Jamie Oliver’s cherry chocolate mousse

Serves: 6
Course: Dessert
Cooking Time: 0 hr 30 mins
  • 200g dark chocolate (70%)
  • 1 x 400g tin of black pitted cherries in syrup
  • 200ml double cream
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • 2tbs golden caster sugar

Serves six: Preparation time 30 minutes

Melt the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, then remove to cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, simmer the cherries and their syrup in a nonstick frying pan on a medium heat until thick, then remove.

Whip the cream to very soft peaks. Separate the eggs, add the yolks to the cream with the sugar, and whisk to combine. Add a pinch of sea salt to the whites and, with a clean whisk, beat until super-stiff. Fold the cooled chocolate into the cream, then very gently fold that through the egg whites with a spatula.

Divvy up the mousse between six glasses or bowls, interspersing the cherries and syrup throughout, and finishing with a few nice cherries on top.

Calories 406kcal
Fat 25.4g
Sat fat 14.8g
Protein 7.6g
Carbs 40g
Sugar 39.7g
Salt 0.5g
Fibre 0.5g

  • Taken from 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver, published by Penguin Random House. Recipe copyright Jamie Oliver Enterprises Ltd. Photography copyright Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited, by David Loftus