Chocolate & Pistachio Mousse

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Chocolate & Pistachio Mousse At Christmas time (or whenever you are entertaining) you want as little stress and fuss in the kitchen as possible. With this in mind, a great dessert is one you can prepare ahead and just pull out of the fridge, in its own serving dish and place on the table. I remember as a child visiting my grandmother and more often than not dessert would be something she’d already prepared in a stemmed glass goblet. She knew that as we lived quite far away, time spent with us was more important than standing out in the kitchen!

So with this in mind I have given an old classic recipe from my school days a festive twist to bring you Chocolate & Pistachio Mousse. Dark chocolate and pistachio nuts are very good for you and as there is a relatively small amount of cream and no sugar in this mousse I don’t think you need to feel too guilty about eating it! It’s rich but it’s also crammed full of nutrients eg did you know that 100g of dark chocolate provides 67% of your daily recommended intake of iron? Pistachios are a good source of copper, manganese, phosphorous and vitamin B6. So at a time of year where you can feel quite run down I think this dessert is the perfect nutritional boost you need! Not only is it nutritious but it’s so delicious!

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My family loved this Chocolate & Pistachio Mousse with its intensely chocolaty flavour and subtle back note of pistachio and the vivid green chopped pistachios on top. In my grandmothers day her desserts usually had angelica and a glacé cherry adorning the whipped cream – I for one am glad we’ve moved away from that tradition, did anyone ever enjoy eating angelica?


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Chocolate & Pistachio Mousse
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A delicious, intensely chocolaty, chocolate mouse with the addition of pistachio - a match made in heaven:-)
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
  • 100g 70% Dark Chocolate
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 tbsp Double cream
  • 1 tsp Green pistachio paste (you could leave this out if wished)
  • Decoration:
  • Extra double cream, whipped
  • A few chopped green pistachios
  1. Melt the chocolate in a large bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  2. Mix in the egg yolks.
  3. Take off the heat and stir in the double cream.
  4. Whisk the egg whites and fold in the pistachio paste.
  5. Then fold the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture.
  6. Divide between 4 glass stemmed dishes or ramekins.
  7. Chill for about 20 minutes before decorating with whipped double cream and chopped pistachios.
  8. Chill for at least 2 hrs before serving.

NB: Previously published 19/12/13 on Great British Chefs..

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  1. Amy Fidler

    Such a great combination x

  2. sandy ralph

    oh wow i have to make this is looks so yummy

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sandy, it really is:-)

  3. Helen Moulden

    This looks divine! Can’t wait to make it!

    1. Camilla

      Great Helen, it is a lush Mousse:-)

  4. A S,Edinburgh

    This looks wonderful; I hardly ever get round to cooking/baking with pistachios, but I do love them!

    1. Camilla

      They are yummy-)

  5. su williams

    My two favourite ingredients, I am definitely going to give this recipe a try, it looks so easy to make and delicious too

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Su, it is lush:-)

  6. Susan B

    Ha ha! As soon as I saw the word mousse my finger involuntarily opened up the recipe.

    This was one of the first cold desserts I learnt to make as a child and I have loved it ever since. I particularly like your addition of pistachios both for texture and colour. For some reason, it is de rigueur to decorate many sweet desserts with a sprig of mint but I’ve never understood why. Bring on the pistachios!

    1. Camilla

      Isn’t that funny I can’t ever remember decorating a dessert with mint but mint and chocolate are a classic flavour combo:-)

  7. Elizabeth

    Mmm this does sound rather fantastic! I could go a bowl of this right now….

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, me too, one of my favourites:-)

  8. Kavey

    Cannot beat classic chocolate mousse. Well, I say that, but I love the addition of pistachios in yours!!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey, yes it is a timeless classic:-)

  9. sofia s.

    i love it!

  10. Sharon Freemantle

    Can’t wait to try this YUMMY


    This sounds divine, definitely on my to make list x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, enjoy:-)

  12. LORNA W

    So easy to make & delicious

  13. Pam Francis Gregory

    Loos great! Love chocolate mousse!

  14. wendy malone

    chocoholic so defo for me.x

  15. lynn r

    Just love a dessert that you can prepare in advance and this looks a real crowdpleaser.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, even my mum is going to make it;-)

  16. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    Drool, need, drool, need, drool, WANT, drool….

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Bintu:-)

  17. nazima

    this looks fantastic Camilla. Love it.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Nazima, they are fab:-)

  18. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    Oh wow, pistachio paste sounds amazing! Will have to keep my eyes peeled for that.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca, I got mine from Why Nut:-)

  19. Linda @ 2 Cookin' Mamas

    I love the combination of chocolate and pistachios! And it looks so creamy and delicious! I just made biscotti with pistachios and chocolate too so this is going on my list to try next.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Linda, glad you like it:-)

  20. Martina Evans

    Another fab recipe, thanks! Would love to make this for Christmas.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Martina:-)

  21. Heather Haigh

    chocolate mousse and pistachio – oh yes!

  22. Alida @My Little Italian Kitchen

    Love pistachios! I am using them quite often in my cooking these days, even on savoury dishes. Chocolate and pistachios are fab together, love your mousse!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Alida, they are fabulous together:-)

  23. Lisa Williams

    I love pistachios I bet this tastes great 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lisa, it is fab:-)

  24. Nayna Kanabar

    Chocolette and pistachio , a perfect match . This looks so scrumptious.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Nayna:-)

  25. Claire

    This looks absolutely delicious – I love chocolate and pistachios, they go so well together x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Claire, they are a great combination:-)

  26. Kate | The Veg Space

    These look really lovely Camilla, I love the combination of chocolate and pistachio, and they look really festive – a nice change from heavy, boozy, fruity puddings at this time of year!

    1. Camilla

      Yes half the family don’t like dried fruit so we tend to go for something like this at Christmas!

  27. Sisley White

    I bet this tastes amazing!
    Saving for later 🙂 x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sisley, it’s been a firm favourite here:-)

  28. Paul Wilson

    Love a bit of chocolate mousse.

  29. Farhana

    Thanks, sounds simple enough 🙂

  30. Anne Dalzell

    I love mousse, always have. Think my first was a birds eye supermousse when i was about 6.

    1. Camilla

      Was that in those little tubs from the freezer that you had to thaw but I always ended up eating half frozen!?

  31. Abigail Cullen

    What a delightful recipe.

  32. Paul Wilson

    I bet the pistachios add an extra dimension.

  33. defairmans

    I love that it is vegetarian and choc and pistachio go so well together, in my opinion. 🙂

  34. Ursula Hunt

    great pictures

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  35. Ursula Hunt

    Gorgeous summer pudding

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  36. Heather Haigh

    never heard of pistachio paste before – but I like the sound of this.

  37. Tracy Nixon

    Shared via Twitter

  38. Ursula Hunt

    Great recipe for a chocoholic

  39. Tracy Nixon

    Bookmarked to make AGAIN with the kids round Valentines! It was delicious first time!

    1. Camilla

      It is yummy:-)

  40. K Mayers

    I must admit that you’ve put together two things I absolutely love here – chocolate & pistachios! This one is a must for me – and easy to make too 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Hope you enjoy:-)

  41. Hafsah

    Must try this!

  42. Herbert Appleby

    these look absolutely devine

  43. emily p

    Looks scrummy – it’s so hard to find good vegetarian dessert recipes, thankyou 🙂

  44. Dan

    This looks lovely!

    1. Camilla


  45. Tracy Nixon

    OMG What a gorgeous recipe!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it is rather good:-)

      1. Tracy Nixon

        I am going to follow your recipe for new year’s eve before my diet starts lol!

        1. Camilla

          Yay, enjoy:-)

  46. Ursula Hunt

    Looks delicious

    1. Camilla



    Looks fab!

  48. barry robinson

    looks great

  49. Paul Wilson

    Mmmm chocolate mousse.

    1. Camilla

      Yep, it’s really good and if you can’t find or don’t have any pistachio paste then just leave it out:-)

  50. Maya Russell

    Wonderful display and I love pistachios.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, I love them too:-)

  51. Anne Wallwin

    Sounds great as can adapt for adults and kids alike

    1. Camilla

      My 10 yr old had no problem eating this even though she’d told me to leave the pistachio off her portion:-)

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