Cheat’s Chocolate Mousse

SONY DSCMy kids have been asking for this chocolate mousse every night since I first made it. What they don’t know is that it is incredibly easy to make (something I can whip up whilst they are finishing their dinner) and it only has a tiny bit of sweetener added!

Serves: 4
Prep time: 5 minutes


300ml Thickened Cream
¼ cup cocoa or raw cacao powder
¼ cup* The Sugar Breakup Organic Golden Rice Malt Syrup

To Do:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and using an electric mixer whisk until thick and creamy.
  2. Serve immediately on its own or with berries.


The amount of Golden Rice Malt Syrup you use is really dependent on how long you (or your guests) have been sugar free. ¼ cup is a good amount for guests who are not sugar free but you can use as little as 2 teaspoons of Golden Rice Malt Syrup if you are used to being sugar free.

We whisk and serve this immediately but if you want it to ‘set’ like old school chocolate mousse simply dissolve 1 teaspoon of gelatine in 1 tablespoon boiling water. Allow to cool slightly and add during mixing. Pop in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight to set.

This recipe is based on David Gillespie’s chocolate mousse. He uses ½ cup of Dextrose instead of Golden Rice Malt Syrup which is also absolutely delicious!

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6 thoughts on “Cheat’s Chocolate Mousse

  1. Hi just curious to see how far in advance I can make this?
    Today is Thursday and the party is Saturday. Would it be ok to make tonight?
    Thank you and I love your website!

    • Hi Michelle, the recipe will basically stay good as long as whipped cream does so will be fine in the fridge for 2 nights. But it’s also super quick to make so if you don’t get it done tonight it only takes 5 minutes! Have a taste when you make it to check the sweetness is right for you & your guests and have great party! Julia

  2. This may be simply a case of using American vs Australian English, but what is Thickened Cream? Is it Whipping cream or Double Cream?

  3. I was impatiently waiting for another recipe like your 20 second self saucing pudding :) And you deliver :) :) :) Can’t wait to make this ladies. Thanks so much :)

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