Strawberry Mousse

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Throwing some spring vibe with this Strawberry mousse. Super easy to make and needs just 4 key Ingredients. It’s EGG_FREE! It’s one of my favorite dessert to prepare and serve for any occasion.

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Two strawberry recipes back to back, you can say how much I like this fruit. With the weather getting little warm, I wanted something light and airy.  What’s better than creamy mousse! A quick blend, quick cooking, gentle fold and a little bit of wait later, we had this luscious creamy Strawberry Mousse.

4 Key Ingredients for the Strawberry Mousse:

The strawberry mousse is a super simple and fuss free dessert that requires just 4 ingredients! 

  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Gelatin
  • Sugar
  • Heavy Cream

For extra flavor, I added some fresh thyme from my garden. I simmered the fresh thyme with strawberry puree for the perfumy floral aroma.

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Steps to make the Strawberry Mousse:

Here are the quick steps to prepare strawberry mousse. Scroll down to read the recipe in details. 

  • Mix the gelatin powder with little water and let it bloom. The gelatin granules will soak up the water and enlarge and this step is called blooming.
  • Blend the fresh strawberries and cook it for a while with sugar and fresh thyme (if using).
  • Add the bloomed gelatin powder and cook for another 5 minutes for the gelatin to dissolve completely.
  • Strain it for a smooth mousse texture.
  • While the mixture cools, whip the heavy cream.
  • Fold the whipped cream to the strained strawberry until completely incorporated.
  • Pour in individual serving bowls. Let it set in the refrigerator for 4hrs or overnight.

Straining the Strawberry Puree:

This is important as it will result in a smooth texture of the strawberry mousse.

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Can we make the strawberry mousse without gelatin?

YES!  Not just strawberry mousse, any recipe that calls for gelatin can be substitute with agar agar. Another good substitute for this particular recipe is to add corn flour instead which will thicken the strawberry puree when cooked. And then you fold it in whipped cream.

Can you make it with frozen strawberries?

Absolutely YES! Just blend and follow the same steps as mentioned above.

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Different ways to serve the Strawberry mousse:

  • Serve plain as I did with whipped cream and fresh strawberries on top
  • No-bake tart
  • Cake with chocolate cake at the first layer
  • Use pipping bags and serve as a fancy garnish with some fresh fruits and crumbs on the side.

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Here are other strawberry recipes to try:

EASY Strawberry Lassi

SUMMERY Strawberry And Watermelon Spicy Gazpacho

HEALTHY Strawberry Chia Compote

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Strawberry Mousse

Yield: 5

Throwing some spring vibe with this Strawberry mousse. Super easy to make and needs just 4 key Ingredients. It’s EGG_FREE! It’s one of my favorite dessert to prepare and serve for any occasion.


  • 1 lb fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoon gelatin powder
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoon sugar


  1. In a bowl add the gelatin powder with some water. Mix it and leave it aside for 5 minutes for it bloom.  The gelatin granules will soak up the waterand enlarge and this step is called blooming.
  2. Keep few straweberries aside for garnish and blend the rest of strawberries and put it in a pan over medium high heat. Sprinkle the sugar and thyme leaves. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the bloomed gelatin to the pan and cook for 5 minutes to make sure the gelatin has completely dissolve.
  4. Strain it to a mixing bowl and keep aside for it cool down a little bit.
  5. Whip the heavy cream and then fold it to the strawberry mixture. Make sure to fold gently so it incorporates properly without losing the fluffiness of the whipped cream.
  6. Pour it into 5 individual serving bowls and place in the refrigerator for 4 hrs or overnight.
Nutrition Information
Yield 5 Serving Size 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 388Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 22gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 108mgSodium 29mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 2gSugar 14gProtein 4g

All nutrition information presented are intended for informational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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  • Grishma
    September 2, 2011 at 10:44 AM

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

  • sayantani
    September 2, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    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.

  • Sawsan@chef in disguise
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    September 2, 2011 at 10:46 AM

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

  • chinmayie @ love food eat
    chinmayie @ love food eat
    September 2, 2011 at 11:03 AM

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

  • Barefeet In The Kitchen
    Barefeet In The Kitchen
    September 2, 2011 at 11:23 AM

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

  • Angie@Angiesrecipes
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    September 2, 2011 at 11:29 AM

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

  • Kalyani
    September 2, 2011 at 11:36 AM

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

  • Soma
    September 2, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    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
    September 2, 2011 at 1:22 PM

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

  • Tina@flourtrader
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    September 2, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    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
    September 2, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    I love strawberry mousse. This looks so tempting!

  • Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul
    Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul
    September 2, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    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
    September 2, 2011 at 4:47 PM

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

  • Janice
    September 2, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Great recipe! Beautiful pictures!

  • peachkins
    September 2, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    strawberry is my favorite fruit. This mousse looks gorgeous!

  • yummychunklet
    September 2, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    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…

  • torviewtoronto and createwithmom
    torviewtoronto and createwithmom
    September 2, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    pink and beautiful
    kankana this is a deliciously done dessert 🙂

  • Priya
    September 2, 2011 at 6:19 PM

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

  • Liz
    September 2, 2011 at 6:43 PM

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

  • Julie
    September 2, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    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
    September 2, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    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.

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  • tigerfish
    September 2, 2011 at 7:44 PM

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

  • Ann
    September 2, 2011 at 8:17 PM

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

  • Ellie | Gourmand Recipes
    Ellie | Gourmand Recipes
    September 2, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    This mousse is so pretty in pink. Love it.

  • Mallika
    September 2, 2011 at 9:29 PM

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

  • Treat and Trick
    Treat and Trick
    September 2, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    So pretty and perfectly done!

  • jennyatbakingdevils
    September 2, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    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
    September 3, 2011 at 1:23 AM

    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
    September 3, 2011 at 2:25 AM

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

  • Sissi
    September 3, 2011 at 2:26 AM

    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
    September 3, 2011 at 2:28 AM

    Lovely mousse! Looks fantastic.

  • Karen Xavier
    Karen Xavier
    September 3, 2011 at 6:04 AM

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

  • Ameena
    September 3, 2011 at 6:44 AM

    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!

  • Ananda Rajashekar
    Ananda Rajashekar
    September 3, 2011 at 7:16 AM

    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 :))

  • purabi naha
    purabi naha
    September 3, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    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
    Michelle O
    September 3, 2011 at 8:45 AM

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

  • bakerbynature
    September 3, 2011 at 1:18 PM

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

  • Candace
    September 3, 2011 at 1:51 PM

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

  • Deepa
    September 3, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Lovely looking clicks of Strawberry Mousse. Wonderful recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  • sarah
    September 3, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    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
    September 3, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    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 🙂

  • Nancy/SpicieFoodie
    September 4, 2011 at 4:30 AM

    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.

  • priya mahadevan
    priya mahadevan
    September 4, 2011 at 6:27 AM

    beautiful dish and presentation! Love this

  • Junia @ Mis Pensamientos
    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos
    September 4, 2011 at 7:20 AM

    delicious dessert! congrats on top 9 kankana!

  • Shilpa
    September 4, 2011 at 7:24 AM

    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….

  • lisaiscooking
    September 4, 2011 at 1:09 PM

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

  • Tadka Pasta
    Tadka Pasta
    September 4, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    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
    September 4, 2011 at 2:58 PM

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

  • Sylvia@bascooking
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    September 4, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Love the colors and love the recipe.

  • Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet
    Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet
    September 4, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    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 🙂



  • Manu
    September 5, 2011 at 2:55 AM

    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
    September 5, 2011 at 3:36 AM

    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
    September 5, 2011 at 5:00 AM

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

  • Joanne
    September 5, 2011 at 5:49 AM

    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
    September 5, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    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
    September 5, 2011 at 7:22 PM

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

  • Jamie @ the unseasoned wok
    Jamie @ the unseasoned wok
    September 5, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    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
    September 6, 2011 at 2:40 AM

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

  • The Yummy Morsel
    The Yummy Morsel
    September 6, 2011 at 6:33 AM

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

  • Rosa
    September 6, 2011 at 7:03 AM

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



  • Sandra's Easy Cooking
    Sandra's Easy Cooking
    September 6, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Just perfect as my dear never disappoint!!! Love your photos!!

  • Vandya
    September 6, 2011 at 9:43 AM

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

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    September 6, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    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
    September 6, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    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!

  • Sobha Shyam
    Sobha Shyam
    September 6, 2011 at 1:07 PM

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

  • Kalyan
    September 6, 2011 at 8:25 PM

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

  • Mai
    September 7, 2011 at 4:30 AM

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

  • Kitchen Belleicious
    Kitchen Belleicious
    September 7, 2011 at 6:05 AM

    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
    September 7, 2011 at 6:28 AM

    Looks delicious! Have a great trip!

  • Juliana
    September 7, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    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
    September 7, 2011 at 5:53 PM

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

  • vainney/sweet life
    vainney/sweet life
    September 7, 2011 at 9:40 PM

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

  • Vijitha
    September 8, 2011 at 11:30 AM

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

  • Kimberley
    September 8, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    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. 🙂

  • Kiran @
    Kiran @
    September 8, 2011 at 3:19 PM

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

  • Baker Street
    Baker Street
    September 9, 2011 at 11:40 AM

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

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
    September 9, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    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!

  • Eating Deliciously
    Eating Deliciously
    September 9, 2011 at 1:03 PM

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

  • Roxana GreenGirl
    Roxana GreenGirl
    September 9, 2011 at 1:39 PM

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

  • Anita Menon
    Anita Menon
    September 9, 2011 at 9:39 PM

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

  • Alpana
    September 12, 2011 at 1:34 PM

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

  • Shabs
    September 14, 2011 at 9:21 PM

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

  • Choc Chip Uru
    Choc Chip Uru
    March 15, 2012 at 2:00 AM

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

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Strawberry Hot Fudge Choc Cobbler

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