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Strawberry mallow mousse with milk chocolate mendiants

Strawberry mallow mousse with milk chocolate mendiants

The marshmallows in this easy dessert set it gently to give a wonderful fluffy texture. The chocolate mendiants are easy to make and can also be given as a Mother’s Day gift.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook5 mins
  • Total time25 mins
  • PlusPreparation time 20 minutes + cooling and setting

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  • 230g pack strawberries
  • 20g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125g pink & white marshmallows
  • 150ml pot double cream

For the mendiants

  • 100g Cooks’ Ingredients Milk Chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp pistachios kernels, slivered, or 1 tbsp white chocolate drops or both
  • 2 tsp mixed Cooks’ Ingredients sprinkles such as Sugar Hearts and Bronze Crunch


  1. Set aside 1-2 strawberries to decorate, then quarter the rest and put into a pan with the sugar, vanilla and 100ml water. Simmer for 5 minutes until pulpy, then purée with a stick blender. Add the marshmallows to the pan of strawberry purée and gently heat, stirring until melted, then remove from the heat and leave to cool to room temperature.

  2. Whip the cream in a large bowl until it holds its shape, then fold into the cooled strawberry mixture. Spoon into 4 small glasses, about 250ml, cover and chill for at least 3 hours, or overnight, until set.

  3. To make the mendiants, gently melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Line a tray or baking sheet with baking parchment. Drop teaspoons of chocolate onto the paper to form 12 round discs (they don’t need to be perfectly circular). Decorate with the pistachios or chocolate drops (or both). Finish with some sprinkles, then leave to set until firm.

  4. Slice the reserved strawberries and use to decorate the mousse. Carefully peel the mendiants from the paper and serve alongside.

Cook’s tip

As the chocolate has been quickly melted (rather than tempered, which is a more involved process), you may find a cocoa butter ‘bloom’ appear on the mendiants over time. Best to give them as a gift on the same day as making, or soon after.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,975kJ/ 473kcals



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