Fluffy Strawberry Mousse, a delicious light and airy egg-free mousse using fresh strawberries. A great tasting easy recipe. Ideal for dessert, afternoon tea & parties. This is a wonderfully soft, fluffy, and creamy dessert, perfect for any occasion!
This dessert is ideal if you need to make ahead and serve at parties and celebrations. You can serve these in individual glasses like I have done or make up as part of a lovely trifle or to serve alongside some fresh fruit. It's very flexible so feel free to serve any way you like!
Should mousse have raw egg whites?
I have chosen to make this mousse egg-free. It is usual for a 'proper' mousse to use whipped raw egg whites to give it lightness, however, I know many people do not like to use raw eggs, so this is my version of an egg-free mousse!
What other fruits can I use to make a mousse?
You can also use other soft berries if you wish. Just stick to the quantities I have listed below and you will be fine.
So let's see how easy it is to make this fluffy strawberry mousse!
4 Hours refrigeration
14 fl oz or 390 ml fresh whipping cream
14 oz or 400 g of strawberries fresh or frozen
1 - 2 Tablespoons Icing sugar / powdered sugar to taste
2 Teaspoons Gelatin Powder
2 Tablespoons water
Hold back a couple of nice shaped strawberries for the garnish if you wish
You can also use frozen fruits, simply allow to defrost on some kitchen paper to remove as much excess moisture, and carry on with the recipe below.
1. In a cup, add the gelatin and tablespoon of water and heat in the microwave for 10 - 15 seconds until dissolved. Give it a stir and set aside.
2. Puree the washed strawberries and place in a mixing bowl and add the dissolved gelatin. Give it a good stir. Taste the strawberry mixture and add as much powdered sugar as you wish. I only added 1 ½ tablespoons as my strawberries were already sweet.
3. Whip up the cream until semi stiff. Do not over whip as it will be too stiff.
Then add the cream to the strawberry mix and gently combine so you don't knock out the air.
4. Transfer the mousse in to serving bowls and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 4 hours. Serve as it is or with some delicious Shortbread Cookies
If you'd like to make a variety of mousse to serve for a party, check out this delicious easy lemon mousse recipe!
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Fluffy Strawberry Mousse
Fluffy Strawberry Mousse, a delicious light and airy egg-free mousse using fresh strawberries. A great tasting easy recipe. Ideal for dessert, afternoon tea & parties
- 14 oz fl or 390 ml fresh whipping cream
- 14 oz or 400 g of strawberries fresh or frozen
- 1 - 2 Tablespoons Icing sugar / powdered sugar to taste
- 2 Teaspoons Gelatin Powder
- 2 Tablespoons water
- In a cup, add the gelatin and tablespoon of water and heat in the microwave for 10 - 15 seconds until dissolved. Give it a stir and set aside.
- Puree the washed strawberries and place in a mixing bowl and add the dissolved gelatin. Give it a good stir. Taste the strawberry mixture and add as much powdered sugar as you wish. I only added 1 ½ tablespoons as my strawberries were already sweet.
- Whip up the cream until semi stiff. Do not over whip as it will be too stiff. Then add the cream to the strawberry mix and gently combine so you don't knock out the air.
- Transfer the mousse in to serving bowls and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 4 hours. Serve as it is or see below for some serving ideas.
Time includes refrigeration
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate
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Can I keep it in freezer to use later? If so, how long can I keep it in freezer?
Hi Ana, no, this isn’t for freezing as it has fresh dairy
Could I put this in a cake and leave the cake out for a few hours?
Hi Yvonne, if it’s cool, yes. But I would suggest keeping it refrigerated until the last minute. When you make the mousse, make sure it is stiff enough to hold the top cake layer, if not, add some extra gelatin so it will be strong enough to hold.
Made this mousse but used raspberries instead of strawberries. Very easy to make and l loved the lightness of the mousse. Will make again for sure
Can this mousse be put in cup cakes?
Hi Nancy, I haven’t tried putting it in cupcakes so I can’t be sure it would work as this mouse is very light and fluffy so I’m not sure it would hold. The only thing I can suggest is to make the mousse and see what you think. It does firm up quite a bit over night in the refrigerator, so I am thinking perhaps if you did want to use it for piping on to the top of cupcakes you could do that the following day?
I put it in silicone cup cake molds. As the molds release easily the mouse looked amazing
How long will this keep in the fridge?
Hi Brenda, it’s best served after a couple of hours chill time but I wouldn’t suggest any longer than a day because it may go too hard and it should be nice and fluffy soft! Hope that helps!
If you are using fresh strawberries, you need quite a bit of sugar or your mousse will be almost flavorless. Guess how I found this out! My choice would be to use frozen sweetened berries.
Hi Gigi, I always advise to taste the fruit as you are using it for sweetness. Fresh strawberries do vary hugely in their sweetness that’s for sure!
It looks great and seems like easy! Nice recipe.