Raspberry White Chocolate Mousse

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Raspberry White Chocolate Mousse | From My Sweet Heart

There are many variations on chocolate mousse.  But I think none are more elegant than those made with white chocolate.

This white chocolate mousse recipe is a lightly sweet canvas for any variety of fruit, flavors and garnishes.  Here, I’ve topped mine with some simple berries and grated white chocolate and white chocolate shavings.  What gives it it’s pretty blush?. . . . .

…..raspberry liqueur!  The Chambord lends a subtle raspberry flavor as well as a soft, pink, hue.  This raspberry white chocolate mousse is modesty and sophistication in one lovely dessert.

 

Raspberry White Chocolate Mousse | From My Sweet Heart

 

 

Level of Difficulty:  Easy

Yields:  6-8 servings

 

WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE:

  • 1 cup of half and half
  • 1/3 of a cup of caster sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon of butter
  • 3 ounces of good quality white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of gelatin
  • 1 Tablespoon of cold water
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons of confectioners sugar

Whisk together the half and half, caster sugar, cornstarch and the egg yolk in a medium saucepan.  Cook this over medium heat until it thickens and begins to simmer.  Whisk constantly for about 10 minutes.  Remove the pan from the heat and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla, butter and white chocolate.  Mix until the white chocolate is completely melted and everything is combined.  Pour this into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing the wrap directly onto the mousse to prevent a skin from forming.  Chill for 4 hours, but preferably overnight.

NOTE:  To make this a raspberry white chocolate mousse, substitute 4 Tablespoons of Chambord, or raspberry liqueur in place of the 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract when adding the butter and white chocolate.

Once the mousse is chilled, prepare the gelatin by combining it in a small bowl with the water.  Let it stand for 10 minutes and then heat it in the microwave for 10 seconds to melt the gelatin.  Let this mixture cool to room temperature. 

In the bowl of your mixer, using a whisk attachment, whisk the cream, confectioners sugar and remaining teaspoon of vanilla extract.  Whip this until it is thick and then add the gelatin.  Continue to whip until medium peaks form.  Fold the whipped cream into the white chocolate mixture in 3 additions.  Cover and chill for an hour, or overnight.

 

Raspberry White Chocolate Mousse | From My Sweet Heart

 

Spoon into your serving glasses and garnish with fresh raspberries, and a dusting of confectioners sugar.  Or you may grate or shave some white chocolate on the top.  Be inventive and switch up the liqueur and garnish.  Frangelica, raspberries and chopped hazelnuts come to mind.  Framboise, strawberries and dark chocolate curls would be pretty.  You get the idea!

ANOTHER NOTE:    I found that the chocolate mixture before I folded in the whipped cream was an amazing white chocolate ganache all on it’s own!

Enjoy!

:-)

 

Adapted from Tina’s recipe at Mom’s Crazy Cooking during my participation in The Secret Recipe Club.

Comments

  1. Jennifer | Mother Thyme says

    This is beautiful! I definitely look forward to giving this recipe a try! A fabulous choice for Secret Recipe Club! :)

    • Anne says

      Thanks Jill….and I think your favorite macaron is mine…white chocolate, wasabi and pistachios! Amazing! : )

  2. says

    Oh goodness this looks amazing! What a great pick from Tina’s blog…I am sure that was difficult! I love that you tried this with chambord too…so decadent!

    • Anne says

      Thanks Maggie….and it was difficult! Tina has such a lovely blog and so many amazingly good recipes. I’ll definitely be back! And speaking of great blogs…..everyone should hop over to Tina’s for a fantastic recipe for kale chips and ……..a giveaway!!! : )

  3. says

    Oh, how I adore mousse! I have to admit that I haven’t made it for some time, but this one really has me wanting to whip out my white chocolate and I love the blushing descriptions!! Well done!! And beautiful photos btw…!

    • Anne says

      Kim…thanks so much! And talk about beautiful photos….the picture of your dough in the Brown Butter Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies is soooooooo inviting! : )

  4. says

    FABULOUS pick!!! I want to make these right now…it’s hot…and just perfect weather for a cool, creamy dessert. Beautifully done, my friend~

    • Anne says

      Thanks Liz….and you had a FABULOUS pick, too….with those beautiful Toffee and White Chocolate Chunk cookies! : )

    • Anne says

      Thanks Ramona! And I would love to taste one of your Iced Cafe Mocha’s….those are the perfect warm weather drink for me! I hope you have a GREAT week! : )

  5. says

    When it comes to white chocolate pairings with fruit, I would say that raspberries are at the top of the list. Your mousse servings look wonderful. Cool that you did experiment with the recipe some, I would be glad to have any of those that you made. Delicious SRC recipe!

    • Anne says

      Thanks Tina! You have such a lovely and really wonderful blog…..you didn’t make it easy for me to choose! I’m coming back for more! : )

  6. says

    I ADORE white choc and raspberry…great flavor combo. This looks like an amazing dessert…especially with the addition of chambord. I like to keep it on hand, because Krir Royale is one of my favorite girly cocktails!

  7. says

    I have recently been on the hunt for *the* mousse recipe…I’ll have to try this one out! And I love the idea of adding the raspberry flavor to it–I can taste it like it’s right in front of me! Great SRC post! :-)

    • Anne says

      Thanks Lisa….and your cupcakes looked equally divine! I am so looking forward to being assigned your blog one day! : )

    • Anne says

      Thanks Teri! And for YOU…I’ll deliver….as long as I can pick up a dozen of your fabulous stained glass cookies when I get there! ;- )

  8. says

    Anne, what a stunner! It it tastes half as good as it looks then it´s out of this world. Love the addition of the raspberry liqueur – I think raspberry has got to be my absolutely favourite flavour. What gorgeous photos too. Makes me wish I could pick up a spoon and dive right in!

  9. says

    White Chocolate Mousse is one of my faves! I prefer white chocolate over milk chocolate anyday and am always looking for new recipes. I do believe I’m going to have to change my shirt before I go for my walk this morning. Serious drool happening here. I’m also going to head over to Tina’s blog, sound like yummy things going on over there!

    • Anne says

      Thanks Sandra! Definitely yummy things going on over at Tina’s blog! But everyone should head over to visit Sandra. While her most recent post is about making inspiration boards…..I’ve got to tell you….everything at Sandra’s site is inspirational! : )

  10. says

    I always love to try new recipes as well but sometimes get so caught up in what I’m cooking for my blog or in a rush and falling back on an old stand-by that I don’t often dig out the recipes I really want to give a try. I’m so glad you found a great one!

    • Anne says

      Jen…I’m glad I’m in SRC for that very reason! And I LOVE your Double Tree Cookies…..AND your photography! Congrats on being accepted by Foodgawker! : )

    • Anne says

      Thanks Maureen! I fell in love, too, today! With your coconut macaroon strawberry ice cream sandwiches!!! : )

    • Anne says

      Thanks Melissa….and a must for me is a dozen of your copycat Cinnabons! Those looked sooooo amazing! : )

    • Anne says

      Thanks Anuradha! And you can’t go wrong with chocolate and coffee and rum! Your bundt cake is simply spectacular! : )

  11. says

    You picked a beauty and made is look absolutely delicious! I would be hardpressed to decide between the all white chocolate, all raspberry or half and half. They all look and sound delicious! You definitely made Tina proud!

    • Anne says

      Oh thanks MJ! I had to make a little combo…though it’s all good. Tina has an amazing recipe! And speaking of amazing recipe….your brown butter mashed sweet potatoes are heavenly! : )

    • Anne says

      Thanks Lisa….and I took a peek….that is one amazing and unique recipe…..and I look forward to trying it! : )

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