousse ingredients

A quick note about your chocolate:  This is the most important ingredient and has everything to do with the richness of your mousse. I always choose a high quality chocolate with dense flavor as it will give my mousse that same intense flavor.

Start by melting your chocolate in a double boiler. If you don’t have one you can do as I do and place a glass bowl on top of a pot of boiling water. Make sure the bowl does not touch the water.  Remove the chocolate from heat once it is fully melted and allow it to cool.

Melting Chocolate in Double Boiler

While your chocolate is melting go ahead and separate the egg yokes from your egg whites. I crack one egg at a time on top of a small bowl so as not to  drop some yoke into my whites.

Separating eggs whites by hand

Once I’ve separated yokes from whites I place my egg whites back in the fridge to keep them cold but keep the yokes at room temperature.

When your melted chocolate has cooled add the egg yokes one by one, mixing until completely incorporated into your chocolate. Your chocolate may get a little hard with the first egg or two, especially if your yokes are still cold. but don’t worry.  Keep mixing and you’ll get a nice smooth cream.

adding egg yoke to melted chocolate

Once you’ve mixed in all the yokes, slowly pour the coconut milk while mixing until blended.

Close up pouring coconut milk in to melted chocolate

Add the orange essential oil. I like a delicate flavor and find that 10 to 15 drops are plenty but you’ll find what’s just right for you.  Yes it will require a little bit tasting to find the perfect amount of orange 😉

Close Up adding drop of orange essential oil to chocoalte

Grand Marnier is another fabulous choice with a lovely orange flavor and a little extra kick.

Set chocolate cream aside, take egg whites out of the refrigerator and beat until stiff.

Close Up hand whisk in egg whites

The secret to getting your egg whites just right is to beat them by hand. Top chefs around the world won’t do it any other way and neither will I 😉

If you have a coper mixing bowl that is even better.  I don’t have one, yet, so I use a large glass bowl and when the ambient temperature is too warm, as it often is in LA, I place that bowl inside another bowl filled with ice to keep my egg whites nice and cold.

Your eggs are just right when stiff peaks form.

CU stiff egg whites

Fold your egg whites into the chocolate using a spatula.

folding egg whites into chocolate

I start by adding a little bit of my egg whites to the chocolate cream.  Using a gentle lifting motion slowly fold the egg whites into the chocolate making sure to keep the nice firm and airy texture of your egg whites.

You can keep going until all the egg whites have been incorporated or about half way through, fold the chocolate mixture into the remainder of the egg whites.

Don’t rush this part or your egg whites will “fall” and your mousse will not set properly.

Once all the ingredients are perfectly blended pour your mousse into a pretty serving bowl or individual ramekins. Refrigerate for at least two hours to allow mousse to properly set.

orange coconut chocolate mousse individual serving

Serve cold and savor every scrumptious spoonful!

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Orange Coconut Dark Chocolate Mousse
 
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An absolutely scrumptious dark chocolate mousse with a hint of orange for a treat that is simply irresistible!
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Recipe type: Desse
Cuisine: French
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 oz dark chocolate
  • six eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • orange essential oil
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or a glass bow set on top a pot of boiling water.
  2. When chocolate is fully melted, remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Separate egg whites from yokes.
  4. Slowly mix egg yokes into melted chocolate, mixing well to keep chocolate smooth and creamy.
  5. Add coconut milk and mix thoroughly.
  6. Add 10 to 15 drops or orange essential oil and mix well. Taste and add more if desired.
  7. Beat egg whites until stiff.
  8. Gently fold chocolate mixture into egg white making sure not to break egg whites and cause them to fall.
  9. Pour chocolate mousse into serving dish or individual ramekins.
  10. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
  11. Serve cold and savor every scrumptious spoonful!

 

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About Valerie 

Valerie Remy-Milora is the mother of 3 amazing girls, an author, public speaker, coach and founder of Scrumptious Moms. She is passionate about empowering moms to embrace self care and live a vibrant, joyful life with their loved ones. A health and fitness nut, she is an advocate for chemical-free living, real food and GMO labeling. She believes in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.

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Comments

  1. This looks really good even though I’m not a coconut fan. THX

  2. Oh my gosh! This looks amazing! Trying it tonight 🙂

  3. alicia szemon says:

    wow! this recipe looks so good! you can never go wrong with chocolate!

  4. Natalie Gillham says:

    This looks delicious, thanks for the recipe x

  5. Looks great, I must try this!

  6. Stacey Roberson says:

    I love mousse! This looks yummy and easy to make, too.

  7. Michelle L says:

    This recipe looks so delicious

  8. Yummm! This looks really delish!

  9. KATE SARSFIELD says:

    For a ‘grown-up’ version I use Cointreau instead of the oil!

  10. Starla B says:

    That looks delicious. Orange is a favorite of mine, so of course I would love this!

  11. Alicia Hewitt says:

    This sounds and looks delicious!!! I love dark chocolate and orange! I’m making this tomorrow!!

  12. Irene Pilato says:

    This looks delicious! Yuumm

  13. clojo9372 says:

    I never had blended chocolate and orange together. I think I want to try this, Chocolate makes everything better! 🙂

  14. I’m always looking for new ways to use incorporate essential oils into food. Thanks for a new, great recipe!

  15. Now this looks like a recipe I can sink my teeth into. YUM..!

  16. Jacqueline Dunkin says:

    This looks delicious! Never had the chocolate orange combo with mousse before. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe!(:

  18. My husband loves dark chocolate and the orange + coconut together would be really delicious. Will have to try and make this sometime.

  19. wow this is nice thank you for sharing 🙂

  20. This looks very good!!

  21. This sounds so good and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Judy Thomas says:

    It looks so rich and decadent! Yummy! Thank you for the recipe.

  23. Yum. I try to have dark chocolate when I’m craving sweets so it’s a bit healthier for a craving.

    • I LOVE dark chocolate Katie, and the more I indulge, the less I feel the need for milk chocolate. All too often I find it a bit too sweet nowadays. That was not always the case but I’ve learned to really savor the darker varieties of chocolate.

  24. Looks good! Thanks for sharing.

  25. I’m not a moose fan, but alot of my family is. Thanks for the recipe.

    • What is about mousse that does not appeal to you Stephanie? The texture? I have a few friends who are chocolate fanatics but don’t eat mousse because they don’t care for the texture. If your family loves mousse, they are going to thank you for making this one 🙂

  26. Adriana Gonzalez says:

    Oh looks delicious & so simple to make! I’ve never had mousse before, I’m thinking of making some soon!

  27. I have all the ingredients at home and I will try this recipe. Planning to whisk the egg whites with an electric mixer and see how it will foam up.

  28. Looks delicious! I like the combo or orange and dark chocolate.

  29. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    This dark chocolate mousse sounds decadent, definitely going to try this one on my family for dessert. Looks delicious. Thank you for sharing.

  30. Terry Poage says:

    This looks so good. I love Orange with chocolate. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Katelyn Deveraux says:

    This looks heavenly! I have been looking for something like this to make for my mom the next time I see her!

  32. What can be better than orange and chocolate? Nothing!

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