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strawberry mousse

Strawberry Mousse Recipe

Strawberry Mousse is made of fresh strawberries and cream, whipped together until light and airy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Strawberry Mousse
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 233kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup strawberry nectar juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 1/2 pounds strawberries divided
  • 8 tablespoons granulated sugar divided
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • fresh strawberries


  • Add the water and strawberry juice into a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin on top of it. Mix until combined and set aside for about 5 minutes for the gelatin to bloom.
  • Hull and chop 1 1/2 pounds of strawberries, add them to a large bowl and sprinkle with 4 tablespoons of sugar. Set aside for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add them to a food processor and pulse a few times until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream, vanilla. lemon juice, and powdered sugar to a large bowl. Using a hand mixer whip the mixture until stiff peaks form.
  • Give the bowl with gelatin a stir and melt in the microwave for about 30 seconds or just until the gelatin dissolves. Do NOT bring to a boil.
  • Pour the gelatin mixture into the pureed strawberries, stir well, and after that fold carefully into the whipped cream.
  • Chop the remaining pound of strawberries and sprinkle with 3-4 tablespoons of sugar. Mix and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Stir again the strawberries and place some into the bottom of each serving glass. Top with the mousse mixture.
  • Chill for about 4 hours in the refrigerator or until the mousse is set.
  • Garnish with the remaining chopped berries and more fresh homemade whipped cream.



  • The heavy cream must be VERY COLD, or it won’t whip up. 
  • Don’t boil your gelatin! Just very gently heat it up until dissolved.
  • This should be chilled for at least 4 hrs., or the dessert will end up runny.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 112mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 1mg