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This fresh raspberry mousse is a light and flavorful dessert you can enjoy anytime. My homemade raspberry mousse recipe is full of fresh raspberries to keep this dessert fresh and fruity!

Two glasses of raspberry mousse topped with fresh raspberries.

When trying to create a dessert recipe my family would 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.

What are some of your favorite fresh raspberry recipes? I also love this Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake or this fun Raspberry French Macarons recipe.

Ingredient Notes:

Baskets of fresh raspberries.
  • Raspberries – You can use fresh or frozen raspberries in this raspberry mousse recipe.
  • Heavy cream – Do not use half and half.
  • Gelatin – You can buy gelatin or a vegan version. Both will work in this recipe.

Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:

A pot of water and gelatin on the stove.

Step 1: In a small saucepan, add cold water. Mix in gelatin and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

Step 2: Stir in the boiling water, vanilla bean seeds (or vanilla extract), sugar, lemon juice, and raspberries. Bring to a boil on medium heat. Turn down the heat to low and boil for 5 minutes.

NOTE: I used 1 1/4 cups of fresh raspberries, 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 want a more vibrant color to this dessert. You can even use different fresh fruits like strawberries or blackberries!

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Step 3: Pour mixture into a Vitamix or food processor and blend until smooth. Note this is good for eliminating texture from the raspberry seeds. Allow to cool 10 minutes.

Step 4: In a large bowl, add whipping cream and beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.

Blending the whipped cream and raspberry sauce for the mousse.

Step 5: Fold in the raspberry mixture and cool in the refrigerator for 1-hour.

Step 6: Add the cold mousse to a piping bag and pipe it into glasses. Serve cold with some fresh raspberries as a garnish. This mousse also makes a great layer for a cake.

Creamy and delicious, you will want to make this recipe repeatedly! If you love raspberries as much as we do, don’t forget to check out all of my delicious gluten free raspberry recipesHere is a link to ALL of my mousse and pudding recipes.

Tips and Recipe FAQ:

Can I use frozen raspberries to make this mousse recipe?

You can use frozen raspberries to make this mousse recipe. If you use frozen fruit, defrost the raspberries and drain some extra liquid so the mousse doesn’t turn out too runny.

Can I use other fruits in this raspberry mousse recipe?

Yes! Feel free to experiment with other fruits! Here are a few ideas of fruits to use in this mousse recipe: strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries (if you use blackberries, be sure to strain out the seeds!!)

What dish can I serve this homemade mousse in?

A wine glass or fancy glass, ramekins, 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

How long will this raspberry mousse keep fresh?

This mousse will keep for up to 4 days in an air-tight container or up to 4 months in the freezer.

Reader Adaptations:

Tiffany C sent in this photo of how she used the mousse to fill a chocolate cake.
Tiffany C’s finished mousse photo

More Homemade Mousse Recipes to Try:

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!”

Tiffany C.
two glasses of fresh raspberry mousse

Raspberry Mousse

Sandi Gaertner
Easy raspberry mousse using fresh sweet raspberries. A kid-favorite!
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4.74 from 119 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 326 kcal

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  • ¼ cup cold water
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons gelatin * see note
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup organic sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups heavy cream * see note
  • 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.
  • Pour the whipping cream into a large mixing bowl 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.



  1. I do not recommend using Half and Half. Be sure you are using heavy whipping cream
  2. You can use vanilla extract if you can’t find vanilla beans.
  3. Feel free to use regular gelatin or a vegan substitute.
  4. This mousse will keep for up to 4 days in an air-tight container or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 3gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 34mgPotassium: 100mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1175IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg
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  1. This is a delicious easy mousse recipe. I used frozen raspberries (because I had them) and then folded a few fresh raspberries into the mousse. I made a parfait of this mousse with coconut mousse and it was superb. Highly recommend this recipe.

  2. I can’t wait to try this! Is there anything I should consider if I’m planning on using frozen raspberries?

    1. Be sure to drain them. I spooned mousse into a shortbread pie as its filling. Be sure to refrigerate at least 1 hr. A great recipe.

    1. Hello! I made this just this evening. Fabulous! The only adjustment I made was I used an artificial sweetener as I’m trying to reduce my sugar consumption. It worked! Thank you.


      1. Hi Sandi,
        Thank you for the reply. I used stevia granuals. It was just so great. I’d def make this one again. Maybe try another berry next time. Thanks again!

  3. Hi Sandi
    Trying your mousse this evening.
    How long do you think it would last in the fridge and still be good to eat please??

  4. Hi there, this sounds lovely and plan to make it for Christmas. A question however, as I may not be able to find a vanilla pod, how much extract should I use. Lastly, if I do find a pod, do I remove it after the cooking process?
    Thanks so much, can hardly wait for dessert time.

  5. Super yummy! Thank you for this recipe! First time I ever used a Vanilla Bean! This was super easy for me which is saying a lot since I’m so scared of the kitchen!!! I’m learning I’m learning!!

  6. I made the raspberry mousse for my daughters bridal shower ( it was pink) and it was a huge hit! the guests just loved it!! Thank you for this delicious recipe!

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