White Chocolate & Orange Mousse

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White Chocolate & Orange Mousse

I love a simple mousse – it’s the perfect dessert if you’re looking for something light after a big meal. I’m always on the look-out for interesting flavours and this White Chocolate & Orange Mousse fits the bill.

This recipe comes from Genevieve Knights from Tatua.com – a New Zealand based dairy company. The original recipe uses, of course, Tatua’s own delicious Creme Anglaise as one of the ingredients. As it’s easy enough to make, I simply substituted my own. The orange liqueur makes this a mousse for grown-ups, but it’s totally optional – you might want to substitute orange juice instead.

White Chocolate & Orange Mousse


Prep Time 15 mins
Chilling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 6 Servings


  • 180 g white chocolate
  • 3 tbsp boiling water
  • tsp gelatine powder
  • 4 egg whites, or 3 large egg whites
  • 30 mls orange liqueur or orange juice
  • 200 ml Crème Anglaise (ready-bought or home-made – if you use my recipe, don’t infuse the milk with orange and cardamom, and halve the recipe)
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Whipped Cream


  • Pour 5cm of water into a medium sized pot and simmer. Switch off the heat and place a bowl on top of the pot so that it fits snugly without touching the water. Break chocolate into the bowl and leave to melt slowly, stirring occasionally.
  • Mix together boiling water and gelatine until dissolved and set aside.
  • Separately, whisk the egg whites with an electric beater until they form soft peaks.
  • Stir the gelatine and liqueur into the chocolate and whisk until smooth, keeping the bowl on top of the pot at all times.
  • Remove the bowl from the pot, whisk in the Crème Anglaise and orange zest until smooth.
  • Fold in the egg whites with a large metal spoon until combined. Pour into 6 serving glasses or ramekins and chill for at least 2 hours. Top with whipped cream, immediately prior to serving.
Keyword Mousse, Orange Mousse, White Chocolate Mousse
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