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Deliciously sweet and creamy, this Strawberry Mousse is a dessert that looks impressive, yet is so easy to make. It tastes amazing, is bursting with fruity flavor, and would be the perfect treat for any occasion!

Strawberry desserts are some of my favorites! That fruity burst is just so delicious, and the pretty pink color makes them ideal for Valentine’s Day! Some of my go-to strawberry desserts is this strawberry trifle, this fantastic strawberry tart, or this irresistible strawberry tiramisu!

Strawberry Mousse Recipe

We cannot get enough of this Strawberry Mousse! With its velvety, light and fluffy texture along with great flavor, it’s always a hit. Not only is it a crowd-favorite, but it’s great for parities because it looks so pretty served in individual portions. Definitely add it to your menu for holidays like Valentine’s Day or Easter, or just make it to satisfy your sweet tooth. Each bite melts in your mouth with refreshing flavor and an airy consistency. So good!

The process and ingredient list is simple! It’s easy to mix up, you’ll just need to plan ahead for chill time. Spoon the mousse into clear glasses lined with sliced strawberries with a topping of whipped cream, strawberry powder and a strawberry on top for a dessert that everyone will be raving about!

Ingredients Needed

You only need 7 simple ingredients to make this strawberry mousse recipe. Friends and family will assume you spent hours making this elegant treat, but it’s so easy to whip up! Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements.

  • Fresh Strawberries: The star ingredient of this mousse recipe! They provide the fruity base that tastes SO good. Be sure to use ripe, bright strawberries that are bursting with flavor. 
  • Granulated Sugar: For the perfect amount of sweetness.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: Keeps the fruit flavor nice and bright!
  • Kosher Salt: A small amount will enhance the overall flavor.
  • Unflavored Gelatin: Ensures the mousse has a smooth and light texture. 
  • Freeze-Dried Strawberries: Mixed with the fresh strawberry puree, this will intensify the berry flavor even more. Plus, it makes the perfect garnish!
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: An essential ingredient to make the mousse wonderfully creamy and rich.

How to Make Strawberry Mousse

Making this strawberry mousse recipe is fuss-free and the results are gorgeous! We like to add sliced strawberries to the side of each glass for an impressive, yet simple presentation.

  1. Blend: In a blender, blend the strawberries with the sugar, salt, and lemon juice until pureed. Strain through a fine mesh strainer.
  2. Simmer: Add the strawberry mixture to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes before whisking in the freeze-dried strawberry powder.
  3. Bloom the Gelatin: Meanwhile, bloom the gelatin in ¼ cup cold water by adding the water to a small bowl and sprinkling the gelatin over the top of it. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Chill: Add the gelatin to the strawberry purée and cook over low heat for 2 minutes, until gelatin is completely melted and the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and transfer to a medium bowl. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. 
  5. Whip the Cream: When the strawberry mixture is done chilling, add the whipping cream to a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until you reach stiff peaks. 
  6. Mix Strawberry Mixture and Cream: Fold the strawberry mixture into the whipped cream until fully combined and no streaks of white whipped cream remain. Spoon or pipe the mouse into cups or bowls. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. 
  7. Serve: Top the chilled mousse with sweetened whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and a dusting of powder from freeze-dried strawberries if desired.

Quick Tips

Strawberry mousse is super easy and straightforward to make! Follow these tips, and it will turn out perfect every time you make it!

  • Strawberry Tip: For the best, boldest strawberry flavor, use the ripest strawberries you can find! If you have trouble finding good fresh strawberries, thaw and strain the liquid from 1 pound of frozen strawberries. Prepare the recipe as directed.
  • Sweetness: If you like a very sweet mousse, add ¼ of powdered sugar to the heavy cream when you are ready to whip it.
  • Whipping the Cream: To help your cream whip faster, place the bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for at least 15 minutes before adding the cream and whipping it.
  • Pipe the Mousse: No piping bag? No problem! Use a large ziplock bag with the corner snipped off to pipe the mousse into your cups.

Storing Leftovers

One of the great things about this dessert is that you can make it in advance of a party or event, so it’s ready to go when you need it!

  • Make Ahead: The strawberry mixture can be prepared up to 3 days in advance. When you’re ready to make the mousse, whip the cream and proceed with the recipe as instructed. You may alternatively completely prepare the mousse up to 2 days in advance and keep each cup covered and chilled in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
  • Storing Leftovers: Leftover mousse will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

More Mousse Recipes

Mousse is such an incredible dessert! Here are some of my favorite mousse recipes that you’re sure to love. They’re sweet, indulgent and perfect for an occasion!

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  • In a blender, blend the strawberries with the sugar, salt, and lemon juice until pureed. Strain through a fine mesh strainer.

  • Add the strawberry mixture to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes before whisking in the freeze-dried strawberry powder.

  • Meanwhile, bloom the gelatin in ¼ cup cold water by adding the water to a small bowl and sprinkling the gelatin over the top of it. Let it sit for 5 minutes.

  • Add the gelatin to the strawberry purée and cook over low heat for 2 minutes, until gelatin is completely melted and the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and transfer to a medium bowl. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

  • When the strawberry mixture is done chilling, add the whipping cream to a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until you reach stiff peaks.

  • Fold the strawberry mixture into the whipped cream until fully combined and no streaks of white whipped cream remain. Spoon or pipe the mouse into cups or bowls. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

  • Top the chilled mousse with sweetened whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and a dusting of powder from freeze-dried strawberries if desired.

Serving: 1servingCalories: 302kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 28mgPotassium: 282mgFiber: 3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 888IUVitamin C: 113mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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