8 chocolate mousse ideas for a dinner party

Fancy making a chocolate mousse for your next dinner party? We’ve picked out eight of our favourites, each a bit different, but all with a marvellous mousse texture at the heart.

Bonus: you can make all these puds in advance too.

8 chocolate mousse ideas for a dinner party

Crunchy honeycomb chocolate mousse

A glorious marriage of Crunchie honeycomb bits and a great chocolate mousse. You can make this pudding up to 48 hours in advance. Or if you prefer, make it before your guests arrive, then chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

You can serve this pudding in one large bowl, or in individual portions.

Chocolate mousse with honeycomb

Easy chocolate mousse

For the traditionalists out there, how about a classic and straightforward chocolate mousse? Make Rachel Allen’s individual chocolate mousses the day before your dinner party.

Then serve them up with these fresh mint biscuits for an After Eight-style combo!

easy chocolate mousse

Rich chocolate mousse torte

For something a bit different, but still fulfilling the mousse brief, take a look at this rich chocolate mousse torte. It’s got a little hit of coffee in it as well as a glug of spirits – you could choose from brandy, rum, or even Amaretto.

chocolate mousse torte

Custard and chocolate mousse

Try this extra creamy double-layered combination of creamy vanilla custard and dark chocolate mousse. For extra crunch, sprinkle each pudding with chopped toasted hazelnuts or a chopped up Crunchie bar.

custard and chocolate mousse

James Martin’s chocolate mousse

This recipe is a perfect example of just how easy chocolate mousse can be! All you need are three ingredients – chocolate, eggs and sugar – and the results are beautifully light.

james martin's chocolate mousse

White chocolate mousse

Cut through the richness of this white chocolate mousse with a hint of peppermint extract and a sprinkling of fresh mint leaves.

white chocolate mousse

Chocolate truffle pots with caramel sauce

These short but ever-so-sweet chocolate pots are a true delight to eat. You can easily make the two elements ahead of time too – when you’re ready to serve, bring the truffle pots to room temperature and warm the caramel in a pan.

caramel chocolate mousse

Banana and hazelnut chocolate pots

Banana, chocolate and hazelnuts make a tremendous trio in this rich and thick chocolate mousse recipe. The trick is to add a little sea salt to the mixture too, to bring out the sweetness of the chocolate and bananas.

banana chocolate mousse

Looking for more inspiration? Check out all our chocolate mousse recipes



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