Orange Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries

A simple yet elegant way to finish a meal — this indulgent treat can be made ahead of time to make things easier.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Makes: 6 servings
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All You Need

  • 3 oz (90 g) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) whipping (35%) cream, divided
  • 2 tsps (10 mL) Club House Pure Orange Extract
  • 0 McCormick Gourmet Ancho Chili Pepper, to taste, optional
  • 3 strawberries, cut in half


  1. Place chopped chocolate into a large stainless steel bowl.

  2. In a small saucepan, heat 1/3 cup (75 mL) cream until it comes just to a boil. Pour cream over chocolate and stir until smooth.

  3. Whip the remaining cream to soft peaks; add orange extract and continue whipping to stiff peaks.

  4. Fold the whipped cream into melted chocolate. Pipe into shooter style glasses

  5. Optional: Dust with ancho chili pepper and garnish with strawberries

  6. Chef’s Tip: Make the mousse the day before and keep in the refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator to come to room temperature 1 hour before serving and top with desired garnish.


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