Orange Chocolate Mousse (with a SECRET ingredient!)

Orange Chocolate Mousse


An indulgence that is hard to resist. Rich chocolate orange-flavored mousse made with GAEA FRESH Extra Virgin Olive Oil: THE freshest premium extra virgin olive oil available! Made from hand-picked olives, pressed and bottled within hours of being picked.

TIME NEEDED: 3 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 1/4 cups bitter couverture (70% cocoa)
  • 1/4 cup GAEA FRESH Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 large organic eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • Zest of 1 orange in shavings


  1. Cut the couverture into small pieces
  2. Separate the eggs’ yolk from the whites into two bowls.
  3. Melt couverture and add the olive oil and liqueur
  4. Mix the yolks with half of the sugar and whisk until smooth.
  5. Mix the chocolate into the yolk mixture.
  6. Whip the egg whites with the rest of the sugar and the salt into firm peaks to make the meringue.
  7. Blend together the meringue and the chocolate mixture and stir in ¾ of the orange shavings. Whisk gently until the mixture becomes smooth.
  8. Put the mousse into bowls or glasses.
  9. Place them in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
  10. Serve adding orange shavings on top of each portion.
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