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.
Two strawberry recipes back to back, you can say how much I like this fruit. With the weather getting a 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
- 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.
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 a 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 Purée:
This is important as it will result in a smooth texture of the strawberry mousse.
Can we make the strawberry mousse without gelatin?
YES! Not just strawberry mousse, any recipe that calls for gelatin can be substituted with agar agar. Another good substitute for this particular recipe is to add corn flour instead, which will thicken the strawberry purée 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.
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.
Here are other strawberry recipes to try:
EASY Strawberry Lassi
SUMMERY Strawberry And Watermelon Spicy Gazpacho
HEALTHY Strawberry Chia Jam
- 1 lb fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 2 teaspoon gelatin powder
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 3 tablespoon sugar
- In a bowl, add the gelatin powder with some water. Mix it and leave it aside for 5 minutes for it to bloom. The gelatin granules will soak up the water and enlarge, and this step is called blooming.
- 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.
- Add the bloomed gelatin to the pan and cook for 5 minutes to make sure the gelatin has completely dissolved.
- Strain it to a mixing bowl and keep aside for it cool down a little bit.
- Whip the heavy cream and then fold it in the strawberry mixture. Make sure to fold gently, so it incorporates properly without losing the fluffiness of the whipped cream.
- Pour it into 5 individual serving bowls and place in the refrigerator for 4 hrs or overnight.
i have been eating a lot of berries this summer also, but your mousse is sure making me hungry! Looks amazing Kankana!!!
Light and refreshing. Your presentation in the wine glasses and ramekins are beautiful!
Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
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!
Pretty in pink! Lovely clicks K! Hope you'll be back with tons of pictures for us.
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
That seriously got me running for a mousse. I love mousse's velvety and greek yogurty like texture. So creamy and decadent 🙂
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. 🙂
Perfect mousse to bid farewell to summer. Enjoy as such berries as you can.
stunning sweet treat !! love the pics!! a great way to end the summer!
So elegant! And a great way to use the last of the season's strawberries!
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Wow, the strawberry mousse looks so delicate...love the color and the flavors...beautiful pictures as always...have fun and enjoy your week 🙂
Looks delicious! Have a great trip!
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
this looks sooo divine!!! I'm so looking forward to fall 🙂
Ummm...yummy...my mouth is just watering now with this lovely looking fresh mousse...tempting clicks!
wow, beautiful mousse, love the colour and amazing clicks..thanx a lot for the visit to my space..
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!
Nami | Just One Cookbook
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!
Drool worthy mousse. I just made strawberry smoothie...should have read your recipe before. Anyway, will buy strawberries again for your recipe.
Sandra's Easy Cooking
Just perfect as always..you my dear never disappoint!!! Love your photos!!