A light and fruity dessert recipe: Strawberry mousse ! Very simple to make, with good seasonal fruits, it is melting and airy like a cloud. With only 6 ingredients, prepare these pretty mousses for dessert!
When the good weather arrives, we want lightness, including for dessert: this recipe is ideal for that. This strawberry mousse is perfect for tasting at the end of a meal.
What you will like with this recipe
- Flavor : strawberries, strawberries and more strawberries! For lovers of this fruit, it is pure happiness.
- Texture : it is a mousse, so very light in the mouth. I added some cut fruit in the glasses, to add some extra texture.
- Difficulty level : very simple, there is no particular technique. To prepare the recipe, I advise you to use a electric mixer or a pastry robot.
Ingredients to provide for this strawberry mousse
Here are 6 ingredients of the recipe (the detailed quantities are given to you in my complete recipe at the bottom of the page):
- strawberries : I always take gariguettes in baking because their aroma is really delicious, they are subtly sweet, and their shape is always impeccable. What more ?
- egg whites : they are beaten in snow to add lightness to the foam.
- sucre : I use classic powdered white sugar, to soften the foam, dose to be adapted according to your taste (and your strawberries).
- cream : you need whole liquid cream 30% mg.
- gelatin : I always use gelatin but you can replace it with agar-agar (see the manufacturer's dosage advice).
- lemon : a mini touch of lemon to enhance the strawberry taste.
How to make strawberry mousse?
We first prepare the Strawberry coulis : we mix the strawberries then we heat them with the sugar and the lemon juice. We add the gelatin which will allow the mousse to hold together. It is necessary to let it cool down – but not in the refrigerator otherwise the gelatin will freeze.
We beat them whisked egg whites then pour in the strawberry coulis. Then whip the cream chantilly and add the strawberry mixture. Always be delicate, using a spatula so as not to break the whipped cream (and therefore the sparkling effect).
For the assembly, we decorate the glasses with a few pieces of strawberries stuck to the walls then we pour the mousse (with a piping bag or a spoon).
My tips for perfectly successful strawberry mousse
- blend your strawberries well : I use a mixer but you can also take a good blender. There must be no more pieces otherwise it will show in your strawberry mousse.
- adjust the amount of sugar your strawberries: it depends on the variety, but some strawberries are not sweet at all, so remember to adapt the amount of sugar to bring a little more sweetness in the mouth.
- refrigerate for a long time for the mousse to set: in my recipe I tell you 4 hours, but one night is even better!
How to properly store your mousses?
Once made, it is necessary to keep the strawberry mousse in the fridge. It keeps for about 2-3 days, I advise you to film your glasses or protect them before a lid.
Other recipes to try
If you like strawberry recipes, I advise you to take a look at these other recipes from the blog:
- Eton strawberry mess
- Speculoos strawberry cheesecake
- Strawberry tart and almond cream
- Vanilla cake, whipped cream and strawberries
- Strawberry rhubarb almond tart
If you make this recipe, don't hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your pretty mousses!
Light and Easy Strawberry Mousse
- 420 g gariguette strawberries for the foam
- 150 g gariguette strawberries for the decor
- 2 Egg whites
- 50 g granulated sugar
- 210 g heavy whipping cream 30%
- 2,5 gelatin sheets Vahine
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- Soften the gelatin in cold water.
- Wash and hull the strawberries to make the mousse. Pour them into the bowl of the mixer then mix to obtain a coulis.
- In a saucepan, heat the strawberry coulis, powdered sugar and lemon over medium heat for about 8 minutes.
- Off the heat, melt the drained gelatin and mix. Let cool to room temperature.
- Whisk the egg whites then add the cooled strawberry coulis. Whisk to incorporate well.
- Whip the cream until stiff. Using a spatula, fold the whipped cream into the strawberry mixture.
- Cut the strawberries for the decoration in half and place in the bottom of the glasses, against the wall. Distribute the strawberry mousse among the glasses (using a piping bag or a spoon).
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, overnight is better. Optionally, add half a strawberry on top for decoration.