Peach Mousse Recipe

This peach mousse is loaded with fresh peaches - more than 1 lb goes into making this peach cream dessert so it actually tastes like peaches! | natashaskitchen.com

This peach mousse is loaded with fresh peaches – more than 1 pound goes into making this dessert. Since peaches are the main ingredient, it actually tastes like peaches! The branches on our peach tree are completely weighed down with peaches right now.

My parents had to prop them up with supports to keep the branches from breaking. We’re on a roll making all sorts of peach recipes like: peach pie, peach galette, peach cake, batch after batch of peach salsa, and of course peach mousse! There’s nothing like biting into a sun-ripened, juicy peach and you’ll find those flavors in this peach mousse. It’s simple to make and quite a treat!

This peach mousse is loaded with fresh peaches - more than 1 lb goes into making this peach cream dessert so it actually tastes like peaches! | natashaskitchen.com

For the Peach Mousse: 

1 lb ripe peaches, peeled, diced
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup cold water
1 Tbsp unflavored gelatin (I used Knox brand)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream 

Garnish/ Peach Topping:

1 ripe peach, peeled and thinly sliced
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
mint leaves, optional 

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How To Make Peach Mousse Cups:

1. Peel and dice peaches (you should have 3 cups diced), transfer to a blender or food processor, add 2 Tbsp lemon juice right away to keep from discoloring and blend until pureed. Keep puree in the blender jar until ready to use. 

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2. In a small sauce pan (off the heat), add 1/4 cup cold water and sprinkle top with 1 Tbsp gelatin. Let sit 5 minutes to soften then stir in 1/3 cup sugar and place over medium heat, stirring just until sugar has dissolved (1 to 2 min) then remove from heat – don’t overcook.

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3. Add gelatin mixture to the fruit puree and blend until well combined. Cover with lid and chill in refrigerator until mixture begins to thicken (2 hours). 

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4. Once puree starts to thicken, beat 1 cup heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into fruit mixture, mixing until smooth. Divide evenly between 6 ramekins or serving glasses and refrigerate until set. 

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How to Make Peach Topping: 

1. In a small saucepan, combine sliced peach, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Place over med/high heat and stir to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely before spooning it over your peach mousse. Garnish with mint if desired. 

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This peach mousse is loaded with fresh peaches - more than 1 lb goes into making this peach cream dessert so it actually tastes like peaches! | natashaskitchen.com

Peach Mousse Recipe

4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
This peach mousse is loaded with fresh peaches - more than 1 pound goes into making this dessert so it actually tastes like peaches!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$8 Varies by Season
Servings: 6 dessert cups

Ingredients

For the Peach Mousse:

  • 1 lb ripe peaches peeled, diced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 Tbsp unflavored gelatin I used Knox brand
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Garnish/ Peach Topping:

  • 1 ripe peach peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • mint leaves optional

Instructions

How To Make Peach Mousse Cups:

  1. Peel and dice peaches (you should have 3 cups diced), transfer to a blender or food processor, add 2 Tbsp lemon juice right away to keep from discoloring and blend until pureed. Keep puree in the blender jar until ready to use.
  2. In a small sauce pan (off the heat), add 1/4 cup cold water and sprinkle top with 1 Tbsp gelatin. Let sit 5 minutes to soften then stir in 1/3 cup sugar and place over medium heat, stirring just until sugar has dissolved (1 to 2 min) then remove from heat - don't overcook.
  3. Add gelatin mixture to the fruit puree and blend until well combined. Cover with lid and chill in refrigerator until mixture begins to thicken (2 hours).
  4. Once puree starts to thicken, beat 1 cup heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into fruit mixture, mixing until smooth. Divide evenly between 6 ramekins or serving glasses and refrigerate until set.

How to Make Peach Topping:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine sliced peach, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Place over med/high heat and stir to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely before spooning it over your peach mousse. Garnish with mint if desired.

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This peach mousse is loaded with fresh peaches - more than 1 lb goes into making this peach cream dessert so it actually tastes like peaches! | natashaskitchen.com

Q: What is your go-to favorite summer peach recipe?

This peach mousse is loaded with fresh peaches - more than 1 lb goes into making this peach cream dessert so it actually tastes like peaches! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Kelsey
    April 18, 2018

    DO NOT USE 1 tablespoon of gelatin!!! It ruined my mousse! Use 1 packet which equals 1- 1.5 teaspoons of gelatin! Horrible mistake! Don’t ruin your dessert!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 18, 2018

      Hi Kelsey, I am sorry to hear that. I haven’t had that experience using a measured 1 Tbsp of gelatin but I am always happy to help troubleshoot. Make sure you use the same proportions of ingredients (especially the peaches which provide a fair amount of juice when pureed). Reply

  • Tyler
    November 15, 2017

    Hi there! How can I substitute the heavy whipping cream with yoghurt (plain or greek) in this recipe (trying to watch the weight!)? Thanks xx Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 15, 2017

      Hi Tyler, to be honest, I have not tried that substitution so I can’t really guess if it would set correctly or have a similar mousse like texture. If you experiment, let me know how it goes! Reply

  • Linda B.
    September 16, 2017

    I love peach mousse and make it often for company but instead of the topping in your recipe, I make a plum sauce to go with the mousse. Serve it in martini glasses and top off with the plum sauce. The colors are beautiful and the tartness of the plum sauce, the sweetness of the peaches and the richness of the cream….well, what can I say but “DELISH”, Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 17, 2017

      Oh yum! That sounds divine Linda! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Anna
    November 23, 2016

    Can you substitute fresh peaches for canned peaches? I’m craving this but peaches are not in season right now 😭 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 23, 2016

      Hi Anna, I haven’t tried that but I do think it could work fine – it’s definitely worth experimenting and I hope you love it! If you try with canned peaches, let me know how you like it 😉 Reply

      • Anna
        November 24, 2016

        I actually tried it today and it tasted great! I’ll have to make it with real peaches so I could compare but using canned peaches was fine the mousse was delish. Thanks for all your amazing recipes please keep them coming! Reply

  • Lana
    October 19, 2016

    Did you make up this recipe yourself? Did you go to some kind of kitchen school for the recipes you post? All the recipes look mouthwatering and delicious!! Especially, jello desserts. They are my favorite desserts!! Thank You for all your hard work!! May God Bless You and Your family!! I hope he will bless with health and success!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 19, 2016

      Hi Lana, thank you so much! 🙂 I’ve never been to cooking school. It was all self-taught and Mom-taught ;). I really appreciate the compliment! Reply

  • Natalya
    September 4, 2016

    Hello! I would like to make this for company, but not sure how many people are coming. Could this be made in a larger container, so people could just scoop it out? If I doubled the recipe, what kind of container would you recommend? Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 4, 2016

      If you double, you could probably fit it into a 9×13 glass casserole dish. Yes, you can put it in a casserole dish but you might consider a different topping – since it isn’t a very thick topping and if people are scooping out portions, the topping may sink down into the dish. Reply

  • Elena
    September 1, 2016

    I liked this recipe, Natasha thanks! I made this right after you posted it. My dad also lovedo it and asks 4 more!☺ But is it OK to try with gelatin since I found a little too creamy? And the lemon juice used to keep color of the top was clever! it stood it the fridge for a long time and was same bright peachy color👌😊 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 1, 2016

      Hi Elena, what do you mean by trying it with gelatin? Are you thinking about adding more or are you wanting to pour gelatin over the top? Reply

      • Anna
        December 23, 2016

        I also wondered similar question..once I mixed everything and it is setting in the dish, for the topping can I put thin sliced peaches either the way you described to cook in pan on stovetop with sugar or just thin slices, but can I pour a thin layer of gelatin over top? Will it thicken? Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          December 23, 2016

          Hi Anna, putting down peaches and then a thin layer of jello should work fine and I love that idea! Reply

          • Anna
            December 24, 2016

            Yay! Thank you! Will be doing the finishing touches today 🙂

  • Svetlana Kiyan
    August 31, 2016

    I made this today and was so excited about it, but was a bit disappointed with the outcome… I was hoping it would be a little sweeter and the syrup recipe wasn’t enough to cover the tops of the mousse… I should have gone with my instinct and doubled it… would the mousse recipe still work if I fold some uncooked sweetened condensed milk into the whipped cream and then add it into the thickened gelatin mixture?? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 31, 2016

      Hi Svetlana, without testing it with condensed milk, it’s difficult to guess if it would set properly without making any other changes to the recipe. You can definitely adjust the sugar to taste, especially if your peaches aren’t very sweet, since peaches make up a large portion of this recipe. I think the condensed milk would be a good experiment and I imagine it would taste good but without testing it myself, I really can’t advise. Sorry, I know that’s not super helpful. Reply

  • Flora Angelina
    August 26, 2016

    Hi Natasha, I love your recipes and video because it looks simple, delicious n easy to follow ^o^ But I have 2 questions for thiS recipe. First, can I use another fruit such as mango instead of peach? The second, is it okay if I mix the puree (already well combine with the gelatine n sugar) into whipping cream without wait for the puree thicken? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 26, 2016

      Hi Flora, I haven’t tested it with mango but that does sound really yummy! If you test it out, let me know how you like it. It is important to wait until the mixture thickens, otherwise it will just liquify the whipped cream and the end result won’t be as mousse-like. Reply

      • Flora Angelina
        August 26, 2016

        Thank u Natasha ^O^ Reply

  • lily
    August 23, 2016

    hi natasha, when will we see some canned recipes? i know you mentioned you have some pickles recipes you were going to post this summer. by the way, you must check out this recipe http://www.tasteofsouthern.com/bread-and-butter-pickles-recipe/ since you weren’t able to fulfill my wish lol =) i tried this recipe & honestly it is heavenly. hopefully you can share it on your website someday. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 23, 2016

      Thank you! Thank you!! I’m so happy you remembered to report back and took the time to share that with me :). I’m excited to try this! Reply

  • Natalia
    August 22, 2016

    Looks delicious! How far in advance can it be made? I want to try it for my daughter’s birthday.
    Natalia Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 23, 2016

      Hi Natalia, I have made it 2 days in advance, but the topping is best added the same day it is made. If making mousse and/or topping ahead of time, keep them covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator so the dessert doesn’t absorb any other food odors. Reply

      • Natalia
        August 24, 2016

        Thank you very much! Reply

  • Yum, this sounds and looks AMAZING!

    Xx Taylor
     Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 21, 2016

      Thanks Taylor, you must give it a try 😀. Reply

  • August 17, 2016

    This looks so good, Natasha! It’s perfect for those beautiful summer peaches! I could eat several servings of this! 😊 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2016

      You should totally make it 😁. This mousse tastes as good as it looks. Reply

  • August 16, 2016

    Mmmmm yummmm wow Natasha my mouth is watering right now love peaches this I gotta try so very summer thanx for posting new recipes luv your desserts I’ve had much success with btw the strawberry tres leches cake was such a huge hit that my family and I finished it within a good few days thanx again cheers Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 16, 2016

      Oh I’m so happy the hear that! 🙂 Reply

      • Tzivia
        August 17, 2016

        Wow cool sooooo glad ur site is such a success and wish u lots more babes cheers Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          August 17, 2016

          Thank you Tzivia for such a nice comment 😄. Reply

  • Carrie
    August 15, 2016

    This looks so yummy, once I get some fresh peaches I’ll be trying this out! Could something similar be made with pears? I picked 10 pounds yesterday and I’m not finding any amazing ways to utilize them Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 15, 2016

      Hi Carrie, I’ve never tried making pear mousse so I’m not sure if the consistency would be smooth enough or if it would be grainy using pear puree. I should think of a good pear recipe since my Mom grows pears – I just realized the only pear recipes I have are a couple smoothies, a salad and fruit salads :). Thanks for the idea! 🙂 Reply

  • Yuliya
    August 15, 2016

    Hi Natasha,
    I’ve never made mousse before, so I made this on Saturday. Really easy to make, nice texture. Was a hit in my family. I did find the mousse a bit too sweet though, but otherwise, it was great! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 15, 2016

      Hi Yuliya, you can definitely adjust the sugar to taste, especially if you have very sweet peaches (which is a good problem to have!) 😉 I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Reply

  • August 15, 2016

    Soo jealous that you have peach trees!! This mousse looks delicious! Such a great way to use up pounds of fresh peaches. If only I had some haha. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 15, 2016

      Thank you! It is such a treat that my parents have peach trees, and three of them that are so fruitful this year! It’s been a really good year for fruit trees in their yard. I’m definitely thankful! Reply

  • Anna
    August 14, 2016

    This looks absolutely fantastic!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 14, 2016

      Thank you Anna! 🙂 Reply

  • Linda
    August 13, 2016

    Can you use thawed frozen peaches when unable to get fresh?
    Can’t wait to try, am sure I will love it.
    Wondering also about coconut cream instead of whipping cream. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 13, 2016

      Hi Linda! I think thawed frozen peaches would work but keep in mind they might be a little darker once thawed so get the lemon juice on them as soon as possible :). I haven’t tried with coconut cream so I’m not sure how it would affect the consistency of the mousse. You might follow a tutorial like this one that I just found with a google search for working with coconut cream if you’ve never made coconut whipped cream before. Reply

  • Yana
    August 12, 2016

    This looks soooooo good!!! 😋I can’t wait to try it! 😄 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 13, 2016

      Thank you Yana! I hope you LOVE it! 🙂 Reply

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