Strawberry Mousse in a white ramekin

Strawberry Mousse

Strawberry Mousse thats sweet, creamy and fresh. It doesn’t use gelatine so its perfect for vegetarians. This delicious fruit mousse only takes 20 minutes and uses 4 ingredients, making grocery shopping a lot easier.

This recipe is perfect for people who want a low calorie dessert or for busy people who don’t have much time to cook.

If you are looking for something much colder and with even less calories try our Frozen Strawberry Mousse recipe.

Whipping Cream

This is an important step in any mousse and something every dessert maker should learn. Whipping cream is easy when you know what ‘rules’ to follow.

Rule 1: Use at least 30% Fat Cream

Anything under 30% won’t really whip enough to make a mousse. For a lighter, fluffier mousse use a low 30% cream, I would recommend for this recipe at least 33%. Then for a heavier, smoother mousse use between 37% to 40%.

Rule 2: Use Cold Cream & Cool Equipment

Air bubbles in cream are held together by tiny globules of solid fat, this allows the cream to expand into a light and airy mass. When warmed, these tiny globules that hold the cream together start to melt. When this happens the cream will not whip as fully or fast.

Rule 3: Whip Slowly and Evenly with Electric Whisks

Electric whisks are super fast, it’s important to start slowly to avoid splashing the edges of the bowl. Then you can slowly increase the speed and evenly whip. Carefully, evenly whip the cream to avoid over whipping some parts.

Rule 4: Don’t over whip the cream

If you whip the cream too much it will cause the fat to form into irregular clumps, this will leave the cream grainy.

Note: Cream will roughly double in size when whipped to stiff peak.

Why You Should Use Fresh Strawberries

When making this strawberry mousse it’s quite crucial to use fresh strawberries. Since we are not cooking them and just incorporating them straight into the mousse. They will retain most of their freshness. This will give you a fresher and sweeter mousse.

Recipe FAQ

Can Strawberry Mousse be Frozen?

Yes it can be frozen, but most recipes aren’t made to be frozen. So it’s important to use a recipe that has been designed specially for freezing. Most fruit mousse recipes will be hard when frozen or watery when thawed. If you are looking for a recipe thats designed especially for freezing, try this Frozen Strawberry Mousse.

How is Mousse thickened?

The two most popular ways to thicken a fruit mousse is by either whipping cream to stiff peak or adding a thickener like gelatine.

How Long Does Strawberry Mousse Last?

Strawberry Mousse will last for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. It’s best to eat them the same day to get the best quality possible. Overtime the freshness from the strawberry will degrade and the structure of the cream, unless a stabilizer is added.

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Strawberry Mousse in a white ramekin

Strawberry Mousse

Jack Slobodian
Strawberry Mousse thats sweet, creamy and fresh. It doesn't use gelatine so its perfect for vegetarians. This delicious fruit mousse only takes 20 minutes and uses 4 ingredients, making grocery shopping a lot easier.
Prep Time 18 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Chilling Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people
Calories 207 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 250 g Strawberries washed & stems removed
  • 25 ml Water
  • 150 ml Cream 33%-38% Fat
  • 60 g Sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a small sauce pan add water & sugar. Bring to a boil then leave to cool
  • Add the strawberries into a blender and blend. Pass the strawberries through a fine sieve into a medium mixing bowl (this will remove any seeds). Mix in the cool sugar syrup.
  • Pour the cream into a chilled mixing bowl. Using a eletric whisk, whisk the cream until it's semi-firm (be careful not to over whisk it). Gently mix in the strawberry purée. Quickly add the mixture to the ramekins and place in the fridge. Chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Serve after aleast 2 hours of chilling.

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 15mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 559IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Fruit Mousse, No Gelatine Mousse, Strawberry Mousse, Vegetarian Mousse
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