Strawberry Mousse Dessert

Strawberry Mousse

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Ah, strawberry mousse! There’s something about this dessert that just whispers spring and joy. As the weather warms up and strawberries come into their prime, this recipe provides the perfect excuse to indulge in the sweet, airy delight of strawberry mousse. It’s not just a dessert; it’s a spoonful of light, creamy texture mingled with the fresh zest of strawberries that makes every bite a celebration of flavors.

I stumbled upon this recipe during a springtime weekend getaway with friends. There, in the lush countryside, surrounded by blooming wildflowers and the promise of relaxation, we found ourselves craving something sweet yet refreshing. We had a basket full of ripe strawberries from a local farm stand, and inspiration struck. Why not make strawberry mousse? It was the perfect choice—simple, elegant, and bursting with the essence of fresh strawberries.

The beauty of this strawberry mousse recipe lies in its simplicity. With just a few ingredients—heavy cream, vanilla essence, powdered sugar, and of course, strawberries—it promises a dessert that’s both luxurious and easy to whip up. Perfect for those who want to impress at a dinner party without spending hours in the kitchen. I’ve also found that while the original recipe is near perfection, a personal touch like a hint of lemon zest or a dash of cinnamon can add a delightful twist, making the mousse uniquely yours.

As we prepare to dive into the full recipe, remember that this strawberry mousse isn’t just about savoring a delicious dessert; it’s about creating moments. Whether it’s a family gathering, a special date night, or a quiet evening by yourself, this mousse is sure to add a touch of sweetness to your occasion. So grab your mixing bowl, and let’s make some magic together!

How To Prepare the Strawberry Mousse


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 strawberries
  • 1 cup strawberry puree

How to:

Start by beating the heavy cream in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to whip it until it becomes light and airy, for about 2-3 minutes.

Next, incorporate the vanilla essence and powdered sugar into the whipped cream, beating again for a minute to ensure everything is evenly combined.

Gently fold the strawberry puree into the cream mixture with a spatula or whisk, blending smoothly.

Pour the mousse mixture into your chosen glasses or bowls, filling only halfway. This leaves room for adding fresh strawberries later.

Chill the mousse in the refrigerator for at least one hour on a tray. During this time, chop some strawberries for the topping.

Once chilled, finish by garnishing the mousse with the freshly chopped strawberries. Serve the dessert cold and enjoy!


How can I ensure that the mousse has the right texture?

To achieve the perfect texture for your strawberry mousse, it’s crucial to whip the heavy cream until it’s light and airy. This process usually takes about 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer. Also, when folding in the strawberry puree, be gentle to retain the mixture’s airiness, ensuring a light and creamy dessert.

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones in this recipe?

Yes, you can use frozen strawberries for the strawberry puree. However, ensure they are thoroughly thawed and drained to remove excess liquid. Fresh strawberries, on the other hand, are recommended for the garnish to enhance the dessert’s texture and flavor.

What can I substitute for vanilla essence in the strawberry mousse?

If you’re out of vanilla essence, almond extract makes a great substitute. However, because almond extract is stronger, you should use only about half a teaspoon to avoid overpowering the mousse’s delicate strawberry flavor.

Strawberry Mousse Dessert

Strawberry Mousse

Enjoy the perfect blend of sweetness and freshness with our foolproof strawberry mousse recipe, ideal for any dessert lover!
Prep Time 17 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 5 strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup strawberry puree


  • Begin by whipping the heavy cream in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat the cream until it becomes light and foamy, which usually takes about 2-3 minutes.
  • Next, incorporate the vanilla essence and powdered sugar into the whipped cream. Continue to beat the mixture for approximately one more minute, ensuring everything is thoroughly combined.
  • Now, gently fold the strawberry puree into the cream mixture using a spatula. If you don't have ready-made puree, simply blend fresh strawberries and strain them to make your own.
  • Pour the mousse mixture halfway into your chosen serving glasses or bowls. This leaves room for a topping of fresh strawberries. Refrigerate the mousse for at least one hour to set properly.
  • While the mousse chills, chop a few strawberries for garnish. After refrigeration, add the chopped strawberries on top of each mousse serving.
  • Enjoy your chilled strawberry mousse!
Keyword strawberry

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