Easy Strawberry Mousse Recipe

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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.

homemade strawberry mousse with fresh strawberries in a wine glass

 

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. 

A closeup vertical shot of a whisk mixing heavy cream in a bowl

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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.

valenitines day recipe

 

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.  

Yield: 4

Strawberry Mousse

homemade strawberry mousse with fresh strawberries in a wine glass

This easy strawberry mousse is a deliciously decadent strawberry dessert recipe, perfect for Valentine's Day or any day you really want to indulge.

Prep Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Place half the fresh strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle them with the granulated sugar and Grand Marnier
  2. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Puree the remaining strawberries together with the confectioners' sugar in a blender.
  4. Whip the cream to stiff peaks.
  5. Reserve a quarter of the whipped cream for garnish and refrigerate.
  6. Carefully fold the remaining cream into the pureed strawberries.
  7. Arrange the sliced strawberries in 4 wine or martini glasses, reserving a few strawberry slices for garnish.
  8. Fill the glasses with the strawberry cream, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for a few hours.
  9. Top each glass of mousse with some reserved whipped cream and decorate with the remaining sliced strawberries.

8 thoughts on “Easy Strawberry Mousse Recipe”

  1. What a great recipe and link. thanks for linking up to Close to Home’s VDay round up.

    have a great rest of the week.

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  2. Came out great when I made it, although I did add a tbsp or more sugar to it. I had very tart OJ so it would be fine with Tropicana or something. Wonderful and easy (especially since I made my kids and the neighbor’s to cut the strawberries!).

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