V-DAY SINGLE’S SPECIAL: 3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse for One

V-DAY SINGLE’S SPECIAL: 3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse for One

Valentine’s Day has a lot of mush around it, and I do quite enjoy it. So many innovative recipes come about and love that is usually lost the remaining 364 days, suddenly surfaces on this one day, bringing out the best in every situation… romantic and beautiful.

But, I also believe the singles have every occasion to celebrate this day with a bit of chocolate and what’s more heavenly that chocolate mousse? This recipe is exactly for one person, is uncomplicated, and made in less than 10 minutes with just three ingredients – perfect for us singles!

This mousse is absolutely divine and a classic, unfussy and simple in nature, that surprisingly doesn’t call for even an ounce of cream! It is the kind of dessert that you spend minimal time that shows off laborious skill!

This is from Elizabeth David’s French Provincial Cooking book, that also mentions that you can bake it for 10-15 minutes to turn this into a soufflé! I recommend a sprinkle of castor sugar on top just before!

The Recipe
Serves 1


  • 30g dark chocolate
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 tbsp strong espresso


  • Place the chocolate in a double boiler and melt the chocolate while stirring occasionally.
  • Add the coffee and the egg yolk and stir continuously to combine. Remove from heat.
  • In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff.
  • Fold the egg whites into the yolk and chocolate mixture.
  • Pour into the serving glass or ramekin and set in the fridge for a 3-4 hours.
  • Sprinkle a little sea salt on top before serving!

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