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dark chocolate orange mousse

Dark Chocolate Orange Mousse with Sea Salt

  • Author: Stephanie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: French


Decadent blender-made dark chocolate orange mousse with a touch of sea salt makes for the ultimate treat.


  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure orange extract
  • 1/2 cup cold heavy cream
  • Fresh orange zest, for topping (optional)


  1. To a blender, add chocolate chips, sugar and sea salt. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring milk just to a simmer. Pour milk into blender; let stand 1 minute.
  2. Blend mixture on medium-high speed 1 minute until well combined and smooth. Add egg whites and orange extract; blend on medium-high speed 1 minute more.
  3. Divide mixture among 4 small serving cups or glasses. Chill in refrigerator at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. In a stand mixer with whisk attachment, beat heavy cream on high until stiff peaks form. Dollop whipped cream on top of fully chilled mousse, then sprinkle with orange zest, if desired.


  • The chocolate mixture should be smooth, well combined and just slightly thick after you add the egg whites and orange extract. If it isn’t, not to worry: it’ll thicken up a lot once chilled.
  • Not a fan of orange + chocolate? Swap the orange extract for vanilla extract for a classic chocolate mousse flavor.

Keywords: blender chocolate mousse, easy chocolate mousse