• TO DRINK: A shot of Amarula, just for luck. This South African success story may or may not make you behave like the wild animals who get tipsy on the fermented fruit of the marula tree, but at least we humans get to drink our liqueur in refined, creamy form.

    Amarula mousse

    Serves: 6
    Cooking Time: 15 mins plus overnight for chilling


    • 10 gelatine leaves
    • 625ml (2½ cups) cold water
    • 160g sugar
    • 160g liquid glucose
    • 900g white chocolate, diced
    • 150ml fresh cream
    • 1,35 litres fresh cream, whipped
    • 100ml Amarula
    • caramelised orange slices, to serve



    Soak the gelatine leaves in 500ml (2 cups) of the water.


    Pour the remaining water into a saucepan. Add the sugar and glucose and heat slowly until the sugar has dissolved to form a syrup.


    Add the gelatine to the syrup and stir to dissolve. Add the chocolate andfresh cream and stir gently until the chocolate has melted. Fold 750ml of the whipped cream into the melted chocolate mixture, then stir through the Amarula.


    Place a layer of the Amarula mousse in serving glasses. Top with a layer of the remaining whipped cream and finish with another layer of mousse. Leave in the fridge overnight to set.


    Serve garnished with caramelised orange slices.