Light-As-Air Berry Mousse

Lighten up your dessert table. This is what I am serving on Christmas. Nobody wants a rich decadent dessert after that kind of feast. Perfect end to a heavy meal, this mousse is light and airy. AND holy flavour-town. It’ll knock your stockings off.

On another note… I just wrote 3 essays for an exam and am officially on Christmas Holidays… TO THE KITCHEN! Let the cooking begin!

If you need to find me, I will be up to my eyeballs in cookies, stews, and all the soup I could possibly eat. I will also probably have flour in my hair and chocolate on my face. Can’t wait to share all the holiday goodies! I have some wonderful ideas that I am dying to put into action. Stay tuned ladies and gentlemen.

Light-As-Air Berry Mousse

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Serves: 8-10

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp powdered Gelatin
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups frozen berries (I used a combination of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

1

In a small bowl, combine the gelatin and water and let sit until softened. Meanwhile, heat the berries in a small saucepan with the lemon juice and maple syrup.

2

Strain the berries well (squeeze all the juice out of the seeds so that you are left with ~ 1 1/2 cups berry puree. I find it helps to use a blender to get the juice out and then strain them.

3

Mix in the gelatin to the warmed berry puree until it has dissolved completely. Set aside until it reaches room temperature.

4

Make a meringue - I use pasteurized egg whites from a carton- Whip these until stiff peaks form. Alternatively you can make an Italian meringue if you are worried about consuming the whites raw.

5

Fold the meringue into the cooled berry puree gently until incorporated.

6

Whip the whipping cream until you get stiff peaks. Fold this into the lightened puree.

7

Distribute your mousse into your desired serving vessels (I used 1/2 cup portions). Let sit in the fridge for ~4 hours or until ready to serve. Garnish with fresh berries. Enjoy!

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