Guinness & Chilli Chocolate Mousse

With a hint of chilli, depth of Guinness, lightly whipped together in decadent chocolate, you’ll be reaching for another cup before you know it. Sexy and moreish.

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook time: 5 mins + chill time

Serves: 6


175g dark chocolate (7-% cocoa solids)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or chilli flakes

5 egg yolks
50g brown sugar
5 egg whites

50ml Guinness


Break your chocolate into bite-sized pieces, pop in a heatproof dish and melt slowly over a saucepan filled with about 3 cm of simmering water (make sure the water does not touch the bottom of the dish).

Once the chocolate is smooth and silky. remove from the heat and set aside to cool for about 5 minutes then sprinkle in the cayenne / chilli.  Give it a stir – YES, you can lick the spoon.
Photo : Daniela Aebli Photography

Beat together the egg YOLKS and brown sugar until thick, pale and almost doubled in size.

Pour your egg WHITES into a large, clean bowl and beat until you have soft peaks.

Take your cooled chocolate & chilli, combine with the egg yolks and sugar.  Pour in the Guinness and mix well.  Then carefully fold in the egg whites until well combined.

Set out your serving glasses, cups or bowls and evenly pour in your mousse.

Pop into the fridge and chill until set – about 2 hours or overnight if you can STAND it.

Serve : with cream or shortbread fingers or ice cream or run the bath and enjoy in the warm heat.