Lightened Fresh Strawberry Mousse

Lots of fresh strawberries are the basis for this delicious, smooth and creamy strawberry mousse made with healthier ingredients.
Love all the fresh strawberries in this. Makes it healthier. Need to try for Mother's Day.

Oh, I have to laugh a little about this recipe. The whole idea was built around these adorable tea-cup molds I got them for Christmas a couple of years ago and had not used them yet. I have been wanting to use them for a while and finally decided I was going to make a recipe specifically for them. That is how I decided to make a strawberry mousse. Woo, lightening a mousse is not easy. The basis of a mousse is usually fresh whipped cream. I cannot use a few cups of whipped cream and consider it a light recipe. This recipe took lots of trial and error to finally get it right. I wanted lots of strawberry flavor and a thick and creamy consistency. The two do not easily go hand in hand.

Love all the fresh strawberries in this. Makes it healthier. Need to try for Mother's Day.

The first time I made Strawberry Mousse, it was lacking strawberry flavor. Oops! That is not good for a strawberry mousse recipe, and the consistency was runny. In other words, a total fail. On the second attempt, I still wanted more strawberry flavor, but the consistency was much better. Finally after the third try, I was thrilled with the outcome. Fresh strawberries naturally flavor this mousse plus it is smooth and creamy. My perseverance paid off. Now I’ve got a delicious recipe, and I can use these adorable tea-cup molds. I am happy, happy, happy. Hope you are too. Give this recipe a try and let me know. Post a picture on Instagram with #fooddonelight so I can see it.

Love all the fresh strawberries in this. Makes it healthier. Need to try for Mother's Day.

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Love all the fresh strawberries in this. Makes it healthier. Need to try for Mother's Day.

Strawberry Mousse

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 75 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups unsweetened cashew milk divided
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Place strawberries and sugar in a food processor or blender and puree.
  2. Pour into a medium saucepan, and bring to a simmer. Simmer until strawberries have reduced in half.
  3. While strawberries are reducing, place 2 tbsp. milk into a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin on top.
  4. Add remaining milk to the strawberries and heat until very warm.
  5. Whisk in gelatin and continue to stir until gelatin has dissolved.
  6. Set aside to cool slightly.
  7. In a bowl, whip cream and Greek yogurt together until soft peaks form.
  8. Stir in a quarter of the whipped yogurt into the strawberries.
  9. Carefully fold in the rest of the whipped yogurt.
  10. Pour into eight 6 oz. ramekins.
  11. Cover and refrigerate for at least 5 hours, or until set.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 4 Weight Watcher smart points.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Love all the fresh strawberries in this. Makes it healthier. Need to try for Mother's Day.

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Comments

  1. I have never seen cashew milk in any of my stores , What can I substitute for it in this?
  2. I loveee anything with strawberries and this looks incredible! What a delicious dessert!
  3. Mmm, and cashew milk is my favorite - I can see how it helps make these rich and yummy! love the recipe!
  4. Oh this looks so delicious, and pretty too! Strawberry mousse is one of my favourites, and I love that this is a bit healthier :)
  5. Light. Flavorful. Fresh. Spring. These are all good!
  6. I love how you lightened this up! Only 1/4 cup of cream is much better than 2 cups! Tea cups are adorable!
  7. Christie, your Lightened Fresh Strawberry Mousse looks like such a perfectly lovely dessert for the spring. This will be a beautiful dessert to serve at a dinner party! Thanks for the recipe and inspiration!
  8. This looks delightful. I love strawberries, in fact my grandson wants a vanilla and strawberry cake for his birthday. Fresh berries are so good!! Looks like a great dessert to me.
  9. those molds are adorable! and the mousse sounds delicious. I'm not sure i would have had the patience to try and try again but I bet it was worth all the effort
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Heather, I try to remember that my attempts to make something better usually pay off. Although I have a stack of recipes that did not work the first time and I never tried them again!
  10. This looks amazing! It's totally for everyone spring vibes. Great idea to use cashew milk here, fantastic!
  11. BEAUTIFUL photos, and this mousse sounds amazing! Love the teacup molds too. What a beautiful lightened up dessert to serve at Mother's Day coming up!
  12. I've been wanting to make strawberry mousse for awhile now. I can't wait to give your well tested recipe a try!
  13. Love those teacup molds!! I want about 10,000 of them!!! Each one of them can be filled with this amazing mousse too!
  14. Erica Schwarz says
    Your photos for this recipe are so pretty! The molds with the mousse are lovely. I LOVE that you made a mousse with cashew milk and gelatin - BRILLIANT

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