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My Mother’s Raspberry Mousse

| June 7, 2013 | 13 Comments

Being a mother of two children with severe food allergies has made me a very resourceful dessert wizard! My son is allergic to eggs and my daughter is allergic to tree nuts, so buying a ready-made dessert can be pretty challenging.  While it used to be impossible to find anything that was nut-free, now there are more options but they often aren’t egg-free as well. Over the years I have gone through a lot of great cookbooks and tried out a bunch of new recipes, always trying to find something new and tasty.  One of my kids’ favourite desserts that meets all of our allergy requirements is one that I have been making with my own mother since I was a child. It is a raspberry mousse that is egg-free, nut-free and gluten free too 🙂  It is super easy to make, always a great end to any meal, light and airy enough that it is perfect on a hot summer’s day.  I have no idea where the original recipe came from, but here is my mother’s version:

Raspberry Mousse

Raspberry Mousse


  • 1 package raspberry jello
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1 500ml carton of whipping cream
  • fancy cookies for garnish if desired


  1. Prepare the raspberry jello as per package instructions in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in the frozen raspberries.
  3. Put in fridge and check often until the mixture is just about set.
  4. While jello mixture is in the fridge, whip the cream until peaks form.
  5. When jello mixture is almost set, stir in the whipping cream. Mix until fully blended.
  6. Chill for a few hours until time to serve.
  7. Garnish with cookies.

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I am an active mother of two fabulous kids that make me smile every day. I love to cook old favourites and try out new recipes and never let my kids’ nut and egg allergy get in the way! I am forever dragging my husband all over town to try out the latest and greatest new spots to eat but for the most part I think he’s a willing participant. I would call myself a Foodie but then you would think I was pretentious, so I won't go there. I am an avid reader, pretty much anything I can get my hands on, anytime I can squeeze it in. (Yes that was me you saw reading while I was running on the treadmill at the gym). I love to write and share all my great finds whenever I can! Let’s eat! Author's website.

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  1. Lola says:


  2. Lubna says:

    Yum, this reminded me of a popular childhood dessert. My mom and grandma used to make this with all different flavoured jellos. I have never had it with frozen fruit before though. Will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. A perfect summer dessert! I can hardly wait to try this!

  4. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    I love raspberries and mousse! Thanks for the simple recipe.

  5. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    Update…I made this for my son and he LOVED it!

  6. Rick F says:

    love raspberry

  7. Rick F says:

    that would also make a nice pie filling.

  8. kathy downey says:

    This looks delicious,thanks

  9. kathy downey says:

    Wow,we loved it,thanks

  10. kathy downey says:

    We had this at Thnaksgiving,beautiful light dessert after a big meal !

  11. kathy downey says:

    Th is is now my Mothers favorite dessert,nice and light.

  12. kathy downey says:

    We served this for dessert on Christmas Dinner,it was perfectly light after a big meal !

  13. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This looks like one yummy recipe and I love that you use fresh raspberries

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