Saturday, February 20, 2010

Strawberry Mousse

My son asked if we could make Smoothies for Family Night dessert this week. After a quick look in the fridge, I realized we didn't have the exact ingredients we needed and I wasn't up for a grocery run that day. We had some frozen strawberries and some heavy whipping cream that needed to be used up in the next few days, so I set off to come up with something. What I ended up with that night was a yummy, creamy and light strawberry mousse! The mousse was a hit with everyone in the house and we'll definitely make it again! Maybe next time we'll even try some different fruits!

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp water
1 tsp gelatin
2 cups heavy whipping cream

Place the strawberries, sugar and water in a saucepan. Cook over medium low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved and the strawberries are soft.

Pour the mixture into a blender and add gelatin. Pulse mixture until smooth. Set aside to cool.

While cooling, pour the whipping cream into a mixer bowl and mix on high until stiff peaks form (I used the wire whisk attachment).

Once strawberry mixture is cool, fold the whipped cream into mixture to blend. Pour into dishes or glasses and refrigerate to set.


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