Just wait until you guys try out this recipe for making the most incredibly light and fluffy raspberry mousse. This is the type of dessert you’d find in a fine dining restaurant, all done in the comfort of your own kitchen.
How to Make Raspberry Mousse
Here’s everything that you’ll need to know in order to make this decadent light and fluffy raspberry mousse completely from scratch:
- Sprinkle. Sprinkle the powdered gelatin over top of the milk in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Stir. Stir until the gelatin is fully incorporated.
- Wait. Allow the mixture to sit for about 5 minutes.
- Microwave. Microwave on high for 20 seconds or until the gelatin is dissolved and liquid. Set aside.
- Blend. Add the fresh raspberries and sugar to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add the gelatin mixture. Add the gelatin mixture and pulse to combine. Set aside.
- Beat. Add the cold heavy whipping cream into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
- Add the raspberry mixture. Add the blended raspberry mixture and beat to combine.
- Add to serving glasses. Divide the mixture between 4 serving glasses.
- Refrigerate. Refrigerate the mousse for a minimum of 2 hours.
- (Optional) Garnish. Decorate with raspberry coulis and fresh raspberries, if desired.
- Serve. Serve once the mousse has set.
3 Tips for Making The Best Homemade Mousse
Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind when making your own homemade mousse recipes, whether it’s this particular raspberry mousse, a decadent chocolate mousse, or whatever your favorite variety may be:
- Use fresh ingredients. It’s important to use high quality, fresh ingredients if you want the best results with your homemade mousse. While it’s indeed possible to use frozen fruit like raspberries or blueberries, I find that the texture of my mousse is far better overall anytime I use fresh fruit instead.
- Be wary of overmixing the whipping cream. Make sure that you don’t accidentally overmix the cold heavy whipping cream when you’re beating it into your mousse. You want to beat it just enough for stiff peaks to form.
- Patience is a virtue. It’s essential to give your mousse enough time to set in the refrigerator before serving. Some mousse recipes will only require about 30 minutes of chill time; this particular recipe will need a minimum of 2 hours. Pay careful attention to the specific directions for whatever mousse recipe you’re making.
Can I Freeze Raspberry Mousse?
You can freeze this homemade raspberry mousse if desired, but I honestly would recommend just keeping it refrigerated instead.
This mousse will keep in the fridge for up to 4-5 days, which is plenty of time to enjoy it while it’s still fresh – with how irresistibly yummy the mousse is though, it’s highly unlikely to last that long anyway!
Incredibly Light and Fluffy Raspberry Mousse
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 16 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 2 ½ cups fresh raspberries
- 3 tbsp milk
- 2 tsp powdered gelatin
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 ¼ cup heavy cream, cold
For serving (optional):
- fresh raspberries
- 4 tbsp raspberry coulis
- Sprinkle the gelatin over the milk in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Stir until the gelatin is fully incorporated and let sit for about 5 minutes.
- Microwave on high for 20 seconds or until the gelatin is dissolved and liquid. Set aside.
- Add the raspberries and sugar to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add the gelatin mixture and pulse to combine.
- Set aside.
- Place the heavy whipping cream in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment.
- Beat on medium speed until soft peaks form.
- Add the raspberry mixture and beat to combine.
- Divide between serving glasses.
- Refrigerate for minimum 2 hours.
- Decorate with raspberry coulis and fresh raspberries (if you wish) and serve.