Strawberries are my favourite among all fruits, if the name of this blog does not say so itself. That’s the reason why I always make it a point to buy them in large quantities when they are in season and freeze some of it for later.
My frozen strawberries sure came in handy for this particular recipe, however there is absolutely no reason why you can’t use fresh strawberries or even a good quality strawberry jam for making this delicious mousse.
I wanted to keep this recipe basic so as to give you the freedom to get creative and use it in desserts the way you like or just enjoy the creaminess as it is since it’s so good.
If you choose to go fancy, you can incorporate this mousse in a parfait or a trifle deciding your own choice of layers such as Vanilla cake slices, jelly, biscuit crumbs, chopped walnuts and so on.
I personally love mousse in general with a bit of crunch in it, so topping it with nuts or fresh fruits is my go to. I would love to see how you recreate this recipe, don’t forget to hashtag #strawberrydesertwonders
Basic Strawberry MousseCourse: DessertsDifficulty: Easy
1 cup diced strawberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
90 grams cream cheese
1/3 cup heavy cream/whipping cream
1 tbsp powdered sugar (optional)
- In a saucepan, simmer the strawberries and sugar. Start at low heat and gradually increase the heat until you get a thicker consistency.
- Keep this strawberry jam mixture aside and let it cool completely.
- In a mixing bowl, add heavy cream and using a hand beater, beat it on medium-high speed until it forms soft peaks.
- Add the strawberry jam, salt and cream cheese in the whipped cream mixture and beat it for a few seconds until it’s perfectly combined.
- You can now stir in the additional powdered sugar, if you feel it’s not sweet enough for your taste.
- Divide the mousse into serving bowls and let it chill in the fridge for atleast an hour.
- Add your choice of toppings and serve chilled!
- You can eliminate the first two steps by using 1/2 a cup of good quality strawberry jam.
- You can use a blender to blend the cream cheese, strawberry jam and salt before you actually stir it in the whipped cream. This will ensure that you end up with a thick and smooth texture.