Strawberry Mousse

Do you remember how desperately we were waiting for summer to arrive and here we are, almost ready to say goodbye to this beautiful season. The year is flying by in a crazy speed I am trying my best to run along with it as much possible.

Weekend is right ahead of us and this is the last long weekend before summer ends. Do you guys have any special plans, like grilling or may be playing in the beach?

We are heading off to visit the National Parks in Utah and to get lost in the rocky mountains, rugged canyons and tumbling rivers. I am not much of a hiker but there will be some hiking, a lot of walking and not to mention all the clicking! Can you hear the excitement in my voice? 🙂

We have everything sorted and planned and now, the only thing left is to forget laptop and cell phone for a while and enjoy the nature.

We would be gone for few days and during this time I will not be able to visit your blog, but I promise to do that as soon as I am back. I am hoping to come back with lots of  photos and stories of how much huffing and puffing happened while walking in the heat around the park 🙂

This summer, I ate more berries than I have ever eaten in my entire life. It was in my shopping list almost every time. Few days back, I bought some strawberries to try it with red wine vinegar but then realized Arvind would not like it as much. Hence, I made the mousse.. who can say No to mousse, right? I did not want to give up on my previous option and so, topped the mousse with some more strawberries dipped in red wine vinegar. It was delicious, comforting and perfect for the warm weather.

What I loved most about this mousse was the gorgeous pink color, such pretty pink with that shiny red strawberry slices on top!

Do let me know how was your long weekend and now, I am off to finish my packing. Sending you hugs and wishes on this Labor Day.. have fun and stay safe 🙂

Strawberry Mousse

Serving Size: 6

Strawberry Mousse

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, plus 3-4 extra for garnish
  • 2 tbs gelatin
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 cups water

Directions

  • Slice the strawberries being used for garnish, dip them in red wine vinegar and keep them in the refrigerator.
  • Cut the remaining strawberries in half and blend it to form a puree.
  • Pour the puree into a deep pan and bring the heat to medium high.
  • Cook it for about few minutes and add the water.
  • Next, add the gelatin, stir and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Keep it aside and let it cool.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the whip cream until it's firm.
  • Fold the cream to the strawberry puree slowly until it's mixed properly.
  • Pour it in a ramekin or bowl or glass and refrigerate it for about 4 hours.
  • Garnish it with the sliced strawberries (dipped in red wine vinegar) and serve.
  • Enjoy 🙂
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Grishma says:

Yummmy it looks! Can I grab one ramekin from screen n enjoy it? hahha Good work 🙂

sayantani says:

beautiful recipe. I once made it with bottled strawberry puree and it tasted great. I can imagine how good it would taste with fresh berries.

I love the color..it is a beautiful shade of pink!
looks like you are having a gorgeous weekend planned
can’t wait for the pictures

OMG! I love the colour 🙂 Those strawberries look so juicy and sweet!

This sounds wonderful. I always forget about mousse when I’m thinking of fruit desserts. Yours are lovely. Thanks for the reminder!

mmm…the mousse looks really pretty, dreamy and tasty!

Kalyani says:

looks so tempting and yummy … wonderful clicks … happy to follow u …….

Soma says:

the last shot is beautiful and personal! a lovely mousse.. i am kinda waiting for this texas summer to end but not the fruits and berries.

Suzi says:

Looks beautiful! Enjoy your time in Utah and see you when you get back.
Suzi

Getting back to nature will be fun! I am looking forward to seeing some lovely pictures when you get back.
The mousse looks so refreshing, how I would love some strawberries right now.Yum!

rinku says:

I love strawberry mousse. This looks so tempting!

Enjoy your trip away…I love any kind of mousse (that’s the kid in me!). I cannot wait for strawberry season to begin and make this.

Reem says:

Have a wonderful trip dear…
I am in love with this post and breathtaking pictures…..
Delicious….
I”ll be dreaming about this the whole long weekend 😉

Janice says:

Great recipe! Beautiful pictures!

peachkins says:

strawberry is my favorite fruit. This mousse looks gorgeous!

Your mousse looks so delicious! I love the photos of your fresh strawberries as well. I’m upset that I haven’t been getting your blog’s updates. Grrr…

pink and beautiful
kankana this is a deliciously done dessert 🙂

Priya says:

Would so love to have another cup on a hot day like today! I’ve tasted this and its soooo yummy!

Liz says:

I can’t believe I’ve never made strawberry mousse! SO beautiful!!! A must try recipe…thank you!

Julie says:

Wow..yummy mousse.. I too love strawberries a lot, I too made the pine apple mousse topped with strawberries..superb clicks too!!
Thanx for visiting my blog n leaving ur sweet comments ..
Have a great weekend!!!

Mythreyi says:

Only Tried Mousse with Chocolate so far. This looks wonderful and we can eat with out guilt with the excuse of fruit serving in it.. Missing the Romantic Fruit here in BLR.

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

tigerfish says:

Have a good trip! I enjoy hiking in good weather anytime. Hiking in Utah must be exciting and interesting too 🙂

Ann says:

The strawberry mousse is beautiful and I hope you have a GREAT weekend hiking! See you when you get back!

This mousse is so pretty in pink. Love it.

Mallika says:

It’s morning here… and you are tempting me with kind of a decadent dessert. Boy! It looks gorgeous!

So pretty and perfectly done!

Hi kankana, I’ve never made mousse before and my kids would love it! I’m going to try this soon. Your pictures and blog are beautiful. Have a wonderful trip! Jenny

Simone says:

Have a great trip and looking forward to seeing the photos! I love your blog! The photos are absolutely stunning. And this particular mousse looks delicious. Unfortunately we had a really bad (read wet) summer here so it was hard being in a summer mood, but this mousse would do the trick for me.

Kala says:

These photos are just fabulous – that mousse looks and sounds delicious.

Sissi says:

I make a very similar strawberry mousse, but with low-fat cream cheese. The use of vinegar sounds very interesting and delicious! Have a great time!

deeksha says:

Lovely mousse! Looks fantastic.

Oh wow, I have to make this now… they look deadly! Nice pictures…

Ameena says:

I’m wish you loads of luck in the mountains of Utah…I am not much of a hiker so I know what a stressful situation such a trip can be! But I think you will come through with flying colors. And if not, well you always have a lovely mousse to come back too!

Neither i’m a hiking person done it only once, can say i was drained out. You enjoy my girl clicking all pic, looking fwd to see them. Mousse you already know how much i loved it. And warmness in that pic is gone it is gorgeous! Happy weekend :))

Wow, absolutely great thing to enjoy and relax in such a beautifull place in Utah! Enjoy, Kankana!!
This mousse is tempting me so much! I loved going through these pink photographs…absolutely stunning! The recipe is great, too! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle O says:

This is so pretty. Looks delicious too. I want to frame of these and hang them in my kitchen!

What a refreshing and gorgeous treat to say goodbye to Summer with! Thanks for sharing.

Candace says:

Your strawberry mousse looks fantastic! Oh, how I would love to try that right now! Have a great weekend!

Deepa says:

Lovely looking clicks of Strawberry Mousse. Wonderful recipe.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

sarah says:

What a lovely recipe and a lovely way to close out the summer… even though I’m not quite ready to accept that this might be our last nice weekend. Hope you are having a lovely time in Utah- hope to see pictures here!!

athena says:

oooh, these look divine (i bet they tasted great too). such pretty styling with the colorful dot napkins. have fun at the national park in utah — we went to yosemite a few weeks ago and loved it! (p.s. there is another food photo workshop in sf happening this month if you are still interested; check out the digital media playground site 🙂

Hi Kankana, What a beautiful mousse! I hope you have a lovely time in Utah and really enjoy all the huffing and puffing. Also congrats on the Foodbuzz top 9, well deserved.

beautiful dish and presentation! Love this

delicious dessert! congrats on top 9 kankana!

Shilpa says:

Beautiful photography and a wonderful recipe….I love both strawberry and chocolate mousse…I hope you are having a great weekend…I am just back from India after a fantastic 3 week holiday and ready for work tomorrow (Not!)

Looking forward to some more pics of your weekend away and of course another recipe….

This looks like such a refreshing mousse! Hope you’re having a great time and taking lots of great photos in the mountains.

The mousse looks ravishing! Lovely colors too. Hope you are enjoying your trip. We just wrapped up our summer with a hiking-waterfall chasing-trekking trip to Northern CA and Oregon, its so lovely outside at this time of the year.

Sandra says:

Congratulations on Today’s Top 9, hope you’re having a fun weekend!

Love the colors and love the recipe.

Beautiful Summer colors,girl! This mousse looks absolutely delectable– Love the National Parks in Utah…Breath-taking 🙂 Hope you have lots of fun!!!

BTW, In this part of the world summer is just starting. And I’m planning to grow my own beetroots 🙂

Hugs,

Aldy.

Manu says:

This mousse looks and sounds delicious! I love the pink colour!
Hope you are having a great time in Utah! Can’t wait to see your pictures!!

nisha says:

i totally suck at making anything with gelatin 🙁
The pink colour is to die for and speaking about the weather…its autumn this side of the world already..i can see the leaves changing colour and the rains have become part of our lives again..sigh!

Kelly says:

So great! the red wine vinegar must add wonderful depth.

Joanne says:

Berries have been especially delicious this summer, so I can see why you’ve become addicted to them. This mousse looks fabulous! Creamy dreamy delicious. I hope you have a fun trip this weekend!

Eftychia says:

I have a similar recipe in my blog. I am impressed with the addition of the red win vinegar in this recipe. I guess it must be very tasty!

aipi says:

Desserts are often associated with romance and this one is high up there ~ such a pretty color!
USMasala

Yes, I couldn’t wait for the summer to end and now that it has, I’m kinda sad. The year is just flying by and I can’t make it slow down!!

Your strawberry mouse is so pretty – a perfect snack to wind down before a long weekend, which also flew by!!

Spandana says:

I am in love with the pictures…. love the color and the presentation.

It’s worth skipping the main course for the dessert! Love the pink!

Rosa says:

A beautiful dessert! Those mousses look so delightful. Lovely clicks.

Cheers,

Rosa

Just perfect as always..you my dear never disappoint!!! Love your photos!!

Vandya says:

Drool worthy mousse. I just made strawberry smoothie…should have read your recipe before. Anyway, will buy strawberries again for your recipe.

I hope you had a wonderful trip to Utah and I can’t wait to see your gorgeous pictures of nature. I’m a nature person, um maybe “used to be” a nature person but not much after kids were born. I’m envious and can’t wait to see the photos. This strawberry mousse is so easy to make and what a lovely pink color! I still see some strawberries in stores and I’ll see if I can get good one, and if so I’m going to try this!

Deborah says:

This looks so delicious – and perfect since my in-laws keep giving us strawberries from their garden!

I live in Utah and don’t take advantage of the parks enough. I can’t wait to see pictures!

wow, beautiful mousse, love the colour and amazing clicks..thanx a lot for the visit to my space..

Kalyan says:

Ummm…yummy…my mouth is just watering now with this lovely looking fresh mousse…tempting clicks!

Mai says:

this looks sooo divine!!! I’m so looking forward to fall 🙂

Yum Yum Yum, beautiful and light and just simply YUM! I only wish I had this right now while i am typing this comment. Your pictures speak a million words girl. Just delicious

Divya says:

Looks delicious! Have a great trip!

Juliana says:

Wow, the strawberry mousse looks so delicate…love the color and the flavors…beautiful pictures as always…have fun and enjoy your week 🙂

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Tiffany says:

So elegant! And a great way to use the last of the season’s strawberries!

stunning sweet treat !! love the pics!! a great way to end the summer!

Vijitha says:

Perfect mousse to bid farewell to summer. Enjoy as such berries as you can.

Kimberley says:

Sounds just like my trip. 🙂 Hope it was grand – sorry for not responding with things to do at night, but since we camped when there I didn’t really have any suggestions. 🙂

That seriously got me running for a mousse. I love mousse’s velvety and greek yogurty like texture. So creamy and decadent 🙂

Pretty in pink! Lovely clicks K! Hope you’ll be back with tons of pictures for us.

I hope you had a lovely time on your trip. You’re right summer has just flown by hasn’t it? I’m not quite ready to let it go so soon!

Light and refreshing. Your presentation in the wine glasses and ramekins are beautiful!

i have been eating a lot of berries this summer also, but your mousse is sure making me hungry! Looks amazing Kankana!!!

Such a fab color! The photos are dream like Kankana..

Alpana says:

Looks so refreshing & with the awesome pics feel like grabbing a glass from the screen.
Thanks for sharing.

Shabs says:

Oh my !! The pics are lovely and the dessert looks gorgeous , I have to make this one coz I LOVE strawberries .

This is a beautiful dessert – your recipes are all fantastic 🙂

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