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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching I have started trying out some new recipes much to my family’s delight! I love mousse but a lot of the recipes I find for it contain all sorts of artificial stuff that I don’t like to buy. I found this Easy Strawberry Mousse recipe and was impressed with how simple the ingredients were.
Putting the mousse and fruit in a decorative glass like a wine glass or margarita glass makes this Valentine’s Day recipe not only tasty but pretty as well!
You could also make this recipe for strawberry mousse with raspberries if you prefer. I bet using blackberries would work, too, but then you would be left with a purple mousse instead of pink but probably equally tasty.
Strawberry Mousse Ingredients
This homemade mousse starts and ends with real, fresh, whole food ingredients. There are no strawberry-flavored gelatins or artificial food coloring here. All you need are the following ingredients:
- Ripe strawberries, hulled and sliced
- Granulated sugar
- Grand Marnier (or orange juice if you prefer)
- Powdered sugar
- Heavy whipping cream
That’s it. you will basically be making homemade whipped cream, folding in a puree of strawberries, and serving it with fresh strawberries that have marinated in Grand Marnier. Simple, easy, and delicious.
How to Make Strawberry Mousse with Fresh Strawberries
Making strawberry mousse is really very easy. However, you will have to plan ahead since it needs time to chill before you serve it. Here are the basic instructions to get you started:
Place half the fresh strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle them with the granulated sugar and Grand Marnier. This will draw out the juice and make them more flavorful. Leave them for about 15 minutes or so, the timing is pretty flexible.
Puree the remaining strawberries together with the confectioners’ sugar in a blender. You want to use confectioner’s sugar here so the mousse won’t be gritty.
Now, tackle the homemade whipped cream! Whip the cream to stiff peaks with a mixer. Don’t overbeat it or you will end up with butter.
Reserve a quarter of the whipped cream for garnish and refrigerate the rest. Try not to eat it all with a spoon. It is seriously delicious.
Carefully fold the remaining whipped cream into the pureed strawberries. Don’t overmix it here or your homemade mousse may end up flat rather than light and fluffy.
Arrange the sliced strawberries in 4 wine or martini glasses, reserving a few strawberry slices for garnish.
Fill the glasses with the strawberry cream, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for a few hours.
Right before serving, top each glass of mousse with some reserved whipped cream and decorate with the remaining sliced strawberries.
A slice of fresh mint on top gives it a nice pop of color.
Easy Strawberry Mousse Recipe
If you are looking for simple strawberry mousse recipes, this is it. No gelatin is required for thickening and the fresh strawberry flavor really shines through.
- 1 lb ripe strawberry, hulled and sliced
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier (or orange juice if you prefer)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
- Place half the fresh strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle them with the granulated sugar and Grand Marnier
- Let sit for 15 minutes.
- Puree the remaining strawberries together with the confectioners' sugar in a blender.
- Whip the cream to stiff peaks.
- Reserve a quarter of the whipped cream for garnish and refrigerate.
- Carefully fold the remaining cream into the pureed strawberries.
- Arrange the sliced strawberries in 4 wine or martini glasses, reserving a few strawberry slices for garnish.
- Fill the glasses with the strawberry cream, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for a few hours.
- Top each glass of mousse with some reserved whipped cream and decorate with the remaining sliced strawberries.
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.