Gingerbread chocolate cherry mousse – paleo

jelly mousse

Officially addicted. 

Since Verena introduced me to her jelly mousse, there is hardly a day without eating one. I’ve already tried a lot of different variations but recently I’m in love with this one. This jelly mousse is not only fluff porn when it comes to consistency, it is also a great lower calorie snack option and full of health benefits.

Tart cherries are high in vitamins and are especially great after a workout because they reduce muscle damage due to numerous antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. There is also research that shows that cherries seem to speed up the recovery of muscle function.

The collagen of gelatin is great for your bone structure, your joints, healthy and glowing skin and hair, helps to strengthen your nails and is good for your gut!

When speaking about gelatin, I don’t mean your conventional store bought gelatin made of poor pig bones. This kind of gelatin is not only not very ethnical to use but also loaded with antibiotics and hormones. A product you better avoid! 

I recommend investing in a gras-fed and hormone free beef gelatin (like the one from Great Lakes*).

Unfortunately, this recipe doesn’t work as well with agar agar. The consistency doesn’t get fluffy and like a jelly mousse at all. It reminded me more of a pana cotta. You can still try using agar agar as a vegan option but don’t blame me if it doesn’t turn out good.

Gingerbread chocolate cherry mousse

Servings 1 bowl
Calories 120 kcal


  • 12 g gelatin/Gelatine
  • 120 ml almond milk
  • 100 ml boiled water/gekochtes Wasser
  • 5 g raw cacao/Rohkakao
  • gingerbread spice/Lebkuchengewürz
  • vanilla/Vanille
  • 100 g frozen tart cherries/TK Sauerkirschen
  • sweetener of choice/Süße nach Wahl


  1. Mix boiled water, spices, sweetener and almond milk in a food processor until smooth. (You can also heat up the ingredients in a pan but using boiled water works fine and saves some time.)/Das kochende Wasser mit Gewürzen, Gelatine und Süße mit Mandelmilch in einen Standmixer füllen und mixen. (Du kannst die Zutaten auch in einem Topf kurz erhitzen, das gekochte Wasser ist aber eine schnellere Lösung mit dem selben Ergebnis.)

  2. Add frozen cherries and mix again until smooth. Fill into a bowl and put into the freedge until a firm mousse./Die gefrorenen Kirschen dazugeben und kurz mixen. In eine Schüssel füllen und in den Kühlschrank stellen bis das Mousse fest ist.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information/Nährwerte:

120 calories

9,5g c I 14,5g p I 2,2g f

Products I recommend:

gras-fed gelatin/grasgefütterte Rindergelatine*

raw cacao/Rohkakao*

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