National Mousse Day is celebrated in the USA on November 30th. A delicious holiday created especially for those who love an airy and delicate dessert. I’m sure you’ll be salivating just thinking about it! This date is ideal for enjoying mousse.
The history of mousse began in France. The French are very proud of this dessert as it is easy to find in almost all establishments. It dates back to 1894, when it was made from whipped cream, gelatin, vegetable, or fish ingredients.
In 1900, the popular French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec came up with the idea of whipping chocolate and egg whites together. Initially, this mixture was called “chocolate mayonnaise”, and then it changed to the current name. In 1977, white chocolate mousse was made in America for the first time and it quickly won the hearts of people!
Throughout the 20th century, mousse gained popularity and was used everywhere. The recipe changed over time with the addition of sugar, cream, butter, and new flavors to the chocolate base. This is high confectionery art!
- Mousse cakes are now popular – multi-layered creations of mousse, biscuit, and filling.
- Translated from French, the name translates as “foam”.
- In the Toulouse-Lautrec family, constant feasts with chic dishes were accepted, which is probably why he had a craving for culinary experiments.
How to take part
On National Mousse Day, make your favorite mousse recipe – there are plenty of recipes to choose from. Invite your friends and organize a party. Alternatively, you can go to a cafe and order an unusual dessert – try new variations and compare their taste.
When is National Mousse Day celebrated in 2023?
National Mousse Day is observed on November 30 each year.