Chocolate and blueberry mousse

I have this tendency to buy a lot of ingredients on a whim without much thought as to what I will use it for and whether I’d even have time. This is a very bad habit as I constantly see perfectly good produce looking sad and not fresh then having to make things in a hurry. Before my cousins arrived in Australia a few weeks ago, Yuye and I went shopping. I saw cream and thought ‘hey I need some of this!’ It’s all okay and good but then I went ahead and bought 2 600ml bottles, forgetting that there was already one at home.

I ended up using just 1 of them in this green tea and strawberry parfait recipe before I embarked on my around Australia trip which lasted 2 whole weeks. Thankfully my cream was still within use by date when I got back but just barely.

What can I do with so much cream? One of them was to make ice cream but I was out of milk at the time and would have taken too long to churn since it was getting quite dark outside. I quickly dug out all the other ingredients about to go off and found half a punnet of blueberries. So my recipe became the super fast and easy blueberry and chocolate mousse.

This recipe literally took about 15 minutes to make (took me 3 times as long to photograph though). It’s by no means the best chocolate mousse recipe as it’s a very minimalist and easy one to make. It just seemed like a good idea for the limited time I had. So if you ever found yourself in the same situation and is pressed for time, give this recipe a go.

It’s great as a party dessert but since it has hardly any ingredients, it doesn’t keep as well. After refrigeration, I found the mousse became a bit denser than other recipes but since it was great when made fresh, try to consume this within a couple of hours.

Yuye laughed out loud after seeing the below photo…but I thought I’d keep it on here anyway. :P

The recipe made slightly more than I expected as the serving glasses I used were very small. Feel free to cut down the ingredients if you don’t want to make as much or use larger serving glasses. I had a huge glass of mousse left over after filling them, not sure if Yuye wants to eat so much mousse!

Blueberry and chocolate mousse
Adapted from taste.com.au
Serves 6-8 or more depending on size of serving glasses

Ingredients

•    200g frozen blueberries, thawed
•    1 punnet fresh blueberries (150g)
•    200g semisweet/dark chocolate
•    300ml thickened cream
•    50g unsalted butter

Instructions

1.    Melt butter and chocolate over a double boiler (watching that the bowl does not touch the water), stirring occasionally under all melted and smooth.
2.    Whip cream in a medium bowl until soft peaks form and then fold into the melted chocolate.
3.    Roughly smash the thawed blueberries and mix them in with the chocolate mousse.
4.    Line the bottom of 6-8 serving glasses with fresh blueberries, leaving a few per glass as garnish.
5.    Fill glasses to the top with chocolate mousse and garnish with fresh blueberries.
6.    Refrigerate until ready to be consumed.

Question time Do you like to shop for groceries in one go so you won’t have to keep going out for things or do you like to shop whenever you need something?

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24 comments… add one

  • Choc Chip Uru October 19, 2012, 7:24 am

    Mmmm quick, easy and so delicious my head is spinning my friend :D
    I would recommend using Lindt Excellence Blueberry for an extra blueberry hit :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  • yummychunklet October 19, 2012, 8:23 am

    Looks delicious!

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  • Yy October 19, 2012, 10:01 am

    was it rich? it looks quite rich D:
    bet it’s yum anyway :3~

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  • Georgia October 19, 2012, 11:50 am

    Looks fantastic and (even better!) quick and easy! Good to see I’m not the only one who has jumped on the Costco bandwagon ;)

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  • Spencer October 19, 2012, 12:42 pm

    Looks amazing! I would love to try some.

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  • Ali October 19, 2012, 10:10 pm

    Oh Wow! They look fantastic! So little ingredients, so simple…and your photos are gorgeous! Have a great weekend xx

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  • GourmetGetaways October 20, 2012, 7:51 pm

    I am always buying things because “I might need to make something…” I have so many blocks of chocolate at home and so many types of packet nuts!!! LOL! so I don’t think any cooks are different.

    I absolutely love your images they are styled so beautifully. I have just added you to my blogroll as I am enjoying visiting your site :)

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  • choux choux October 21, 2012, 5:25 pm

    Mmm that chocolate mousse looks so good. I tend to get carried away with groceries, especially with the 2 for $6 dips at coles. Such good value, but not enough people in my house eat dips.

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  • Jessie October 24, 2012, 5:14 am

    Pics are gorgeous! And with dark chocolate and blueberries, this dessert is practically health food!

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  • Gina October 24, 2012, 2:36 pm

    Looks delicious! Your pictures are great too.

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  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 27, 2012, 9:03 am

    Okay, this is seriously the most gorgeous mousse I have ever set eyes on!

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  • Russell van Kraayenburg October 27, 2012, 11:19 am

    Wow. These little guys look incredible! So pretty and delicious!

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  • Cynthia October 28, 2012, 12:57 am

    such beautiful photography! I am in awe, and seriously craving this!

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  • katie October 28, 2012, 8:16 am

    Your photographs are stunning and I’m sure that this mousse taste just as good as it looks!

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  • LeChurro October 30, 2012, 8:51 pm

    This mousse looks delicious!! Congratulations, your photographs are beautiful.

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  • Lilly Sue November 26, 2012, 6:09 am

    These are SO cute!!! And they look delicious! :D

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  • Matka shop December 21, 2012, 4:21 am

    Looks so yummy…

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  • Monica January 6, 2013, 12:34 pm

    These are some of the best photo’s I have ever seen. What is the camera you are using? You are truly an artist. I am going to try this mousse next time I have a dinner party.

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    • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake January 20, 2013, 5:28 pm

      Thanks so much Monica! I’m just using the Canon 550D, nothing special. But your words are true encouragement for me, so thanks! :)

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  • she July 17, 2013, 6:14 pm

    Love your site.. and love these little desserts!
    Would love to know where you got your jars from though…?

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    • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake July 18, 2013, 3:01 pm

      These jars (believe it or not) are from Bread Top which comes with the milk pudding inside. I love eating those and keep the jars every time I get one. :D

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  • Kathryn December 21, 2014, 9:34 am

    Where did you get these cute jars the mouse are in? I’d love to get some. Thanks!

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    • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake December 21, 2014, 11:56 am

      Please read the previous comment, I mentioned already where I got mine from . Thanks!

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