How to Make Peach Mousse
Peach Mousse is a delicious dessert that can be served anytime of the year. However, it’s especially great during the summer when fresh fruit is in season. It’s easy to make, but it requires some preparation and patience to get the best results.
The first step is to soak the peaches in water for about 30 minutes to soften them up. This will help them absorb more flavor. Then you can add a few drops of lemon juice to help prevent discoloration. Once the peaches have softened, you can transfer them to a blender or food processor to puree them. Set the puree aside in a bowl, and refrigerate until ready to use.
Next, you will need to prepare the gelatine mixture. In a small pan, sprinkle the gelatin over some cold water and let it sit for about 3 minutes. Then you will combine it with some sugar and heat it on medium-high. Once the sugar is completely dissolved, remove it from the heat and set aside to cool for a minute or so.
After the gelatine has cooled, you can mix it with the peach puree. Then you can chill it for about 1 hour, until it has thickened. Once it’s fully set, you can fold it into the whipped cream and put it in dessert dishes to serve.
The whipped cream is also very important, as it gives the mousse its rich texture and taste. For that reason, it’s important to use a cold heavy whipping cream. If you are using warm or room temperature heavy whipping cream, the mixture will not be stiff and will have a crumbly texture.
You can also add a few extra ingredients to the whipped cream, such as rum or almond extract. It’s up to you which you prefer, but be sure not to add too much or too little of each.
This peach mousse recipe can be made with either fresh or frozen peaches. If you’re using fresh peaches, peel and dice the fruits as necessary before blending them.
If you’re using frozen peaches, then you will need to cook them down and puree them before mixing with the gelatin. This will help them to blend easily and ensure that they retain their shape when the mousse is set.
Once the peach puree is cooled, it is time to prepare the whipped cream. You can beat the whipped cream in a mixer or by hand, but be sure to use a cold whipping cream as it will give you better results.
For the whipped cream, beat 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream and a pinch of salt on high until it forms stiff peaks. After that, divide the whipped cream into two bowls and fold it together.
The whipped cream is then folded into the chilled peach puree. Then the whole mixture is transferred to serving glasses and refrigerated until it has firmed up, about 2 hours.
Then, you can serve it with a topping of sliced peaches and mint leaves. The combination of fresh peaches and whipped cream is a perfect summer dessert!