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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

Easy Strawberry Mousse

Yield: 4-6 servings
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


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


  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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  1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. 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!

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

  11. This mousse sounds absolutely dreamy, Beth!

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  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!

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

  16. Can I fill cupcake with this mousse? Thanks!
    Something happened to me to with a cake. It didn’t rise, the frosting was really loose, and it looked like a pancak. It was beautiful in the end after I covered up the mistakes. Lesson learned! Sorry about the double message if another post from me shows up. I think it deleted. Who knows. Anyway, happy baking!

  17. Is this mousse firm enough to put ON TOP of a cake? I like to top my cheesecakes with mousse!

  18. Can I make this with frozen/defrosted strawberries? They aren’t in season now…Thanks so much for your help and guidance!

  19. My mousse has been in the fridge for 3 hours now and it hasn’t set. Should I try the freezer? 

  20. Thank you for the great recipe!! This was my first attempt at whipping cream – I added a little vanilla while whipping for a little extra kick. My family loved it! Thanks again!! 

  21. Years ago in high school for a school project i made strawberry mousse from an old cookbook.i couldnt remember the exact recipe so i looked up yours to try.all the ingredients seem the same,so we shall see if it tastes as good asi remember!

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