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Blackcurrant Mousse

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3 Reviews

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Serves 6
Serves 6

About the bake

This blackcurrant mousse is deliciously sweet, sharp & creamy, the perfect summer dessert. Experiment further by adding 2-3 tablespoons of blackcurrant liqueur. Watch the video below for tips on getting soft peaks from your egg whites.

7 ingredients5 steps


    1. Step 1

      Using a fork, remove the blackcurrants from their strings (reserve a few sprigs for decoration if liked) Place the blackcurrants in a pan with the sugar and simmer gently for 5 minutes until the berries are tender. Press the blackcurrants through a sieve into a bowl, pressing out as much juice as possible.

    2. Step 2

      Soak the gelatine in 4 tbsp cold water for 5 mins until softened. Remove the gelatine from the water and add to the warm blackcurrant puree, stir until dissolved. Allow to cool slightly.

    3. Step 3

      Whip the cream until if forms soft peaks. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff. Add the blackcurrants to the cream and stir well, then fold in the egg whites with a large metal spoon.

    4. Step 4

      Divide the mixture between 6 individual glasses and allow to cool until set.

    5. Step 5

      Top with a little whipped cream and a sprig of blackcurrants.


      • 500gBlackcurrants 
      • 200gBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
      • 4Gelatine leaves (sheets) 
      • 150mlDouble cream 
      • 2Egg white(s) (free range) 
    • For the decoration

      • Double cream 
      • Blackcurrants 


    • Fork
    • Saucepan
    • Sieve
    • Bowl
    • Whisk
    • Metal spoon

    3 Baker Ratings

    Great recipe but I ended up adding more cream and only semi-whipping it as it didn't stir into the blackcurrant well.

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    I've made this countless times and it never fails to please. I find it pleasing to the eye as well as the palate. I must admit I tend to use half the quantity of sugar the recipe calls for, it is very light and refreshing.

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