Citrus Espuma Foam on Fresh Strawberries

Last Updated on December 21, 2019 by Ellen Christian

Have you ever tried a citrus espuma foam? I love light and airy desserts in the summertime especially if they are loaded with fresh fruit.  I rarely eat heavy desserts like cakes once the warmer weather has arrived. Generally, I don’t want to heat up the oven baking a dessert when it’s already hot outside.  Keep reading for my citrus and strawberry foam recipe.

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Citrus Espuma Foam on Fresh Strawberries

Citrus and Strawberry Foam Recipe

 I recently had the chance to try a Culinary Whipper from Espuma is a Spanish word that means foam.  You can make a light airy foam called an espuma with the use of a siphon bottle or culinary whipper. Loosely translated, this is a strawberry foam recipe.

This citrus and strawberry foam recipe makes the perfect light and healthy summer dessert. It requires only a few simple fresh ingredients to make a dessert that is both impressive and delicious. Guests will think you spent a lot of money and time making this. But, really after you invest in the culinary whipper, your expense for each individual foam recipe is very minimal.

Molecular gastronomy foam recipes

The Siphon R-Evolution kit from Molecule-R has everything that you need to create mousses, whipped creams, espumas (like this strawberry foam reciupe), and more. It includes the culinary whipper or siphon. It also includes the N20 gas cartridges, gelatin, agar agar, xanthan gum, decorative nozzles, the cleaning device, and 10-recipe booklet.   The kit includes five sachets of all three different additives. Plus, it has five N20 canisters. When you need more additives or canisters, you can purchase them from the site directly.  Once the N20 canisters are empty, they can be recycled.

Espuma foam

I was quite surprised to see how easy it is to use the siphon to make this citrus and strawberry foam recipe.  I had expected it to be quite difficult. These desserts sound so exotic to me.

The step-by-step directions included with the product make it very easy to create a variety of recipes.  I had no idea that there were actually espumas that were not desserts.  I learned that I can make a Parmesan Espuma and even a Caesar Salad Espuma or a tomato foam. So, I can’t wait to try another recipe.

Espuma foam recipe

What is Molecule-R?

Molecule-R offers a variety of different products that will let you learn all about molecular gastronomy.  Then, you’ll understand the science behind this citrus and strawberry foam recipe. So, if you’re not familiar with the term:

You can define molecular gastronomy as the fusion of food science and culinary arts. New technologies and natural texturing agents can now be used to deconstruct any dishes and cocktails. This lets you serve mojito bubbles and martini bites. Or try balsamic vinegar pearls and chocolate spaghettis.

If you’re looking for a way to wow your guests this summer, you definitely need to pick up the Siphon R-Evolution kit. And, you can find it on Amazon. You won’t believe how easy it is to make this citrus and strawberry foam recipe.

Espuma foam

More molecular gastronomy foam recipes

If you’ve enjoyed this citrus and strawberry foam recipe, why not try something a little bit different. Here are a few different types of foam recipes you can try.

  • This lemon foam recipe should be prepared right before serving. It has a velvety appearance but won’t hold a peak.
  • This creamy fresh basil foam is perfect to top your homemade tomato soup. You will need one pound of fresh basil to start.
  • Why not try this white tomato foam to top your next seafood dish. Or, serve it as a soup for a delicious summer recipe.

More recipes to try 

If you love this citrus and strawberry foam recipe, here are a few more ideas. For more delicious strawberry recipes, why not learn how to make my Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie. Or, try this delicious strawberry galette. If you want to understand more science in the kitchen, why not try my hollandaise sauce recipe.

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Citrus Espuma Foam on Fresh Strawberries

Citrus Espuma Foam on Fresh Strawberries

Citrus espuma foam on fresh strawberries

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 29 minutes


  • 1 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • fresh strawberries
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1 sachet (4g) gelatin
  • 1 N20 gas cartridge
  • whipped cream to top


  1. In a blender, mix the orange juice with the sugar and gradually incorporate the gelatin.
  2. On low heat, reduce preparation by half.
  3. Add the lemon juice.
  4. Gradually add the cream.
  5. Pour contents into the Culinary Whipper; load the N20 cartridge and set aside in the fridge for 2 hours.
  6. Shake five seconds and serve over fresh strawberries.
  7. Top with whipped cream.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 826Total Fat: 73gSaturated Fat: 46gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 227mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 34gProtein: 8g

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39 thoughts on “Citrus Espuma Foam on Fresh Strawberries”

  1. I've never heard of a "citrus espuma" before? But this sounds absolutely delish! I'm excited to try something so different - thank you!
  2. I have never had a dessert like this but this looks amazing. Spring hasn't shown up yet, and I am DYING for fresh fruit over here.
  3. That thing looks AWESOME! I love making my own whipping cream and this would make it so much simplier. I've never seen a kitchen device like that and I love it. 
  4. I think this recipe looks like it would be so much fun to make and such a great treat whether fixing it for just the family or for guests.
  5. I have never had a foam before. Your recipes are the best so I know this one must be great too.  Thanks for letting us know about the culinary whipper, i had never heard of that either. 
  6. I bet that tastes as good as it looks! I love dipping fruit in yogurt and whipped cream, espuma sounds like the best of both. I have not heard of it before and now I want to try it!
    • It was really good... somewhat lighter than whipped cream or yogurt and not quite so sweet. Just perfect with fresh strawberries.
  7. I'm not a fan of whipped cream but that looks so yummy because I love strawberries! I think I'll try this for my mother though, she would love it as a nice healthy snack!
    • It's definitely not the same as whipped cream. It's lighter and more airy and the citrus gives it just the right taste.
  8. This looks so yummy!  Didn't know that you could use the device for anything other than whipped cream.  Getting mine out to try new things!

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