Perfect for Easter (or any time of year!) this recipe for Red Wine Mousse will make all the adult bunnies in your house very perky indeed. [divider]

Easter – chocolate, bunnies, religion…wine – I mean there was plenty consumed at the Last Supper wasn’t there!? Did you know that for dessert they served chocolate Easter eggs? Well not really…But, I got to thinking about what dessert I would serve if I was catering for the Last Supper and suddenly in a flash it came to me in a vision, like a divine intervention- Red Wine Mousse filled chocolate eggs.

Sadly my vision did not come to fruition. My attempts at making my own Easter eggs were a failure despite only containing one ingredient…chocolate!

I believe my problem was that I have the wrong kind of chocolate mold as I simply couldn’t remove my egg halves without cracking them. No doubt you can sympathise with me, we have all had our fair share of kitchen disasters!

But, all was not lost as the mousse is not only fabulously tasty but fabulously easy to make! And in the end, everyone at the table thought this was the dessert I was trying to make anyway.

This is a perfect little desert for dinner parties as you can make it up beforehand and just pop it in the fridge until you need to serve it.

A cheeky little treat for the adults.


Red Wine Mousse


  • 400ml Red Wine
  • 150 g Caster Sugar
  • 5 Egg Yolks
  • 10g Gelatine
  • 600ml half-whipped cream
  • 50 g dark chocolate
  • Some sprigs of mint for serving


  • Soak gelatine in chilled ice water for 20 minutes.
  • Mix the wine, sugar and yolks over heat until the syrup reaches 85ºC then stir in the drained gelatine. Do not leave this to as it will easily boil over. Once it has reached 85 ºC, leave to cool. Once the syrup reaches approx 40ºC gently incorporate the half-whipped cream into this mixture.
  • Evenly distribute between wine glasses, cover with glad wrap and place in the fridge to set.
  • Prior to serving crush some dark chocolate and sprinkle on top and add a couple of sprigs of mint.

You might also like to try The Ultimate Easter Recipe

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