Indian Saffron Mousse





Introduction: Indian Saffron Mousse

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Saffron is the worlds most coveted spice, and for good reason. It adds intense and unrivaled flavor to any dish.
When you need a simple, yet sophisticated dessert,  follow this recipe for a lush and satisfying Indian treat!

Step 1: The Set Up


-2 cups whipping cream
-4 tablespoon powdered sugar
-1 tablespoon saffron
-1 tablespoon hot milk
- ½ tablespoon cardamom powder


-measuring cup / spoons
-metal mixing bowl
-hand mixer
-mortar and pestle

Step 2: Hot & Cold

First, toss a metal mixing bowl into the freezer, and chill your serving cups in the refrigerator.

Next, heat up a small pan for a minute or two, then when the pan is hot, turn the stove off. Heat the saffron in the pan for 30 - 45 seconds.

Step 3: Crush & Steep

Quickly remove the saffron from the pan and grind in a mortar and pestle. Place in a small cup. Microwave the milk for 10 seconds, and add it to the saffron. Set the cup aside.

Step 4: Mix It Up

Mix the cream in a chilled bowl with a hand mixer until it gets nice and thick... this may take a while. The cream should stick to the beater.  Add the rest of the ingredients, and beat for another minute.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Serve it up in the chilled cups, and garnish with Star Anise. (Ground or whole)




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    I made this just tonight and it was very good. I think in my next batch, I might add a bit more powdered sugar, but the saffron and the star anise really made for a nice combination of flavors. I will absolutely make this again.

    I don't have any cardamom or saffron to hand at the moment - do you think this is worth trying with MTR Badam Feast instead of those? (it contains those and has some sugar in it as well as bits of almond)

    No idea, but I hope you gave it a shot!

    It looks sooo good. I have to try it, after I've run out to buy saffron. :)

    wow... so pretty! And I bet it's yummy too :-)