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Watermelon Mousse is a very light, refreshing, fruity, delicious dessert. Easy to make, its a perfect dessert to celebrate Valentine's Day or to enjoy for a romantic evening.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Valentine's Day
Cuisine International
Servings 4


  • 2 cups watermelon juice
  • ½ tbsp gelatin
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 10-15 fresh mint leaves
  • generous pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup cold fresh whipping cream

For Topping:

  • Grated Dark Chocolate


  • Add ½ cup watermelon juice into a heatproof bowl.
  • Sprinkle gelatin over it. Let it soak or bloom in the juice for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add mint leaves to the remaining juice and blend.
  • Add the sugar, salt and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Place the bowl with gelatin over hot water and mix well till the gelatin dissolves.
  • Add the dissolved gelatin mixture to the mint watermelon juice.
  • Stir well.
  • Whip the cold fresh cream till soft peaks form.
  • Add the whipped cream to the watermelon juice and whisk lightly till all the cream is incorporated into the juice mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into individual serving bowls.
  • Put it in the fridge to set. I left mine overnight.
  • Serve topped with grated chocolate.


  • Cut the watermelon into small tiny chunks before you process it in a liquidizer. The small pieces are easier to process without adding water.
  • Reduce or add sugar according to the natural sweetness of the watermelon.
  • Add ½ tsp ginger paste to the juice for a different flavour.
  • Adding salt, brings out the flavour of the watermelon.
  • If you want to use agar agar instead of gelatin replace it with 1 tbsp agar agar powder or 2 tbsp agar agar flakes.
  • The number of servings will depend on the size of bowls you use.
Keyword Watermelon Dessert, Watermelon Mousse Recipe