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Elderflower, raspberry and lime mousse pots

This time of year sees such a wonderful bounty of natural ingredients springing up all over the place.

One of these is the truly summery flavour of elderflower. Our head of marketing, Emily, has spent many happy hours collecting bunches of this fragrant blossom to create homemade elderflower champagne. With this is mind she has put together a simple recipe using all vegan ingredients and including one of her all time favourites aquafaba.

Read on for how to create these little pots of sunshine and see how easy it is to whip up a delicious dessert from a tin of chickpeas, at only 88 calories per serving its got to be worth a go.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Time: 3 hour(s) 0 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 88
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Sugar alternatives
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Ingredients

For the elderflower mousse

  • liquid left from 1 tin of chickpeas (about 120ml)
  • 60 grams xylitol
  • 100 grams raspberries
  • 2.5 tbsp elderflower syrup
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2tsp agar agar powder

Instructions

Step 1:

For this recipe I always start the night before by draining the liquid from the chickpeas and storing a sealed tub in the fridge overnight. The following morning, remove from the fridge and place in a mixing bowl. Using an electric hand whisk beat the aquafaba until you begin to get soft peaks forming, very much like if you were making meringues.

Step 2:

Add the xylitol gradually to this mixture whilst continuing to whisk, until you get shiny stiff peaks forming, you could even try holding the bowl upside down over your head if you are brave enough…

Step 3:

In a saucepan add the elderflower syrup, juice of half the lime plus some of the grated peel, and most of the raspberries (leave a few back for decoration). Heat this mixture till the raspberries break down a bit and then add the agar agar powder. Simmer a short while longer making sure the powder has fully dissolved and then remove from the heat.

Step 4:

Let cool slightly then fold gently into the aquafaba mixture. Take a small jar or glass add generous helping of your elderflower, raspberry, and lime mousse then decorate with a few remaining raspberries. Place in the fridge to allow to set for a good few hours before serving.

Enjoy x

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