Instant Chocolate Mousse Recipe

 I saw this recipe on the Food Network the other day by one of my favorites, Nigella Lawson.

I have her book “How to be a Domestic Goddess” which I love.

Nigella’s been through her share of trials and tribulations, with the death of her mother, husband and a sister, all from cancer. You can read more about her in the Nigella Lawson Wikipedia entry.

With the busy holiday season upon us, enjoy this fast bit of home comfort!

Instant Chocolate Mousse


3 cups mini marshmallows

1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened

9 ounces best quality semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces

1/4 cup hot water from a recently boiled kettle

1 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Put the marshmallows, butter, chocolate and water in a heavy-based saucepan.

Put the saucepan on the stove, over heat, though keep it fairly gentle, to melt, stirring every now and again. Remove from the heat.

Meanwhile whip the cream with the vanilla until thick and then fold into the cooling chocolate mixture until you have a smooth, cohesive mixture.

Pour or scrape into 4 or 6 glasses or small dishes and chill until you want to eat. The sooner the better!

Recipe courtesy Nigella Lawson, 2007

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