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Raspberry Mousse

Updating a Childhood Favorite

One Easter, my mom introduced us to Mile High Strawberry Pie, a dessert made with a couple boxes of  frozen strawberries, Cool Whip and egg whites over a pecan crust. The whole thing was popped in the freezer and we couldn’t get enough of it. This Raspberry Mousse is an updated version of that holiday dessert from my childhood…I switched up the berries, used real whipping cream and pasteurized eggs. I’ve been cooking with Davidson’s Safest Choice eggs since they became available in my local market. Raw eggs add marvelous silkiness and stability to so many desserts, but in this day and age, using non-pasteurized eggs puts you at risk of food borne illnesses such as salmonella. It wasn’t this dessert, but most likely a toddler’s curiosity that resulted in my sister contracting salmonella. Mary was by my mom’s side while our Sunday breakfast was being prepared. Most likely, sampling some under-cooked bacon or eggs caused her gastric distress. Her symptoms are not exactly appropriate for a food blog, but they did trigger an urgent run to the doctor’s office. So salmonella was a term I knew at age 5…decades before became a commonly known illness.

Raspberry Mousse

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I tamped a simple mixture of graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and brown sugar into my parfait glasses. The most difficult part of the recipe was pushing the raspberries through a sieve to remove the seeds. Next time, I think I will whiz them in the blender before straining. The beating of the egg whites and cream, melting of the gelatin and folding all the components together was a cinch. I can see serving these in shot glasses on a dessert buffet. I put a dollop of mascarpone  on each plus a berry to garnish, but a bit of sweetened whipped cream would be just as fabulous!


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Raspberry Mousse #SundaySupper


  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 10 ounce bag frozen raspberries, defrosted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites (I recommend Safest Choice pasteurized eggs to avoid food borne illnesses)
  • 1 envelope plain gelatin
  • 1 cup whipping cream


  1. Mix first 3 ingredients together for crust layer. Divide between 4-6 parfait glasses.
  2. Push raspberries through a sieve to remove seeds. Add sugar to berry puree.
  3. Beat egg whites till frothy. Add to berries.
  4. In a small microwave safe bowl, combine gelatin with 1 tablespoon cold water, stir and let dissolve. Place bowl in microwave and heat for 10-30 seconds till gelatin liquifies (this took about 12 seconds in my microwave).
  5. Whip cream to stiff peaks in a large bowl. Pour in gelatin and mix to combine. Carefully fold raspberry mixture into cream. Divide raspberry mixture between parfait glasses. Chill for at least an hour before serving.

Yield: 4-6 servings, depending on size of glasses

    Total time: 1½ hours


      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size
      Amount Per Serving As Served
      Calories 1986kcal Calories from fat 950
      % Daily Value
      Total Fat 106g 163%
      Saturated Fat 62g 310%
      Transfat 1g
      Cholesterol 326mg 109%
      Sodium 482mg 20%
      Carbohydrate 249g 83%
      Dietary Fiber 21g 84%
      Sugars 194g
      Protein 25g

      Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

      Calories 2000
      Total Fat Less than 65g
      Sat Fat Less than 25g
      Cholesterol Less than 300mg
      Sodium Less than 2,400mg
      Total Carbohydrate 300g
      Dietary Fiber 25g
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      1. Ooh, how delicious! Just like a cheesecake really but probably quite a lot less calorific! I like the idea of making it in a dish like a cheesecake, too, or replacing the raspberries with different fruits. The possibilities are endless with this one! Enjoy your Sunday, Liz!

      2. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

        They sound great and are even that much more special in individual servings:@)

      3. I love mousse and raspberry is on of my favorites! How did you know/ 😉

      4. I’d be sneaking into the fridge to get this mousse at all hours of the day and night.

      5. Mm.. this is really fantastic mousse! 🙂

      6. Getting sick from food is not good! This dessert looks so pretty with the pick color. Full of flavor but not too heavy. Perfect for summer time.

      7. I’ll take two, please 😉

      8. What a delicious dessert and I’ll take your updated version any day of the week over the Cool Whip version! Beautifully presented too. I’m going to have to research eggs in Canada, not sure if they are pasteurized but I suspect that the CFIA (your FDA) wouldn’t allow unpasteurized anything!

      9. If you put your mousse together with my mousse today, you’ll have a delicious marriage!

      10. Creamy and invigorating! Love the pink color of the mousse. Raspberry looks so great in photos, too!

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      11. Yummy Liz! Your mousse is just gorgeous!!

      12. Liz, I absolutely love your raspberry mousse cups! so elegant and pretty! these are perfect for summer and I can’t wait to try these! beautiful, as always!

      13. Could this mousse be any more beautiful??? I think not! It sounds like the perfect, light summer dessert!

      14. Deanna Samaan says:

        WOW! Your recipes always amaze me they look so yummy!!! I can not wait to try this!

      15. I’m excited to try this beautiful Raspberry Mousse but I think Mary must be over-the-moon excited! ecstatic!!!

      16. Yum! Berry mousse is the perfect summer dessert. So light and the color is amazing!

      17. Raspberry mousse sounds like the perfect dessert for the summer months. Very yummy looking.

      18. Beautiful Liz!

      19. This recipe sounds absolutely amazing — very excited to try it with the kids.

      20. Oh my, raspberry mouse sounds amazing. Definitely approve your updated version

      21. This looks like a little pink cloud, so light and fluffy. What a wonderful dessert for us all to try. I’m having a small dinner here Friday night and this is on my idea board now 🙂

      22. This looks amazing! I love mousse recipes- the raspberries are my fav summer fruit. 🙂

      23. This reminds me of a recipe I used to make when I was still a teenager. It was light and so pretty – a perfect summer dessert. I should bring out some of those old recipes I used to make!

      24. Love the idea for little dessert shots. Of course, then I’d probably eat six…

      25. This looks like a pink cloud in a glass. This dessert must have an amazingly light and fresh flavor. Good gracious, must. make!

      26. Your mousse looks so light and luscious, love the raspberry flavor!

      27. Kumar's Kitchen says:

        such a delightful ,perfect and stylish update of those mile high pies which always make us drool….these mousse look soothing and delicious,thanks 🙂

      28. Whipped cream and raspberries? Think that might be a 3rd or 4th definition of Heaven!

      29. This mousse looks fluffy and perfect and delicious! I’ve only had chocolate mousse before, but this recipe will soon change that. Just beautiful!

      30. this looks so yummy–i love raspberry!

      31. Ooo I’ve never had raspberry mousse! I love chocolate mousse almost more than life itself, so I’m sure I’d like it. Plus the color is just gorg!

      32. I want this soooooooooooo badly.
        Liz, I love seeing your photos on FB! x

      33. Oh my, that would call my name! Beautiful dessert!

      34. This has got to be the most creative take on mousse I’ve ever seen, the color itself tempts you and then I can only imagine the taste! It looks light as air!

      35. Oh, anybody who has ever had food poisoning can sympathize with your sister. One time, I had it so bad that I woke my husband up in the middle of the night and told him “honey, I seriously think I might be dying.” Of course, I was delirious from a fever, and I really did live to tell the story.

        But on to happier things….THIS. This mousse. Is it wrong that I want to sprinkle even more graham cracker crumbs on top?

      36. So pretty and looks so delicious! A perfect summer dessert!

      37. Mmmm, I love mousse! This looks fantastic 🙂

      38. Liz, I have fond memories of that Mile High Strawberry Pie, too! Love your update. This counts as #tbtfood (throwback Thursday food) in my book. Gonna pin it to my special tbtfood board. =)

      39. One would NOT be enough! I just want to grab a spoon and dig in. Luscious mousse Liz!

      40. These look so delicious I really must have a search around to see if I can find some pasteurized eggs, I haven’t seen them in the UK before but I am sure they must be available somewhere. I would love to give this a go I love raspberries in desserts.

      41. Love this recipe using pasteurized eggs and real whipped cream Liz. This raspberry mousse looks so pretty and elegant in the cups! These look like the perfect summer treat 🙂

      42. This is SO pretty, Liz!

      43. This smoothies looks FANTASTIC !!
        I honestly can’t wait to make it

      44. First time to know that there is really pasteurized eggs! I don’t know if they are available in my country but I’ll search! That mousse looks so refreshing Liz! Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂

      45. That looks delicious. Straining fruit can be a pest but getting those seeds out is pretty important for the teeth. I love the idea of the spoonful of mascarpone on top.

      46. diana reed says:

        Thank you~!! I’m printing this to try. When I need a dessert recipe, I come visit you. THANKS~!!!


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