Peach Mousse

Peach mousse served in small white cups

Number of Servings: 4

Hands on Time: 20 min

Total Time: 4 hours 20 min


1 lb. very ripe peaches (about 3 medium peaches)

½ cup sugar

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 ( ¼ oz) packet unflavored gelatin

¾ cup heavy cream

Pinch kosher salt

1 small peach, small diced (for topping)

1 Tbsp. pine nuts, toasted, chopped

4 tsp. honey

  1. Peel peaches over a bowl, reserving juice. Discard skins. Tear peaches into large chunks into the bowl, squeezing the peach to release juices as you go.
  2. Strain peaches, reserving ¼ cup juice. (If your peaches are not very ripe, and do not yield enough juice, you can use water to get ¼ cup total liquid.) 
  3. Add reserved ¼ cup peach juice to a small saucepan (do not heat yet) and sprinkle gelatin over the top. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes.
  4. Heat the saucepan over low heat, stirring often, just until gelatin dissolves- do not overheat.
  5. Add peaches, any remaining peach juice, sugar, and lemon juice to a blender and blend until smooth. With blender running, slowly pour in dissolved gelatin and remaining peach juice.
  6. Pour mixture into a bowl. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour or until cool and slightly thickened.
  7. Whip heavy cream and pinch of salt with a mixer on medium high speed for 3 minutes or until soft peaks form. Whisk 1/3 of cream into chilled peach mixture, then gently fold in remaining cream with a mixing spatula or wooden spoon.
  8. Spoon mixture into 4 (8 oz) individual serving glasses or ramekins. Cover and chill in the refrigerator 3 hours or overnight.
  9. Just before serving, combine diced peaches, pine nuts, and honey. Spoon evenly over each serving of mousse.