Simple Chocolate Mousse Tartlets with Lemon Zest

Simple Chocolate Mousse Tartlets with Lemon Zest


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These little tartlets combine the rich and inviting flavor of chocolate with the light and refreshing flavor of lemon. Use whatever citrus is in season, and you can't go wrong!

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Time needed

2 hour preparation

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 4 small pie crusts (storebought or homemade)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • zest of 1 1/2 lemons

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Cook milk, 2/3 of the sugar, and instant coffee in a small saucepan until warmed. Sugar should be dissolved. Pour the chocolate chips into a high-powered blender with the milk and sugar. Pulse for 5 second bursts until smooth. Add the egg and blend for approximately 2 minuts on high. Pour into the small pie crusts and freeze or chill until firm. 

Garnish with lemon zest prior to serving. 

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