What do you do when you act like a lunatic at the farmer’s market and buy too many peaches?
Break out the bourbon.
I know! I know! I just made blueberry mousse like a week ago!
I couldn’t help it. Lisa was at our house and we were brewing beer. I made the blueberry mousse (maybe the beer kicked in?) and I had an epiphany.
Bourbon Peach Mousse. Yessssss! Lisa agreed!
Everything’s better with bourbon! Happy weekend, y’all!
Bourbon Peach Mousse
- 4 peaches pitted, peeled, and chopped
- 2-4 tablespoons bourbon
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup sour cream
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup heavy cream chilled
- Mint for garnish
Chill bowl of a stand mixer and the whisk attachment in the freezer for 20-30 minutes prior to whipping the cream
Reserve a couple of tablespoons of uncooked peaches for garnish, or reserve some after the next step
Combine peaches, bourbon, cinnamon, and sugar in a large bowl and let it hang out for about an hour at room temperature
Heat a skillet on medium high and add peach-bourbon mixture
Cook on medium high until bubbly, reduce heat and continue cooking until peaches are soft, 10-15 minutes
Remove from heat and cool to room temperature
Add heavy cream to the mixing bowl that has been chilling in the freezer and attach whisk
Whip cream on medium high until soft peaks form, 3-4 minutes
Transfer peach-bourbon mixture to the bowl of a food processor, add sour cream and cream cheese and puree until smooth
Add the peach mixture to the bowl with the whipped cream, fold gently to combine
Transfer the mouse to a zip top bag and cut a small piece off the corner
Pipe into dessert cups
Garnish with reserved peaches and mint, if desired
Adapted from Food & Wine July 2015
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Bourbon is the answer to all of life’s questions. 🙂 I LOVED your blueberry mousse, so Obvi I am toe-ts smitten with this peach and bourbon number! This will be devoured for breakfast soon. Because I do what I want. And eating this in the A.M, I definitely WANT to do that! Cheers my sweets! <3
Yessss! Bourbon to the rescue! Thanks so much! Bourbon. It’s not just for dinner. Do it!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
Step aside, chocolate, peach mousse is the thing of the future!
Ha! That’s awesome! Thanks Medha!
Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine
I’ve never had peach mousse before but am drooling TONS over these pics! And what an interesting combination of flavors. You got me really intrigued, my friend! Putting this on the menu for next week!
Thanks Olivia! If you love bourbon and peaches I think you’ll love this mousse!
I love love bourbon and adding it in my desserts & food is where I use it most of the time ha!! This looks so delicious and those sweet perfectly ripe peaches look divine!
Me too! Thanks Ami!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Mmm I’ve never had a peach mousse before, let alone one with bourbon. This sounds fantastic! Love the fresh flavors!
Thanks Gayle! I decided to give it a try and it was a win in our house!
Thao @ In Good Flavor
This sounds amazing, Rachelle! I really need some of this Labor Day weekend! Pinning.
Thanks Thao! I hope you like it! We sure did!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
Bourbon peach mousse?! This is brilliant . . well, bourbon anything really . . 🙂 love this!
Thanks Alice! Bourbon always works over here!
Another wonderful dessert in a cup! This mousse looks amazing! Love peaches!
Thanks Mira! I love a tiny dessert! I’m less dangerous that way. 🙂
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Bourbon peach mousse for real? Wow, wow, wow! This genius mousse is a showstopper my friend. Just loving it. Count me in for this delicious and beautiful treat! YUM! Happy weekend, Girl! 🙂
You are definitely the mousse queen these days! And you’ve always been awesome and putting bourbon where it can do happy things, and this is no exception. Such a great dessert!
I’ve been a little crazy and over the top with mousse lately. There are so many options and bourbon is always an option over here! Thanks friend!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
Love that you snuck some more bourbon in!:) This peach mousse looks amazing and perfect way to start the weekend!
I’m sneaky that way. Thanks Kelly!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
A perfect use for extra peaches! I think you are absolutely brilliant! Happy Friday!
Thanks so much, Kathy! If you can believe it, I still have MORE peaches! 🙂
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
What a great looking bite-sized dessert! It looks light and refreshing, with that great pop of peach flavor (oh, and who could forget the bourbon?) Not me! 🙂 Have a great weekend!
Peaches and bourbon = happy me! Thanks Kristi!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert
You are speaking my language! This peach mousse sounds wonderful!
Sarah | Broma Bakery
Oh girl. OH GIRL. Can I come over and brew beer and eat these, pleeease?
Yessssss! We can do all of these things!
allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
Dear Rachelle, Peach + Bourbon = Ultimate deliciousness. Yes — for adults only. Ha ha kids. Amazing dessert! We went peach picking in Vermont two weeks ago and everything on my blog was peaches for a week. What a glorious week it was!!!! Have an awesome long weekend!
Peach picking in Vermont? That sounds AMAZING!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel
Clearly I don’t make mousse enough! This looks so creamy — now I know what to do with those peaches in my fridge!
I’ve just discovered making mousse and totally going crazy with all the options!
Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom
My oh my, now this is a desert! Add a little bourbon and I’m one happy lady 🙂 Hope you have a great Labor Day weekend – I’m sure you’ll be enjoying some of that home brewed beer!
Thanks girl! I love me some home brew! I hope you had a great weekend!
Hahaha! You’re so funny… your solution to too many peaches!! Well it sure looks like you’ve created a wonderful recipe! Looks amazing! 🙂 …and I just posted a recipe with peaches!! I’m lovin peaches! lol
Thanks Cailee! I don’t know about you, but I sure am going to miss the peaches!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
This is why I have to keep myself from farmer’s markets, as I end up buying a huge amount of one thing and then never know what to do with it. I should have known that bourbon is always the answer 🙂
Dude, bourbon is ALWAYS the answer! 🙂
WHAT?!?!? Ha! Lets get a little TISPYYYYY as we suck down some delicious dessert!
I do love a drunk dessert! Then I don’t remember the calories! 🙂
Vineetha @ Mint and Mimosas
Mmmm! A bourbon mousse, and with peaches too, sounds phenomenal. This sounds soo good.
Manali @ CookWithManali
love these Rachelle, never had a peach mousse but sounds fantastic!
Manali – DO IT!
Emanuele @ guyslovecooking
Wow, those look so fresh…Great pict btw!
Thank you for your kind words, Emanuele!
Linda @ Veganosity
Oh my goodness, I need to make these vegan. They look incredible!
Oh my! Please share if you do! Me and my thighs could use the reduction in calories!
Katalina @ Peas and Peonies
Peaches and bourbon are the best combo ever and I love mousse, so creamy and delicious.
Peaches and bourbon are the BOMB!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods
I love any kind of mousse, so the more recipes the better! What a perfect way to use fresh peaches.
I’m totally loving mousse right now too, Keri! Thanks girl!
Savita @ ChefDeHome
Peach mousse is a delicious idea, Rachelle! LOVE the addition of bourbon!
Bourbon = yesssssss! Thanks Savita!
And I agree! Loving this creamy sweet late summer treat! Peach mousse with bourbon – why didn’t I think of that?! 🙂
Thanks Annie! I’m really digging the peaches right now! And bourbon is always a win!
Meagan @ The F&B Department
I, too, am guilty of overbuying peaches at the farmer’s market. I’m not guilty of overbuying bourbon, however, because there’s simply no such thing! Peaches and bourbon for life!!!
I’ll drink to that!