Dessert- Strawberry Mousse
- 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups whipping or double cream
- 1 tbsp. halal gelatin powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla essence
- chocolate shavings or sprinkles for garnishing
Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget
Place the chopped strawberries in a pan with the cup of water, add the half cup of sugar and bring to a simmer. Let this boil until the strawberries become soft and mushy and the sugar is dissolved. Give it a taste, if needed you can add more sugar as per your taste. If the strawberries are sweet you will not need much, if they are tart you will need a bit more.
Once satisfied with the sweetness, turn off the heat and immediately add the gelatine powder and mix it in well whilst it is still hot. Then place this pan in a bowl of cold/icy water to help begin to cool it down quickly. This mixture should be cool but do not allow it to set.
Whilst it cools, whip the cream with 2 tbsp of sugar and the vanilla essence over a dish of icy water until soft peaks form. Do not over-whip.
Set aside or refrigerate for a while.
Check on the strawberry pulp. If it has cooled completely, blend the mixture properly, then pour it back into a bowl. Add the whipped cream gradually whilst folding with a spatula until well combined. You can reserve some whipped cream for decoration.
Serve into individual bowls, cover and refrigerate. Allow the mousse to set, preferably overnight.
When ready to serve, decorate with a dollop of whipped cream, some chocolate shavings, sprinkles, sliced strawberries...anything you like!
Raspberries can be substituted for the strawberries.