Cherry Dessert

  • 300 grams (10.6 ounces) cherry puree
  • 13 grams (0.46 ounces, or approximately 3 teaspoons) gelatin


  • Planetary Mixer

    Essential for achieving that perfect airy texture. If you don't have one, a hand mixer works too—just be prepared for a bit more whipping time!

  • Saucepan

    Used to carefully bring your cherry puree and gelatin mixture to a near-boil. Remember, patience is key—do not let it boil!

  • Mold with Parchment Paper

    For setting your deliciously whipped mixture. Line your mold well and grease it to ensure an easy release.

  • Sharp Knife

    Grease with vegetable oil to make cutting the dessert clean and smooth.


Step 1

Step 1: You can make the cherry puree at home, or buy it ready-made. Tip: The thicker the puree, the better the consistency of the dessert.

Step 2

Step 2: Instead of cherries, you can use applesauce, strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, or currant puree, or even a mix to your taste.

Step 3

Step 3: Line the bottom and sides of the mold with parchment paper, and grease the parchment with vegetable oil using a brush. Tip: This helps the dessert release easily from the mold.

Step 4

Step 4: In a saucepan, mix the puree at room temperature with gelatin. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes to allow the gelatin to bloom.

Step 5

Step 5: Bring the mixture to a boil over low heat, but do not let it boil, stirring constantly until the gelatin dissolves completely. Tip: This step ensures the gelatin will properly set the dessert.

Step 6

Step 6: Transfer the mixture to the bowl of a planetary mixer and let it cool for about 10 minutes.

Step 7

Step 7: Start whipping at low speed, gradually increasing it. Whip until the mixture becomes airy and lighter in color, holding its shape. This process should take about 10 minutes. Tip: You can also use a hand mixer, but it might take a bit longer.

Step 8

Step 8: Transfer the whipped mixture to the mold lined with parchment paper. Place the mold in the fridge and let it set for about 3 hours.

Step 9

Step 9: Once set, cut the dessert with a sharp knife greased with vegetable oil. Tip: Oiling the knife helps you make clean cuts without sticking.


Imagine this: a sunny afternoon with friends and family gathered around, and a scrumptious cherry dessert as the centerpiece 🎉. Serve chilled, cut into elegant squares for an eye-catching presentation. For a truly luxurious experience, pair this airy delight with a side of fresh berries, whipped cream, or even a dollop of vanilla ice cream 🍦.

If you're feeling extra fancy, drizzle some chocolate sauce over these fluffy squares and garnish with mint leaves 🍫. Another fun idea is to spread a thin layer of your favorite berry jam on top before chilling—it's like a cherry surprise with every bite!

Hosting a party? This recipe doubles well! Serve a platter of these treats alongside a variety of other mini desserts for an irresistible dessert buffet. Your guests will keep coming back for more, and you might be surprised at how quickly they disappear! 🍒✨


Looking for gluten-free options? You're in luck! This recipe is already naturally gluten-free. Just double-check that your gelatin and any flavorings or add-ins are certified gluten-free to keep everything safe and delicious.

For a vegan twist, you can swap out the gelatin with agar-agar. Keep in mind that agar-agar works a bit differently: you'll need to boil the mixture for around 5 minutes to activate it properly. The texture might be slightly different, but it'll still be wonderfully airy and delightful. 🌱


  • Why is my mixture not whipping properly?

    Make sure your gelatin is fully dissolved before you start whipping. Also, ensure the mixture cools down for the recommended 10 minutes, as whipping a hot mixture can affect the final texture.

  • Can I use a different fruit puree?

    Absolutely! This recipe is versatile. Feel free to experiment with applesauce, strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, or even a mix of your favorite fruits.

  • How do I know when the mixture is fully whipped?

    You'll notice it becoming lighter in color and holding its shape well. It usually takes around 10 minutes with a planetary mixer, or slightly longer with a hand mixer.

  • Any tips for releasing the dessert from the mold?

    Greasing the parchment with vegetable oil really helps. When ready to cut, use a sharp knife greased with vegetable oil for cleaner edges.

  • Can I prepare this dessert ahead of time?

    Yes, this dessert keeps well in the fridge. Prepare it the day before your event to save time and ensure it's well-set and ready to serve.

  • How can I adjust the sweetness?

    If you prefer a sweeter dessert, you can add a bit of sugar or sweetener to the fruit puree before mixing it with gelatin. Taste and adjust to your preference!

Nutrition facts

Two-component cherry dessert
Recipe Yield:8 servings
Calories:100-120 kcal per serving
Calories (Min - Max):100 - 120
Total Fat:0.3g
Saturated Fat:0g
Total Carbohydrate:25g
Total Sugars:23g