This raspberry mousse is a light and flavorful dessert to enjoy anytime. This mousse recipe is full of fresh raspberries to keep this dessert fresh and fruity!
Creamy and delicious, you will want to make this recipe over and over again! If you love raspberries as much as we do, don't forget to check out all of my delicious gluten free raspberry recipes.
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Homemade Raspberry Mousse
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When trying to come up with a dessert recipe that my family will love, I knew I wanted to create something different than my usual chocolate laden dessert. Something I don't make very often....a fruity dessert recipe full of flavor.
A quick trip to the grocery store and I saw so many fresh raspberries. What would we do if these raspberries were not available all year round? We are definitely lucky here in the U.S. Raspberries were on sale with a buy one carton, get one free sale at our local Nob Hill so that made my decision a lot easier :-).
I used 1 1/4 cups of fresh raspberries and but it didn't make my dessert quite as pink as I had hoped. Feel free to add a few drops of beet juice or food coloring if you would like a more vibrant color to this dessert. You can even use different fresh fruit like strawberries or blackberries!
Can I use frozen raspberries?
You can definitely use frozen raspberries to make this mousse recipe. If you use frozen fruit, make sure to defrost the raspberries and drain some of the extra liquid so the mousse doesn't turn out too runny.
Can I use other fruits in this recipe?
Yes! Feel free to experiment with other fruits! Here are a few ideas of fruits to use in this mousse recipe:
- blackberries (if you use blackberries, be sure to strain out the seeds!!)
Here is a link to ALL of my mousse and pudding recipes.
You will want to cool the raspberry mixture a bit before adding to the whipped cream. See how they blend in so nicely?
What dish can I serve this in?
- A wine glass or fancy glass
- Small bowls
- Or you can add it to a graham cracker crust to make a raspberry mousse pie! Here are two of my favorite pie crust recipes for this: No-Bake Gluten Free Crust or Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust
Tiffany C said "I needed the mousse for a cake filling, I increased the gelatin to 3 tsp, and reduced the heavy cream 1 2/3 cup. I also lined a cake pan with plastic wrap and froze the mousse layer before assembling the cake. It held perfectly!"
- Electric mixer. This is what whips your cream super fluffy for this mousse.
- Bowls that don't slide all over your counter! These rubber bottom mixing bowls are the best. You will fall in love with them too if you are crazy like me 🙂
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 2 teaspoons gelatin
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup organic sugar
- 1 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 vanilla bean sliced and seeds removed
- In a small saucepan, add cold water.
- Mix in gelatin and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
- Stir in boiling water, vanilla bean, sugar, lemon juice, and raspberries.
- Bring to boil on medium heat.
- Turn down the heat to low and boil for 5 minutes.
- Pour mixture into a Vitamix or food processor and blend until smooth.
- (This reduces the raspberry seeds.)
- Allow to cool 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, add whipping cream and beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
- Fold in the raspberry mixture and allow to cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
More Homemade Mousse Recipes to Try:
White Chocolate Mocha Mousse (Starbuck's Copycat flavor!)