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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Chocolate Orange Mousse

Vegan, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Wheat-free, Gluten free
Chocolate Orange Mousse, served in Chocolate lined Oranges!

Chocolate & orange are a delicious combination when it comes to a sweet treat!
I have used hollowed out oranges as bowls, to give this dessert a rustic and gourmet look, as well as to maximise the orange flavour!

These cute chocolate orange mousses would be great for parties, summer they are so simple & quick to make, and are very eye catching!

The chocolate i used in this recipe is the new 70% dark chocolate fairtrade baking bar by Divine chocolate. It contains 70% cocoa solids for an intensely rich flavour & is dairy-free (vegan).
This is a chunky bar and is a great size for baking & creating masterpieces in the kitchen (and also to have a cheeky nibble on)
It is also very quick to melt due to its high cocoa butter content, which is great when making chocolaty vegan treats,as i have found some dairy-free chocolate very hard to melt & work with!
This baking bar will be available from 1st April 2016 online at
I highly recommend it!

I used the chocolate to cover the inside of the orange bowls, and to drizzle on top as well as mixing some into the mousse for a heavenly flavour!

What i love most about this recipe is that it can be adapted to your own liking, by adding in more cocoa for a richer flavour, or more orange for a citrus tang!
The choice is yours!

-2 cans of coconut cream
-4/5 Tablespoons of cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
-3 Tablespoons of maple syrup (depending on how sweet you want this dessert)
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons of orange extract
-1 Bar of divine 70% dark chocolate
-4 Large oranges (to serve)
TIP- Refrigerate the Coconut Milk overnight for best results.

Step 1- Wash and carefully scoop/cut out the middle of the oranges.
You can place the scooped out orange into a container and enjoy as a snack or for juicing for a vitamin c boost drink.
Step 2- Using a ban marie, melt your chocolate until silky & smooth.

Step 3- Whilst the chocolate is hot, carefully pour some chocolate into each orange whilst working the chocolate up the edges of the oranges.
This step is important as the chocolate helps to seal whatever is placed inside the orange. 

Place the oranges in the freezer whilst you make the mousse!

Step 4- Open the can of chilled coconut cream and carefully drain out the clear liquid, we only want the white cream!!!

Step 5- Transfer the cream into a bowl and using an electric mixer/food processor, whisk the coconut cream along with 1 & 1/2 teaspoons of orange extract.
Step 6-  Slowly add in the cocoa powder and maple syrup and whisk until light & fluffy!
Step 7- You can spoon the mousse into the oranges, but i like to pipe it in for a smooth & clean finish!
Step 8- Decorate with a drizzle of left over melted chocolate, grated chocolate and a slice of juicy orange.
You can aways sprinkle on some chopped hazelnuts for added protein & tasty crunch!

Keep stored in a sealed container in the fridge.
This mousse will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days!

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If you like, give this a try yourself and let me know how you get on, i hope you like this recipe!Share and follow me for more yummy posts to come!
Holly Jade


  1. These look so delicious and so easy to make, I'm going to have to make some soon!

    1. hey, thankyou so much! they taste delicious too! They are ever so easy to make! Make sure to tag me on social media using the hashtag #thelittleblogofvegan in your creations so i can check them out! xx

  2. You've combined two of our favorite things, chocolate and maple syrup! This dessert looks like a real winner, will have to try making this soon!

    ISA Professional

    1. Thats great to hear! I love Chocolate and maple too, but paired with cant go wrong!

  3. Great tips. Thanks for sharing such a useful post.

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  4. you said to use coconut milk, i've tried this and it didn't thicken, maybe could i suggest you use coconut cream instead

    1. Hello, yes! Coconut cream. Some people call it coconut milk too. Coconut cream thickens when chilled :) x

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