Today I love….Mother’s Day Margarita Mousse

29 Apr

Margarita Mousse

Preparation time: 20 mins
Serves: 6

This mexican treat is a wonderful dessert for the whole family.


  • 100g white cooking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tblsp tequila
  • 1 tblsp orange-flavoured liqueur
  • 1 / 4 tsp finely grated lime rind
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 tblsps caster sugar
  • 2 / 3 cup thickened cream

Lime Jelly:

  • 1 / 4 cup lime juice
  • 3 / 4 cup warm water
  • 1 tblsp caster sugar
  • 3 tsps gelatine
  • Extra 1 / 4 cup water


1. Combine chocolate, tequila and orange liqueur in a medium heatproof bowl. Sit bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Cool for 5 minutes. Stir in rind and egg yolks.

2. Beat egg whites in a small clean bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until sugar is dissolved. Fold egg white mixture into chocolate mixture.

3. Beat cream in a small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold cream into chocolate mixture.

4. Divide mixture among six glasses (3 / 4 cup capacity). Refrigerate overnight.

5. To make lime jelly, combine lime juice, water and sugar in a small bowl. Stir until caster sugar is dissolved. Sprinkle gelatine over extra water in a small heatproof jug. Stand jug in a pan of simmering water. Stir over heat until dissolved. Stir into lime mixture. Strain jelly into a 19cm x 30cm lamington pan. Refrigerate overnight or until set.

6. To serve, coarsely chop lime jelly. Spoon onto mousse.


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