Velvet Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Coulis: A Luxurious Dessert Affair

Servings: 4

Approximate Cost in the UK: £8-£10


  • 200g dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

For the Raspberry Coulis:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Velvet Chocolate Mousse (2 hours, including chilling time):
    • Melt the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over simmering water or using the microwave.
    • In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream with sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form.
    • Gently fold the melted chocolate into the whipped cream until well combined.
    • Divide the mousse into serving glasses and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until set.
  2. Raspberry Coulis (15 minutes):
    • In a saucepan, combine raspberries, sugar, and lemon juice.
    • Simmer over medium heat until the raspberries break down and the mixture thickens.
    • Strain the coulis to remove seeds, then let it cool to room temperature.
  3. Serve (5 minutes):
    • Spoon a generous dollop of raspberry coulis over each chocolate mousse.
    • Garnish with fresh raspberries or a mint sprig for an extra touch of elegance.
    • Indulge in the luxurious combination of velvety chocolate and tangy raspberry.

Pro Tips:

  • Use high-quality dark chocolate for an intense and rich chocolate flavor.
  • Experiment with different berries for the coulis, such as strawberries or blackberries.