Light raspberry mousse

Light raspberry mousse

Mary's rasperry mousse is so light, soft and full of flavour – close your eyes and you could be in a veg patch of raspberries on a summer’s day!



  1. Soak the gelatine in a small bowl of cold water for 5 minutes until soft. Squeeze out the liquid and tip out all but 1 tablespoon of water.

  2. Put the gelatine into a heatproof bowl with the tablespoon of water. Put the bowl over a pan of simmering water for a few minutes. Stir until dissolved and runny.

  3. Blend the raspberries in a food processor and pass through a sieve into a bowl, removing the seeds.

  4. Whisk the yolks and caster sugar together in a bowl using an electric hand whisk until thick, fluffy and pale in colour. This will take about 4–5 minutes.

  5. Whip the cream to soft peaks in a separate bowl.

  6. Stir the sieved raspberries and gelatine into the egg yolk and caster sugar mixture, then carefully fold in the cream.

  7. Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until stiff peaks form. Stir 2 tablespoons into the raspberry mixture, then carefully fold in the rest.

  8. Spoon into a 1.2 litres/2 pint bowl or 4–6 glasses. Place in the fridge for 4 hours, or until set.

  9. Decorate with raspberries and serve straight from the fridge.

Recipe Tips

This recipe can be made up to a day ahead. It is not suitable for freezing.