Three Ingredient White Chocolate & Lime Mousse (with optional lime curd)


I have seen so many posts for 3 ingredient chocolate mousse on the internet - on Tumblr and Pinterest, that I wanted to give a white chocolate version a go. Because white chocolate can be a little cloying and sweet on its own I added plenty of zesty lime to cut the richness, then made a separate lime curd which you can spoon over the top for extra tart impact if you like - although it is really good on its own! Because white chocolate behaves differently to dark chocolate I have changed the ratios to achieve the right consistency - it is so super-simple, give it a try and let me know what you think!

300g white chocolate, chopped into chunks
500ml cream
finely grated zest of 2 1/2 limes

Put chocolate and half the cream in the top of a double boiler, or in a large glass bowl over a pot of boiling water, taking care that the bowl doesn't touch the water. As the chocolate starts to melt, stir in the zest. Keep whisking until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Leave to cool to room temperature. Whisk the remaining cream to form medium-firm peaks and fold into chocolate. Pour into serving bowls or glasses and refrigerate at least 6 hours, or over night. Serve with optional lime curd and a little extra zested lime. Serves 4-6 (depending on how piggy you are feeling...I made 4).

Lime Curd

3/4 cup caster sugar
110g butter, chopped into chunks
finely grated zest of 1 lime
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
3 fresh eggs, ideally free range, whisked

Have 2 cup capacity sterilised jars at the ready. Heat sugar, butter, zest and lime juice in the top of a double boiler, or as described above. Once the butter has melted, whisk the eggs into it. Continue whisking over the heat for 8-10 minutes, until the mixture has thickened enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Pour into jars and seal. Cool and use within two weeks.