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  • Instant Chocolate Mousse

    Hi, I was wondering how long Nigella's Instant Chocolate Mousse will last in the fridge? I made some today and it is fantastic but I won't be able to finish all of the portions today. Will they keep in the fridge until tomorrow or the day after?

    From the nigella team:

    The good news regarding Nigella's Instant Chocolate Mousse (from Nigella Express) is that it doesn't contain raw eggs, so it can last slightly longer than a regular chocolate mousse. It is also ideal for small children, pregnant women and others who need to avoid raw eggs.

    The double cream is the most perishable ingredient in the mousse and make sure that the cream you use is as fresh as possible. Most double cream will keep for 3 days after opening (as long as this is before the use by date). So the mousse should keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. If you are using whipping cream, or US heavy cream, then the mousse's texture may start to be affected after a day or so as, once whipped, these creams tend not to store as well as double cream.

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