Strawberry Mousse

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This is the BEST Strawberry Mousse that I have ever tried! And I am not just saying that because I made it. This strawberry mouse looks and tastes like something a fancy restaurant would have on their dessert menu. It has a perfect, fluffy, whipped texture. It is sweetened just the right amount, not too over cloyingly sweet, and just a hint of white wine adds a great taste to it. You will definitely find yourself sneaking seconds! 😉 The strawberries are the star of this dessert and not only does this mousse taste great but it smells so aromatic, like a sweet strawberry summer. This is a very tasty and elegant dessert to serve to your dinner guests, in cute little dessert cups. Nobody would ever suspect how fast and easy it is to make! I got this recipe from a cookbook but have adapted it a bit to my liking. Let me tell you, I have been searching for the perfect strawberry mousse recipe for a very, very long time and now I have finally found it, this is it! 🙂

Strawberry Mousse  {Serves 10-12}

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries (about 11 oz) And the rest to decorate
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup White Wine (I used Pinot Grigio, Semi Dry)
  • 1/3 Cup Cold Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Unflavored Gelatin Powder
  • 4 Tablespoons Boiling Water
  • 1 and 1/4 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream

Directions:

1) Wash the strawberries and chop them into smaller pieces.

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2) Transfer the chopped strawberries to a food processor (or blender). I used a food processor. Add in the sugar and the wine, and blend to a smooth puree.

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3) Add the cold water to a separate large bowl and sprinkle the gelatin in it. Leave it for 5 minutes. Then add the boiling water into the bowl and leave it for 3-5 minutes, or until the gelatin has completely dissolved.

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4) Add the strawberry puree mixture to the bowl of water with gelatin and mix to combine. Chill for 40 minutes in the refrigerator, until the mixture has thickened.

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5) Lightly whip the heavy whipping cream in the mixer until soft peaks form, and it is the consistency of cool whip. Then gently fold it into the bowl with the strawberry mixture. Mix it well. If it is not a smooth consistency, mix it with the mixer for a few minutes until it gets smooth and doesn’t have lumps BUT be careful not to mix it too much, just a few minutes, so that it is still a thick cream. You don’t want it to be like a smoothie. (I had to mix mine, to get rid of the lumps.)

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6) Spoon the mousse into dessert cups, or serving glasses, and chill overnight in the refrigerator. I used little dessert cups and this recipe makes 12 of those dessert cups, 3/4 of the way full. Make sure to serve this dessert well chilled.

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* I served these in cute little dessert cups, and decorated with sliced strawberries on top. Another idea is to decorate with strawberries and its leaf (as pictured above), or some mint leaves, or other berries that you have on hand. Get creative with this! 🙂 *

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