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Gluten Free Crimson Mousse Recipe

Every mother has said at some point,“No dessert until you finish your vegetables!” It can be tricky to get kids (or picky adults) to eat enough veggies, and desperate parents (or spouses) are often willing to try just about anything.

But what if your dessert actually contained those veggies and no one knew? Yes, it’s possible! Here is a sweet treat, gluten free crimson mousse recipe, for you and your family that is healthful and delicious, and no one will ever suspect it contains hidden vegetables.

We may very well need to change that common saying to, “Finish your dessert – and eat your veggies!”

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Gluten Free Crimson Mousse Recipe

Here is a sweet treat for you and your family that is healthful and delicious, and no one will ever suspect it contains hidden vegetables.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Ricki Heller


  • 1 medium beet peeled and diced (½ - ⅔ cup diced beet)
  • cup raw cashews dry
  • 1 12-ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cup xylitol or monk fruit sweetener coconut sugar is fine, but it will change the color
  • 15-25 drops liquid stevia if desired
  • Pinch of kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • Coconut whipped cream for topping if desired


  • Place the beets in a small pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and continue to simmer until extremely soft, 30-45 minutes. Drain (reserve liquid for soup or smoothies, if desired).
  • In a high-speed blender, blend the drained beets and remaining ingredients, except the xanthan gum, until very smooth. Scrape down the sides, as needed. (If you don’t have a high-speed blender, pour all ingredients except beets and xanthan gum into a standard blender, and blend until smooth. Add beets, blend again until perfectly smooth, then proceed.)
  • Add the xanthan gum and blend again for a few seconds, until incorporated. (If the mixture appears curdled with small white specks,the natural oils in the coconut milk have separated. If this happens, return the entire mixture to the pot and heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.)
  • Pour into a serving dish and chill until firm, at least 4 hours. Serve, topped with coconut whipped cream, if desired.


Boiling the beets helps to remove any trace of earthy flavor here. Don’t be tempted to bake the beets instead. Yes, their sweetness will increase, but so will the earthy taste – not advisable for dessert!


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Crimson Mousse Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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