Easy Strawberry Mousse
A simple and easy recipe, Strawberry Mousse is a smooth,creamy, light as air dessert and bursting with fresh strawberry flavor.This recipe comes together easily and being made ahead, it's perfect for entertaining. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a strawberry on top.
- 3 cups strawberries
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon gelatin
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Sprinkle the gelatin over the water in a small bowl and stir to mix in. Scrape down any that may stick to the sides then set aside for 5minutes (you can do other steps while it expands).Place the strawberries, honey and lemon juice in a food processor and blend until relatively smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan then put to one side while you whip the cream (or you can start warming it, as long as you keep an eye on it and stir now and then).
- Whip the cream in a medium-large bowl until it forms stiff peaks. Place the bowl with the cream in the fridge while you thicken the strawberry mixture.Warm the pan with the strawberry puree over a medium-high heat, stirring regularly, and bring to a simmer. Simmer for around 5-10 minutes to thicken slightly and become a slightly darker color.Remove the strawberries from the heat then add the gelatin mixture and mix through well to be well combined. Allow the mixture to chill to lukewarm - you can speed it up by putting in the fridge a couple minutes. Don't let it get completely cold as you don't want the mixture to set.
- Once lukewarm, fold the strawberry mixture into the cream, making sure you get everything well distributed but try to avoid losing too much air. Once you no longer have white streaks, pour the mixture into an individual dish, and place it in the fridge to chill and firm up, at least 2 hours but ideally a little longer. Serve chilled.
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