Easy Strawberry Mousse

Easy Strawberry Mousse – you only need 4 ingredients to make fresh strawberry mousse! A perfect recipe for Valentine’s Day.

Easy Strawberry Mousse - you only need 4 ingredients to make fresh strawberry mousse! A perfect recipe for Valentine’s Day.Valentine’s Parfait Week continues! Did you miss yesterday’s Valentine themed parfait? See it here!

Sometimes recipes go really well, and turn out as planned, and other times they totally fail. Like a “the cake I just made is all over the floor” kind of fail.

And that’s exactly how this recipe was born, from a “the 3 layered cake I just made totally fell apart” kind of fail. See exhibit A below.

IMG_1885Doesn’t that cake just look appealing? Haha.

Easy Strawberry Mousse - you only need 4 ingredients to make fresh strawberry mousse! A perfect recipe for Valentine’s Day.My original intention was to share a recipe for a chocolate strawberry mousse 3 layer torte cake. Well, there it is! And because it worked out so wonderfully, I am going to keep the recipe a secret, because it’s just too good to share. :)

Easy Strawberry Mousse - you only need 4 ingredients to make fresh strawberry mousse! A perfect recipe for Valentine’s Day.When my cake started to buckle and the layers were sliding off, a light bulb went off inside my head.

Actually it was more like “I just used a whole container of fresh strawberries and paid an arm and a leg in the middle of January to make this mousse… I’m going to make something work!”

And the mousse was really good just by itself, so I realized it didn’t need to be used in a recipe, the mousse was the recipe. Tada, that’s how this recipe came to be!

Easy Strawberry Mousse - you only need 4 ingredients to make fresh strawberry mousse! A perfect recipe for Valentine’s Day.This mousse is great for eating with a spoon, dipping fruit into it, or serving it as a simple parfait with brownie or cake pieces in the bottom of each glass.

This mousse is not great as a filling for a cake because it’s too light, meaning it can’t hold up under the weight and support the layers of a cake.

Easy Strawberry Mousse

Yield: 4-6 servings

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, equal to one 16 oz container
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Wash and dry the strawberries. Dice them into small pieces. Place the diced strawberries and sugar in a blender and mix until pureed. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the heavy cream and powdered sugar and use an electric mixture to whip it into soft peaks.
  3. Once you have soft peaks, gently fold the strawberry puree into the cream, until everything is well combined. If you will be dividing the strawberry mousse into smaller containers, pour it into the containers and refrigerate for 30 minutes to one hour. If you will not be using the mousse right away, it can be covered and refrigerated overnight, until you’re ready to use.
The strawberry mousse can be served with chocolate cake or brownie pieces. Simply prepare a chocolate cake or brownie mix according to the directions on the package. Bake as directed and once cooled break the cake/brownies into smaller pieces and place them in the bottom of glass bowls and top with strawberry mousse.

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30 Responses to “Easy Strawberry Mousse”

  1. Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me — January 27, 2015 at 7:27 am

    I love these, they would be perfect to serve at a dinner party. Make ahead impressive yumminess! I am with you nothing worse then you spend all that money and time and the recipe fails.

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 28, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      It is the worst Amy! I’m glad is doesn’t happen too often!

  2. Joanie @ ZagLeft — January 27, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Goodness this mousse sounds fantastic! I love the simplicity of it and it’s so pretty too.

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 28, 2015 at 7:00 am

      Naturally flavored and naturally pink!

  3. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen — January 27, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Everything you make is so adorable! Love love love!!! Pinned!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 28, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      Awwww, you are sweet! Thanks Olivia!

  4. Melissa Falk — January 27, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Just in time, as I have a good amount of strawberries in my fridge :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 28, 2015 at 7:00 am

      Perfect timing Melissa!

  5. Christie — January 27, 2015 at 9:48 am

    A kitchen disaster averted. This mousse looks so good. What a great way to salvage it. You ended with the perfect recipe after all.

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 28, 2015 at 7:06 am

      Thank you Christie! Not all kitchen disasters end up like this one!

  6. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel — January 27, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Haha, we all have those days! This strawberry mousse looks amazing just as it is!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      I am glad you can relate Ashley!

  7. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) — January 27, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    You are so right! These are absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day! So adorable!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Jocelyn, aww thank you :)

  8. Becky | The Cookie Rookie — January 27, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    These are so cute! I love a good easy mousse to keep up your sleeve! And I want that tray they’re photographed on!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 28, 2015 at 7:01 am

      Oh! It’s just an old plate I found at the antique store for….. $1!!!!

  9. Kara — January 27, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Sorry your cake didn’t turn out. That’s always a bummer. But it sure is cute served in little cups, and the strawberry mousse sounds amazing!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 28, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      I guess I didn’t really lose in the end, huh? :)

  10. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — January 27, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Sometimes the failures are actually our biggest successes! The mousse looks great!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 28, 2015 at 7:05 am

      My husband said I went from drab to fab, haha :)

  11. Melanie | Melanie Makes — January 27, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    This mousse sounds absolutely dreamy, Beth!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 28, 2015 at 6:59 am

      Thank you Melanie, that’s a great word to describe it!

  12. Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl — January 27, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    You totally salvaged the ‘failure’ into something adorable and workable and delicious! This mousse looks so creamy, light, and refreshing! And it’s a great idea to stack it like a trifle with some cake pieces. It’d be fabulous as a dip too. Yum!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 28, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      The mousse would be a great addition to a trifle, contained inside a glass :)

  13. Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom — January 28, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Ok you totally made me feel better after I completely curdled the cheese last night in our broccoli cheddar soup, lol! It happens to all of us! This strawberry mousse looks fabulous!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 28, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      Hahaa, it really does happen, even to food bloggers :)

  14. There’s really nothing worse than realizing you’ve just wasted time and money, but you totally made it work! These sound so delicious!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 30, 2015 at 7:29 am

      I know! Especially when you’re banking on a recipe working!

  15. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — February 2, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Way to go! I would have cried if all of that went to waste! Pass me a spoon!! :D

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 4, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      I’m glad I was able to save it too!

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