National Mousse Day
Celebrated on November 25th every year.
|2019||November 25||Monday||United States|
|2020||November 25||Wednesday||United States|
|2021||November 25||Thursday||United States|
Why National Mousse Day?
National Mousse Day is celebrated to appreciate the deliciousness of the smooth, creamy and airy French dish which complements any meal. Mousse is an incredibly light and ridiculously rich dish. ”Mousse” literally means foam in French. It is typically made with egg whites or cream. It can be light and airy or thick and creamy. It may be savory or sweet. Its taste is phenomenal. It is often served chilled, occasionally hot.
How to celebrate National Mousse Day?
- Post interesting facts of the Mousse and favorite recipes of the mousse on social media using hashtag #NationalMousseDay
- You can take your friends to a nearby pastry shop or a coffee shop and order mousse of their choice.
- You can try out new mousse recipes at home, and enjoy the creaminess of the mousse with family on this National Mousse Day.
- You can host a Mousse party with a wide array of Mousses from sweet to savory and invite friends and neighbors to celebrate National Mousse Day.
- Browse through the internet for restaurants in your city which are celebrating National Mousse Day. Visit any such restaurant with your family and enjoy the variety of Mousses. You can taste some exotic ones on this day.
- Here’s a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Mousse:
15 ounce can pure pumpkin(1 ¾)
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
¼ tsp cinnamon powder
¼ freshly grated nutmeg
3 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c. sweetened condensed milk
2c. cold heavy cream
Sour cream and crushed ginger biscuit for serving
– Combine pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and pinch of salt in a medium saucepan. Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently till dark in color and slightly thicker, about 5minutes.
– Remove from heat. Stir in cream cheese and vanilla until smooth and transfer to a bowl.
– Stir in condensed milk and let cool completely
– Using electric mixer, beat cream until medium peaks are formed. Fold in the cream cheese mixture and then spoon it into 4-ounce jars.
– Serve chilled with a dollop of sour cream and crushed ginger cookies.
Interesting Facts on National Mousse Day:
- Mousse has four components namely
– Base –commonly used are chocolate, passion fruit, chicken liver, salmon, etc.
– Binder – Egg white or gelatin
– Aerator- beaten egg white or whipped cream.
– Flavoring agent – maybe salt, pepper, herbs, etc for savory mousses and extracts, liqueurs for sweet mousses.
- Savory mousse dishes were invented by French in the 18th century, and dessert mousses in the second half of the 19th century.
- According to a record, chocolate mousse in the U.S. was introduced at a Food Exposition in New York City in 1892. But chocolate Mousse was known to the public in the 1930s.
- Mousses are mostly cold dishes, sometimes frozen. Sweet mousses are made from pureed fruit or juice and chocolate.
- Savory mousses can be both hot as well as cold. They are usually made from meat, chicken liver, fish, shellfish, foie grass, cheese, etc. They get the airy texture from the addition of beaten egg whites.
- A mousse can be used as an icing for a cake, filling for a tart or layer of shortbread or it can be simply enjoyed on its own.
- Nowadays vegan variety of mousses is also prepared and available. The vegan variety uses aquafaba (chickpea brine), cashew paste, avocadoes, etc. to substitute whipped egg whites.
History of Mousse Day:
The origin of National Mousse Day is unknown.