Blueberry and Lemon Mousse

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Gosh, I’m on a pudding roll at the moment!……. (and there are lots more to come ;-))

Blueberries work so well with lemon. I find the hint of zing adds another dimension to the blueberry flavour. Besides, blueberries produce such a stunning colour when cooked that they just had to be a wonderful ingredient for my dairy / egg-free mousse recipe. I can’t say it’s exactly like a fluffy egg-white and cream mousse, but it does give a richness and unctuousness that you don’t usually get from a dairy-free dessert. The recipe really involves making a simple jam which is thickened with cornflour and then dairy-free yogurt is whisked in to give an extra creaminess. This is definitely a recipe worth having in your allergy friendly/vegan repertoire.

Blueberry and Lemon Mousse (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)

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makes 4 mousses

  • 200g blueberries
  • dash of water
  • juice of 1 and 1/2 lemons
  • 3 tbsps cornflour
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup dairy-free yogurt (I used Alpro Soya)

– Put the blueberries in a saucepan with the dash of water. Cook over a medium heat until the berries are soft and soupy. Strain into a bowl (or not if you like the fruit pieces)

– Using the same saucepan (no need to wash out) add the sugar, lemon juice and cornflour. Whisk over a low heat until smooth and lump free.

– Pour the blueberry โ€˜soupโ€™ back into the saucepan. Whisk over a medium heat until thick and jammy.

– Pour back into the bowl and place in a fridge to cool and set.

– Once cold, puree with a hand held blender until smooth.

– Whisk in the soya yogurt. Pour into four ramekins and chill. Decorate as desired.

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13 thoughts on “Blueberry and Lemon Mousse

  1. Looks tasty! Is the sugar purely for taste/sweetness or is it important to get it to thicken and whatnot? ๐Ÿ™‚

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