Sweet Chocolate Treats on The Golden Princess

Norman Love Chocolate Dessert Recipe

Are you a chocolate lover?

Yes? Oh goodie, me too!

Come along with me today as we hop on board the Golden Princess with master chocolatier Norman Love. If you scroll on down, you’ll find one of his everso-slightly-naughty Chocolate Journeys recipes.

It was a hot sunny day in Melbourne, the day 7 of us bloggers were invited for a culinary immersive on board The Golden Princess cruise ship, and once onboard after a little tour, we were whisked to sit down for morning tea which included a host of chocolate treats from the Norman Love range.

Norman Love Chocolate Dessert Recipe

I wish you could have been with us … because First UP … oh come along now, let’s go … you see it was a bit like being in a chocolate factory πŸ˜‰

Welcome to morning tea and some delectable milk chocolate salted caramel mousse, among other choccie delights.

Norman Love Chocolate Dessert Recipe

There were so many gorgeous morsels, that I didn’t know which way to look first. My head said “Nooooo!” and my heart said, “Eat All of The Chocolate Goodies while you have the chance!”

Anyway, chef Norman Love, creator of the delectable delights, trained in France and was a former executive pastry chef at the Ritz-Carlton. He’s teamed up with Princess Cruises to create a series of delicious new chocolate products just for the cruises.

Don’t hate me. But we scoffed rather a lot down with morning coffee in the name of research.

I know, I know. Someone has to do it πŸ˜‰

Apart from noshing, bloggers did what bloggers do best – take photographs of what they’re up to. And nobody was allowed to start munching until every chocolate morsel, and savoury treat had been photographed to the Nth degree!

Norman Love Chocolate Dessert Recipe

Later on, we were taken into the galley and given a Norman Love sweet treat demonstration by the chefs on board, which we then had a go at replicating.

Below is the professionally finished Raspberry Love Heart Mousse.

Norman Love Chocolate Dessert Recipe

Here’s how you prepare it, they said!

Norman Love Chocolate Dessert Recipe

Please would you consider Pinning this picture if you’re on Pinterest?

For a little entertainment here’s what happened next. Β We all had a lot of fun and the results were hilarious.

Norman Love Chocolate Dessert Recipe

So listen up and watch carefully, they said! (Check us all rocking the chef’s jackets πŸ˜‰

Norman Love Chocolate Dessert Recipe

And now it’s your turn, they said. So on went the hygienic rubber gloves – stylish eh?

Norman Love Chocolate Dessert Recipe

Yes, yes, I’m trying to remember what went where and in what order πŸ˜‰

Norman Love Chocolate Recipes

Ta Da! Finished product. Spot the obvious mistake! #IfonlyIcouldSpell!

Norman Love Chocolate Dessert Recipe

If you’d like to try a Norman Love delight – then here you go, you might like this not-too-tricky chocolate mousse recipe:

Norman Love Chocolate Dessert Recipe

Chocolate Mousse with Red Fruit Compote

(Serves 10)

One and a quarter cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Two and a half cups of whipping cream (heavy cream)

1 cup fresh rasberries

Quarter cup fresh Strawberries

Half a cup of Blueberries

One and a half cups of lemon juice

One third of a cup of granulated sugar

Half a cup of pre-purchased raspberry sauce


In mixing bowl, whip half the cream using mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Set aside.

In saucepan, head additional one and quarter cups of cream to almost boiling. Place chocolate chips in separate bowl. Pour hot cream over chocolate chips. Stir to melt and mix well. Set aside. When chocolate mixture is cool, fold whipped cream into chocolate using large spoon or whisk, incorporating air. Set aside.

In a separate saucepan, combine raspberry sauce, sugar and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Add fresh fruits and let cook for one minute. Remove from heat and let cool.

In martini glass or dessert cup, layer fruit mixture and chocolate mousse.

Serve chilled and Enjoy!

Want to see a behind the scenes look at like on board? You might also like: Will Princess Cruises help you Come Back New?

If you’re a little tempted to find out more about cruising costs and destinations, Β click here for more details: Princess Cruises

Got a favourite cruise memory, or how about a fab chocolate dessert recipe? Please share with us in the comments.


  1. What an exciting day. I probably would have mis-spelt something when writing in sweetness.

  2. I think it was a case of sugar-overload, Jan!

  3. Last week, I read Paula’s account about this experience. I am so jealous. I mean, who would not want to try some treats created by a famous pastry chef. Imagine being on a 7 day (or more) cruise eating all these stuff. I do not know if I would survive ;0)

  4. I like seeing the variety of cameras that all the bloggers are using. Now, I don’t feel so bad that sometimes all I use is my mobile phone. This looks like a fantastic experience, and I especially like that you had a chance to do it yourself. I’ll be headed off on a Disney cruise in a few weeks, and I’m particularly looking forward to the dessert party I booked.

    • Ohh, the dessert party on a Disney Cruise! Wow, I bet that will be QUITE something Michele! Isn’t it interesting the different variety of techie stuff bloggers use.

  5. Janet aka Middle Aged Mama says:

    Thank you for this very entertaining account of a truly wonderful day! xxx

  6. Look at all of you enjoying that chocolate. I see Paula! So much fun.

  7. Amazing! Great to see all of the behind the scenes preparations. We sailed on the Royal Princess a few years ago and had the chocolate buffet and it was fabulous.

  8. What a fun experience! All the chocolate goodies look wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will attempt this at some point.

  9. Wow, these chocolate creations are works of art! I’m definitely going to be trying out the mousse recipe now! πŸ™‚

  10. This sounds like so much fun! I love that cruise ships have specialists in different areas, effectively ‘themed’ cruises.
    I am mildly jealous of your chocolate experience!

  11. Kay Dougherty says:

    My jealousy knows no bounds – Norman Love chocolates are the absolute best! If I go out and buy some chocolate I hope it ends up on your hips – not mine!

    • Haha Kay, a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips – to be avoided at all costs πŸ˜‰ Norman Love chocolate creations may just be worth it though.

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