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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

4.88 from 16 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
This peach mousse is loaded with fresh peaches - more than 1 pound goes into making this dessert so it actually tastes like peaches!
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 6 dessert cups

For the Peach Mousse:

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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:

  • 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.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peach Mousse
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
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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

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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

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  • Irina Beknazarov
    March 27, 2024

    Hi Natasha. Can you use nectarines instead? I cannot find Peaches anywhere. Or maybe frozen peaches? Thank you.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 28, 2024

      Hi Irina! 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 tested nectarines, but in most recipes they can be equally exchanged. Let us know if you try it.

      Reply

  • Jun
    June 12, 2023

    Do you think it is possible to do this without Gelatin? Can I use guar gum instead?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 12, 2023

      Hi Jun! I have not tested that to advise.

      Reply

  • Corinne Bell
    August 5, 2022

    Thank you for always having such delicious and easy recipes!! I have too many peaches from the peach truck and made a double recipe of this tonight for my family gathering and it was a big hit!! I might just have to make some more.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 5, 2022

      That’s wonderful! I’m glad it was such a hit! 🙂 Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Jude
    August 9, 2021

    Can I fold diced peaches into the mousse and put it in a pie crust? I saw a similar recipe but can’t find it. Thx j

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 9, 2021

      Hi Jude, I haven’t tried that myself, but I bet that could work. It sounds delicious! If you happen to give that a try, I’d love to know how you like it!

      Reply

  • wendy b
    June 5, 2021

    I made this today. I got the peaches into the blender and immediately put the lemon on. But it continued to discolor and when tasting it was a little bitter. So disappointed.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      June 6, 2021

      Hi Wendy, I wonder if maybe you had underripe peaches. I always suggest tasting the peaches before using in recipes since store-bought peaches can be hit and miss.

      Reply

  • Therese
    April 15, 2020

    After reading the comments about the gelatin, I am not sure how much to use. Please help. It looks amazing.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 15, 2020

      Hi Therese, I used 1 Tbsp unflavored gelatin (I used Knox brand) for this recipe

      Reply

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