Chocolate and marshmallow mousse – quick and easy dessert! Gluten free too!

Ok, so it’s New Year’s Day, everyone wants dessert but you really aren’t feeling all that energetic, this is virtually instant and is really easy.  I used blue marshmallows for this, but the colour doesn’t matter, I just happened to have some gluten free marshmallows leftover from my Halloween Frog Cheesecakes!

This will serve four, or more if you put a bit less in each dessert bowl.

Chocolate and marshmallow mousse - gluten free

Chocolate and marshmallow mousse – gluten free

150g gluten free marshmallows

50g butter

200g chopped dark chocolate, or chocolate melts

1/4 cup water

300ml thickened cream


Place everything but the cream in a large, heavy based pan and put on a medium heat.  Stirring frequently, to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom, stir until the chocolate and marshmallows have melted together and the mixture is smooth.  Place in fridge until it cools to room temperature, at least half an hour.  Don’t leave it too long or it might start to set. (The gelatine in the marshmallows will still be active).

Beat the cream until stiff peaks form, then gently fold the chocolate mixture through.  Spoon into serving dishes and top with whatever you fancy.  (I didn’t even bother with fruit – with all the sugar in the marshmallows there is no way of kidding myself this is a healthy dessert, and after the excesses of Christmas? I topped it with chocolate sprinkles, I will start eating the healthier foods soon….


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