Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Affogato

Affogato chocolate mousse

  • Makes 4-6
  • Easy

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*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • good-quality espresso 100ml, plus extra shots to serve
  • ready-made fresh custard 300g
  • dark chocolate 150g, chopped
  • egg whites 3 large
  • light muscovado sugar 1 tbsp
  • cocoa powder for dusting


  • Step 1

    Put the espresso, custard and chopped chocolate in a pan and stir together over a gentle heat. When the chocolate has melted, remove from the heat and scrape into a large mixing bowl to cool.

  • Step 2

    Once cool, use another mixing bowl and electric beaters to beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. Add a pinch of salt and the sugar, and beat again for a minute until stiff.

  • Step 3

    Stir 1/3 of the beaten egg whites into the custard mixture until no streaks remain, then gently fold in the rest of the egg whites with a large metal spoon. Try to keep in as much air as possible.

  • Step 4

    Divide between 4-6 small ramekins or pots, shaking gently to flatten the tops, then chill for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight. Dust with cocoa when you’re ready to serve – with extra shots of hot espresso on the side.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 215
  • Fat 12.1g
  • Saturates 7.1g
  • Carbs 20.1g
  • Sugars 15.4g
  • Fibre 2.7g
  • Protein 5g
  • Salt 0.1g