Indulgent chocolate-chilli mousse
Indulgent chocolate-chilli mousse
Sweet treats

Indulgent chocolate-chilli mousse

By Paul

Development chef

Indulge yourself with our quick and easy chocolate and chilli mousse recipe. The perfect, fuss-free dessert for a last minute date night or cooking for friends.


  • 160g 70% dark chocolate
  • 100g fresh cherries, pitted
  • 150ml whole milk
  • 25g Horlicks Chocolate
  • 65ml double cream
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tbsp kirsch liqueur
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • A pinch of chilli flakes

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Whisk the egg in a bowl until thick and glossy and set aside.

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.

Heat the milk, double cream and Horlicks Chocolate in a saucepan over a medium heat until it comes to a boil.

Pour the warm cream mixture over the whisked egg and then add the melted chocolate and the chilli flakes, mixing gently until well combined. Once fully mixed, pour into glasses and cool.

Halve the cherries, adding a splash of kirsch and a squeeze of lemon, then leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

When ready to serve, whip the cream into soft peaks. Add a dollop of cream and a spoonful of cherries onto the chocolate mousse and serve.


Paul, has over 20 years' experience whipping up incredible concoctions in his kitchen! From family favourites to date night treats, he's turned your suggestions into real-life recipes, sprinkling a touch of Horlicks magic in every dish.

Development chef