Hibiscus Mousse

I am quite sure that you could adapt this recipe for hibiscus mousse to make use of any edible dried flowers that you have to hand. Use your judgement if you use an alternative as to how much you add for the infusion.

Hibiscus Mousse With Hibiscus Syrup, Fresh Berries And Blueberry Meringues
Hibiscus Mousse With Hibiscus Syrup, Fresh Berries And Blueberry Meringues

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Robbie recently wrote a blog post about learning to write. In it she recalls with delight when she learnt to read. For as long as I can remember I have been able to read. This is not something I ever struggled with and by the time I went to Grade I it was a skill I had mastered. My first memory of learning to write was at nursery school. We had a book where we had to join the dots to form numbers. I battled to get the number 8 to look correct. In fact, to this day I prefer to form the number by making two circles, one on top of the other. I had to learn to write three times! The first time was with my right hand as I am naturally right-handed.

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I had pretty good handwriting by the time I finished Grade I and before I was paralysed. Then, after my accident I had to learn to write with my left hand. My handwriting was never perfect with my left hand, but it was legible. And, I can still manage to write left-handed today, albeit slowly. Once I had regained the use of my right arm I had to learn to write again. Learning new skills is always a challenge. I have ended up with a lot of powdered gelatine, and I am working out how to get the right set from it. This is how I ended up making a hibiscus mousse. My intention was to make a panna cotta, but the set was just a bit too firm.

Hibiscus Mousse With Hibiscus Syrup, Fresh Berries And Blueberry Meringues

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Hibiscus Mousse

This hibiscus mousse has the most amazing colour and is full of flavour
Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 4 people
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from From Nature To Plate page 140


  • 400 mls whipping cream
  • 100 mls milk
  • 60 g fructose
  • 15 g dried hibiscus flowers
  • 3 g powdered gelatine


  • Place the cream, milk and fructose into a sauce pan
  • Stir and add the flowers
  • Heat over a medium temperature until just boiling
  • Set aside to infuse for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Stir in the gelatine, ensuring it is completely dissolved
  • Pass through a sieve, into a lipped jug
  • Pour the liquid into 4 dariole moulds *
  • Place into the fridge to set for at least 2 hours

To serve

  • Remove from the fridge and place the mould, upside-down into a bowl
  • Briefly heat the mould using a blow torch and then remove **


* lightly grease them if they are not non-stick
** if you don't have a blow torch, quickly dip the moulds into hot water before inverting


Serving: 4g
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11 thoughts on “Hibiscus Mousse

  1. What a lovely dessert Tandy! So well presented. Writing & reading are both huuuuge topics at our house now. Children in the U.S. are primarily only taught how to print. So learning cursive is a big deal. I’m trying to teach my daughter cursive at home since the schools in my modest opinion are not doing students any favors. I can’t imagine not being able to write in cursive, let alone the fact they can’t read it!

  2. 5 stars
    How cool! I have dried rose petals, I wonder if I could use those? This dessert looks fine dining 🙂

  3. 4 stars
    Hi, Tandy.

    I can’t imagine learning to write again for nth time. You are a very strong woman, Tandy. Your hibiscus mousse really looks very tasty. Did you make this recipe?

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