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Licorice mousse, an unusual dessert

liquorice mousse

Licorice mousse is a simple dessert to prepare, perfect for those who love the intense flavor of this root.

As you know by now, we love to experiment with even the most particular tastes and offer them to you. Licorice mousse is one of them and although it may seem unusual, we guarantee that licorice lovers will thank you. However, bear in mind that it is a particular flavor and not everyone may like it, so before trying your hand at the recipe, probe the terrain a bit.

Preparing this spoon dessert is really simple and just a few ingredients are needed: whipped cream, sugar and licorice. To then make it more full-bodied we used spreadable cheese but ricotta or mascarpone are also fine. So, have we intrigued you?

liquorice mousse
liquorice mousse

How to prepare the licorice mousse recipe

  1. First, make sure all the ingredients are cold when you assemble them. Combine the spreadable cheese, sugar and powdered licorice in a bowl and whip everything together with an electric whisk.
  2. On the side, always with the whisk, whip the cream very firm.
  3. Incorporate the latter into the previous compound, mixing at low speed with the whisk to avoid disassembling the compound.
  4. Distribute the licorice mousse into four bowls and accompany it with biscuits as desired.

You can find licorice root for sale in herbal stores and prepare the powder by blending it in a small food processor or coffee grinder. Do you love this root? Try preparing licorice liqueur , excellent to serve as a digestive.


The licorice mousse can be kept in the refrigerator for 2 days well covered in plastic wrap. You can also prepare it in advance and put it in a pastry bag, dressing it just before serving.

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