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Strawberry Mousse for Two

This Strawberry Mousse for Two is a very simple dessert, and it incorporates the strawberry, a symbol of spring. Whip the cream, and mix with sugar and strawberries, emphasis on strawberries. Spring has sprung, so we can finally shift our choice of ingredients. It’s not that strawberries were never available, I guess it’s more a mental shift.

Strawberry Mousse Two Top


This dessert is not meant to be fancy or anything, just really flavorful and served in tall glasses for some additional flair. You will be eating fresh fruit with cream, and that may be simple, but when you realize that across the pond in the UK, during the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, people can’t get enough of strawberries and cream and cannot stop talking about it as if it is something special. So let’s agree this dessert it worth eating and simple to make, so no excuses. Not everything has to be complicated; usually the simplest of things, when they look right, feel right, taste right are more satisfying than a work of art that is not totally what you anticipated.

So here is how this Strawberry Mousse for Two come together:

Whip cream and place fruit in a food processor. Process to a puree. Add the 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and pulse briefly to combine. You can also use an immersion blender. At this moment you can pour the strawberry mousse through a sieve, if you want a super smooth mousse. I prefer not to do that, and actually enjoy the crunchy pieces that you’ll have when you make strawberry puree.

Combine whipped cream and strawberries puree. Don’t mix more than necessary, the more air stays in the cream the better. Place in fridge for a few hours, allow it to thicken just a little bit. Now it is time to fill the glasses, in the following order: strawberry pieces, mousse, strawberry pieces, mousse and finally decoration. Don’t want to go the fancy way, just pour it in a bowl; the taste does not change.

Strawberry Mousse For Two

Strawberry Mousse for Two

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Wash the strawberries, hull them and cut them in quarters (leave a few pieces behind for decoration) and place fruit in a food processor. Process to a puree. Add the 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and pulse briefly to combine. You can also use an immersion blender.
  • In a bowl mix whipping cream with vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and whip it stiff.
  • Mix the strawberries with the whipped cream and place bowl in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • Divide 1/4 of pieces of strawberries over 2 tall glasses, spoon 1/4 of mousse on top, strawberry pieces again and remaining mousse.
  • Top with a strawberry.

 

 

 

 

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