Easy Chocolate Mango Mousse Recipe

Chocolate mango mousse
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  • 65 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
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These days, chocolate mousse can be found in practically every country around the world. But when Thai chefs take on this international favorite, you can bet it's going to be made extra wonderful with the addition of a few tropical touches. The following recipe hails from Bangkok and includes fresh ripe mangoes and coconut milk (instead of dairy cream). The result is a rich-tasting mousse that is actually much lighter in calories than most Western-style mousses. It's also naturally gluten-free and lactose-free. Perfect for serving at a dinner party, as it can easily be made ahead of time. ENJOY!

What You'll Need

  • 1+ 1/3 cups (200 grams) dark chocolate, broken into small pieces, OR semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can coconut milk, regular OR lite (if you don't have coconut milk, regular milk can be substituted)
  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons to 1/3 cup brown or white sugar, to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Pinch of salt

How to Make It

  1. Place chocolate pieces or chips in your blender or food processor.
  2. Crack in the egg, add in the mango, cardamom, salt, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar (more sugar can be added later if needed). Set aside.
  3. Pour 1 cup coconut milk into a pot and place over medium-high heat (reserve remaining coconut milk for later). Stirring occasionally, bring the coconut milk to a near-boil (you should see steam rising from all over the surface).
  1. Pour hot coconut milk into the blender over other ingredients and immediately blitz at high speed for 45 seconds to 1 minute, or until well blended.
  2. Add remaining coconut milk to the blender and blitz another few seconds. Test-test for sweetness. Depending on how ripe your mangoes are and how sweet your chocolate is, you may want to add up to 1/4 cup sugar, to taste.
  3. If more sugar was added, blitz again another 10 seconds.
  4. When desired sweetness is achieved, pour mousse into bowls or dessert cups and place in the refrigerator until firm (at least 4 hours). Your mousse will store well in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  5. Serve plain or for an extra special treat, add some whipped cream and fresh mango pieces (layers can also be made of mousse, whipping cream, and mango as I've done here for the photo). 
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 285
Total Fat 20 g
Saturated Fat 14 g
Unsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 36 mg
Sodium 74 mg
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 5 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)