Raspberries and Vanilla Light Mousse

Raspberries and Vanilla Light Mousse

By 08/11/2013

Let's sweeten up! It's November after all and most of us need a little pick me up at this time of year. In the morning, on the way to school, I have to jump to avoid the huge paddles on the pavement... so much rain!

Thanks God there is food!  I have made this vanilla mousse which in Italy is known as "budino alla vaniglia", a classic dessert which I used to have a lot as a child. I have added a raspberry sauce which adds a splash of colour and goes well with the milky taste of this dessert.

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes



Pour the milk in a sauce pan. Cut the vanilla pod with a knife and scrape the seeds out in the milk. Leave the vanilla pod in the milk and bring to the boil;

milk and vanilla pod boiling

Whip the eggs with the caster sugar, then add the cornflour and incorporate well

adding corn flour

Remove the vanilla pod from the hot milk. Pour the milk over the whipped eggs stirring well.

Put the mixture back in the sauce pan and gently bring to the boil whilst stirring all the time. Cook for 10 minutes until the mixture has thickened up well.

making vanilla mousse

Pour the mousse into 4 ceramic pots or cups then put them in the fridge for 3 hours.

vanilla mousse

Whiz the raspberries with the icing sugar then sieve them in a meshed strainer. Keep a few raspberries for decoration.

raspberries sauce

Turn the pots upside down and serve the mousse on plates. Serve with the sauce and with the left over raspberries; decorate with chocolate chips.

light vanilla mousse

light vanilla mousse

As the mousse was made using 500 ml of British organic milk from Kent, I am submitting this to Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary for her Shop Local event, which promotes the use of local foods.

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6 Responses to Raspberries and Vanilla Light Mousse

  1. unikorna

    You;re such a sorceress in the kitchen :)…Love the colors…Definitely a must try recipe.

  2. la cucina di Molly

    Dovresti sapere che adoro i dolci al cucchiaio e questo budino è di una bontà unica, con quella salsina si lamponi è stupendo! Un abbraccio e buon weekend!

  3. .gloria

    ah the kids would love these Im sure, look delicious!!

  4. Louise

    Is there a movie called Sweet November? I’ll have to check:)

    Your mousse looks lovely, Alida. I have such a time cooking on an electric stove especially when it comes to puddings or in this case mousse. I never can get the temperature adjusted fast enough not to burn it! Thank goodness I will be switching to gas next spring!

    Thanks for sharing, Alida…It looks so pretty:)

  5. Elizabeth

    A beautiful work of art! Thank you for sharing with #ShopLocal and apologies for taking so long for popping over to comment – it’s been a hectic month!

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