Orange Chocolate Mousse

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
This easy-to-make dessert is one of my favorites to serve. It looks so elegant, and the velvety texture, with a subtle hint of orange, is a perfect ending to any meal. -Shirley Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi


  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • Whipped cream and orange peel strips, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first six ingredients until blended. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until the mixture is thickened and reaches at least 160°. Remove from the heat; stir in melted chocolate until smooth.
  2. Pour into dessert dishes. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until serving. Garnish with whipped cream and orange peel if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 400 calories, 32g fat (18g saturated fat), 294mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.