Is it possible to freeze your Instant Chocolate Mousse? I am looking for a recipe for a future event and may have to make up to 70 of them!
Nigella's Instant Chocolate Mousse (from Nigella Express and on the Nigella website) is a very easy mousse made from a combination of melted marshmallows, whipped cream and melted chocolate. In theory you should be able to freeze the mousse, particularly as it does not contain eggs. Raw eggs can sometimes weep on defrosting and can also on occasions carry a risk of food poisoning if not handled correctly though the temperature changes.
We would however mention that we have not tried to freeze the mousse ourselves so cannot guarantee the results and you may want to freeze and thaw a small batch to check, before embarking on a large number. To freeze the mousse put into individual freezerproof glasses or containers, allowing a little room for expansion when the mousse freezes. Wrap each container in a double layer of clingfilm and then in freezer bags. Freeze for up to 2 months. As the mousse contains gelatine and some sugar it will not freeze completely solid. Thaw the mousses overnight in the fridge and consume within 24 hours. You may also be able to serve the mousse almost frozen, as an iced chocolate mousse.