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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Garnish:

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

Instructions

  • 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.

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Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

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