Chocolate and Sumo Citrus™ Mandarin Mousse

Everything goes well with chocolate, but Sumo Citrus Mandarins go incredibly well with chocolate. Share this recipe with friends now!

Serves 6

Chocolate and Sumo Citrus Mandarin Mousse


[For the Mousse]

  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 50g white sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 100g 70% dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp mandarin juice

[For the Candied mandarin]

  • 2 Sumo Citrus Mandarin skins
  • Juice of 2 Sumo Citrus Mandarins
  • 100g white sugar


  • To make the mousse, heat half the cream in a saucepan over low heat till at boiling point. Meanwhile, break up the chocolate into small pieces and set aside in a mixing bowl. Once the cream is hot, pour over the chocolate and stir till it’s a homogenous mixture. Cool to blood temperature. I test this by touching the outside of the bowl. It shouldn’t feel hot or cold to your skin.
  • Meanwhile, whip up the remaining cream with the juice till it reaches very soft peaks. I found this easiest with an electric mixer – I’d usually do this amount by hand but the liquid makes it slightly harder for the cream to whip.
  • Whip up the egg whites to soft peaks, and continue whipping to stiff peaks while adding the sugar in 1 tbsp at a time, making sure that the sugar is dissolved between additions.
  • Fold the cream into the chocolate mixture in thirds, then fold in the meringue mixture in thirds.
  • Separate into serving glasses and chill until needed.
  • For the candied Sumo Citrus mandarin peel, thinly slice the peel, place into one litre of water and bring to the boil.
  • Once boiling, strain and repeat 3 times, changing the water each time. The peel should be tender but not mushy. Separately, combine the mandarin juice and the sugar to make a syrup and boil until the sugar dissolves.
  • Place the cooked peel into the syrup and boil for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the peel is translucent. Leave to cool and store in the syrup in the fridge.
  • To serve, top each glass with some candied Sumo Citrus mandarin peels.

These sumo citrus mandarins are available for a limited period from August to mid-September, from Woolworths.