Strawberry Mousse – luscious, fluffy, light and creamy, this is one of the easiest desserts to make.
Strawberry season is almost over, so it is the best time to use the abundance of ripe fresh strawberries. Not to ruin their exquisite taste by cooking or baking, the best thing is to turn them into a rich and airy no bake dessert.
Strawberry Mousse is one of the easiest desserts to make, and yet it is such a treat. Luscious and fluffy, light and creamy, all at the same time.
Pureed strawberries, whipping cream, gelatin and natural flavors from vanilla, lemon juice and zest are combined to create these pretty dessert cups.
TIP 1: If you substitute sugar for sweetener, like I did in this recipe, you will get low-carb, diabetic friendly delight.
TIP 2: Even though you will get the best results with fresh strawberries, you can use frozen ones, too. Be sure to thaw them before starting this recipe.
- 2 teaspoons powdered gelatin
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 2 cups (250g) pureed strawberries
- sweetener equal to 50g (1/4 cup) sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3/4 cup (200ml) whipping cream
In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and set aside for about 10 minutes.
Puree the strawberries with sweetener, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice.
Transfer the puree in a saucepan and heat over medium heat just until hot. Add gelatin and stir until it is melted. Remove from heat and let mixture cool to a room temperature.
Whip the cream till it just begins to hold soft peaks and carefully fold into the strawberry mixture. Pour into serving glasses and chill for 4 hours.
This recipe was first published at: May 22, 2013
Wonderful dessert! Looks just lovely!
I think it looks delicious. I am a bit disappointed with the ingredients. Gelatin is not a typical vegetarian option and I do not think substituting sugar for a sweetner like equal is good for anyone. I think its a great concept but it would be nice to see healthy vegetarian recipes posted on a veg site 🙂 thanks I have tried others recipes and enjoyed them.
I am sorry, I didn’t know that gelatin is not acceptable for vegetarians. I knew that vegans wouldn’t eat it, but since vegetarians eat eggs and cheese, I thought this would be OK. I am not a vegetarian and this is not a vegetarian site, so I’m not familiar with every little detail of their diet. Next time I’ll be more careful about that. As I have already explained to another commenter on this blog, I avoid suggesting people which specific sweetener to use because some prefer Stevia, others like Splenda or xylitol or maltitol or even artificial sweeteners. That… Read more »
Gelatin is collagen made from boiled parts of cows and pigs.
Hi, I am dairy free so what could I use instead of the whipping cream please? I have 2 punnets of strawberries just waiting for this recipe. Thanks
You can use Coconut Whipped Cream or any other vegan whipped topping.