Very Berry Mousse

Strawberry mousse 2

Are you looking for a light, quick, easy but still fancy and scrumptious dessert? This is the one to make – Strawberry Mousse with Raspberry Sauce – absolutely delicious! Now that I made it I am surprised that I don’t see it offered more often on dessert menus or at party’s. This for sure will be my go to summer dessert until the apple harvest kicks in! I am glad I tried it out prior to strawberry/rasberry harvest season so that I have a rock solid recipe to go back to when I am drowning in raspberries and strawberries. This time I made strawberry mousse but I am sure you can switch out the fruit and make raspberry mousse with strawberry sauce (or maybe switch out the fruit sauce with a chocolate sauce).

Strawberry Mousse with Raspberry Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 a cup heavy whipping cream
  • Optional: Raspberry sauce: 1 cup raspberries plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Strawberry mousse collage

Directions:

  1. Dissolve the gelatin in 1/3 cup boiling water. Let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Put the strawberries into a blender and blend into a sauce.
  3. Mix the gelatin and strawberry sauce in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Place egg whites into a mixing bowl and using an electric mixer beat to soft peaks, gradually add sugar beating until dissolved.
  5. Beat heavy cream in a separate bowl to soft peaks. Fold cream into fruit mixture then fold the beaten egg white into the fruit/cream mixture.
  6. Chill the strawberry mousse overnight.
  7. When you are ready to serve the mousse pipe the mousse into shot glasses and garnish with extra whipped cream. If you like to serve it with the raspberry sauce, blend 1 cup of raspberries with 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar and layer the raspberry sauce on the bottom of the dessert glass, then a layer of strawberry mouse and top off with whipped cream.

Guten Appetit!

strawberry mousse 4

10 thoughts on “Very Berry Mousse

    • Thanks Julia for stopping by at my site! This dessert is great all year around and in summer with fresh berries from the local farmers market this will make for a very fresh and flavorful dessert.

      • Light and fresh berry recipes are at the top of my list for desserts all year round- I’ve never tried to make a mousse before, maybe it’s time to explore that this year once the farmers market has fresh fruits!

    • Oh thank you Tammy. Its one of those dishes that look good no matter what, it must be the color. Tammy you should try making this dessert, its super easy and I still can’t get over the very intense strawberry flavor. I want someone to make it and tell me if they like this dessert as much as I do.

    • Thank you Shari. I never used to be a cream fan and now I love it, I have to put cream into and onto everything. I read your Butterfly post, great photos! I went to a similar exhibition in Costa Rica but didn’t get nearly as many great photos as you did.

      • I love cream also, Dunja! It is probably my number 1 weakness (especially when made into ice cream). Thank you for the nice compliment about the butterfly photos. It was hard to get good ones as they were always moving, but after 3 hours I had a few. I’m glad you got to go to the one in Costa Rica. It is such a fun thing to do.

    • You have to tell me how it turns out for you! I ate almost the entire batch by myself. I really liked the little bit of “tartness” the raspberry sauce gave the sweet strawberry mousse but its not a must. I have to try out your tropical yoghurt parfait, it looks delicious and sounds like its a low calorie dessert (rare find!).

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