Chocolate and lime curd mousse

Hello Dear Reader,

One of my all time favourite flavour combinations is chocolate and lime. So when a recipe for Chocolate Orange Curd was published by Karen on her beautiful blog Lavender and Lovage my first thought, after drooling over her unique new recipe, was that I simply had to try it with lime instead of orange!

Since my father is also a chocolate lime fan, I decided to make this on a recent visit home. I didn’t want to leave my parents with a load of unused egg whites and so was born my chocolate and lime curd mousse. It went down a treat after our usual “Vohn is going back to Scotland” lunch of leftover Chinese food!

Chocolate lime curd mousse


You will need 2 limes,  5 eggs, 50g caster sugar, 50g butter and 100g chocolate…

Chocolate lime curd mousse ingredients


Start by zesting and juicing the limes…

Lime zest


Juice limes


Then separate the eggs…

Five eggs separated


Set aside the egg whites – for now you will only need the yolks…

Five egg yolks



Place the egg yolks, sugar, butter, lime zest and lime juice in a non-stick pan (or use a bain-marie) and heat over a gentle heat, stirring continuously, until it is thick and glossy in appearance.

Lime curd cooked


At this point I liberated a couple of tablespoonfuls of the tangy lime curd to serve at breakfast time! It is heavenly.

Lime curd

Remove the pan from the heat and break in the chocolate, reserving a couple of squares for decoration later. Stir until all the chocolate has melted and is fully incorporated.

Chocolate lime curd cooked

Again I liberated a couple of tablespoonfuls of the chocolate lime curd for a decadent breakfast!

Chocolate lime curd


Now, put the chocolate lime curd aside to cool slightly in the pan whilst you whisk the egg whites until you have stiff peaks. Then use a large metal spoon to fold the the chocolate lime curd into the egg whites. Once fully incorporated, spoon into serving dishes or teacups.  Place in the fridge to set.

Chocolate lime curd mousse to set


Grate the remaining chocolate on top & serve.

Chocolate lime curd mousse



Thank you Karen for the inspiration! You can print Karen’s original recipe for her Chocolate Orange Curd from her gorgeous blog Lavender and Lovage.


P.S. If you like this, you may also like my Chocolate and Lime Tart recipe!

P.P.S. I am entering my Chocolate Lime Curd Mousse into the “Made with Love Mondays” challenge run by the Javelin Warrior over at Cookin w/ Luv

Made with Love Mondays



  1. I love this recipe and love it even more because it uses up the whole egg! I shall be making it and will link back to you from my blog when I do! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Lovely Vicki. Let me know when you bog it and I’ll link back to you too. 😀

  2. I love chocolate and I love lime, but have never put the two togeter! Will have to try it out!

    • You certainly will Shelby – chocolate & lime is a match made in heaven! 🙂

  3. Hi Vohn, I just noticed your recipe on facebook. Love this addition of lime. I have never tried it before.
    Very nice!
    Love your photography too X

    • Aw thanks Alida. I am a big fan of chocolate and lime. Photos taken at my parent’s house are easy to make look good as they have so much natural light. 🙂

  4. Incredible combination of flavors in this mousse. Looks moussetastic!!

    • Haha – thanks Dan – brilliant new word there! ♡

  5. That looks and sounds soo delicious and love the idea of serving in the teacups!

    • Thanks Jacqui. I do love those teacups! 🙂

  6. I’m so intrigued by this combination – I don’t think I’ve ever tried to combine lime and chocolate before. But I’m imagining it would be delicious, especially in mousse form…

    • Oh Mark – you don’t know what you’ve been missing! Lime and chocolate is made for each other! We have a great sweet (candy) here which is a hard lime outer with chocolate inside – a childhood favourite that I still enjoy! 🙂

    • Thank you Sarah. Everyone has liked these pics – I’m definitely going to have to move house to somewhere with better light! 😉

  7. This looks divine and would be great for entertaining. i love a good chocolate mousse.

    • Thanks Zoe! It would be great for entertaining as it can all be made in advance and just sit waiting in the fridge! x

  8. LOVELY Vohn and I love serving desserts in tea cups too – they always look so pretty!
    As you know, cos’ we have been emailing each other, I have also used my chocolate orange curd to make a mousse, and it’s such a GREAT addition to this simple dessert…..your chocolate lime curd mousse looks and sounds divine and a lemon and lime chocolate curd is on my list to make next time I am in the preserves kitchen!
    Lovely photos and a great dessert recipe, thanks so much for the lovely mentions too!

    • Thank you so much Karen – for the inspiration, the permission to utilise your recipe and for your lovely comments. I am so genuinely touched by your continuing encouragement! x

  9. Chocolate and lime is a lovely combination and your mousse sounds delightful. It looks so pretty too – love the cup.

    • Thanks Choclette. These were my grandmother’s cups. They usually just sit on a display shelf, so it was nice to get them out and fill them with loveliness! 🙂

  10. That sounds and looks SO DELICIOUS!!! Love all the photos 🙂

    • Thanks so much Brandi. It is certainly much easier to take photos at my parent’s house – it is flooded with natural light. In my own house I am running from window to window in search of good light & rarely finding it! x

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