Quick and Easy Strawberry Mousse is the perfect summertime dessert. Light and airy with sweet strawberries and can be made ahead to be ready when you are!
Strawberries are in abundance right now. I keep seeing signs about there being a shortage, but, at least in my store, they are running from a 1.29-1.49 a pint. This is amazing, considering my 4-year-old goes through 2 to 3 pints a week. It actually isn’t strawberry season for us here in South Florida, our strawberry season starts around January, which is when you can actually pick them yourself, rather than buy them at the grocery store.
Regardless of how we get them, strawberries are a favorite around here. Strawberries are one of the 4 fruits she will eat. Strawberries, apples, grapes (purple only) and watermelon (only if the seeds are all removed).
All Things Strawberries
My favorite thing about strawberries is how versatile they are- smoothies, pies (I once made a strawberry pie that turned into strawberry soup, but it was still tasty!), sauces. This quick and easy strawberry mousse uses my strawberry sauce recipe and whipping cream to create an easy luscious dish you will want again and again! Plus, it’s naturally gluten free.
Quick and Easy Strawberry Mousse
Honestly, there aren’t many recipe notes, but I always like to give a little guidance just in case.
- Always make sure your whipping cream is really cold. If it isn’t it just doesn’t whip well. I like to buy it in boxes from Trader Joe’s because it is shelf stable and it always tends to go bad on me when I buy the little containers.
- You can find the original strawberry sauce recipe HERE. I like to use agave syrup, but you can use honey if you prefer. If you have strawberries that are starting to get a little soft, this quick and easy strawberry sauce is perfect for them.
- Go crazy. Add a few chopped nuts or some crushed up cookies to the top!
- Make ahead- these quick and easy strawberry mousse desserts can easily be made ahead and refrigerated until time to serve.
- If you have too many strawberries (like that could ever be a problem!), they can easily be frozen with these instructions HERE.
That’s about it! I know you will love these as much as we do. If you try it (or any of my recipes!) be sure to take a picture and tag me on social media – @eatatourtable.
Happy Gluten Free Eating!
Quick and Easy Strawberry Mousse
- 2 pounds Fresh Strawberries stemmed and cut
- 1/3 cup golden agave syrup (or honey)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup strawberry sauce ingredients above
- Combine Strawberries, agave, vanilla, and lemon juice in a small pot.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently and breaking up strawberries for about 5 minutes.
- Strawberries should be soft and easily mashed.
- Strain strawberry mixture into bowl using a mesh strainer.
- Press strawberries to get as much of the juice and syrup out as possible. Place left over strawberry mash aside to use in smoothies later.
- Pour strawberry sauce back into pot and bring to a boil, stirring frequently, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
- Let cool.
- Whip together whipping cream and sugar until peaks form.
- Fold in 1/3 cup strawberry sauce
- Place about 2 Tablespoons strawberry sauce in bottom of small bowl or small mason jar. Top with whipped cream strawberry mixture.
- Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
- Top with fresh strawberries.