Easy Strawberry Mousse

My loyal readers know I have this little love affair with berries, and who doesn’t love a no-bake dessert?? When I spied this sublime Easy Strawberry Mousse on Christy’s blog, I knew I had to treat my family.

Strawberry Mousse - A sweet. creamy spring time dessert

Easy Strawberry Mousse

May is when we finally see strawberries at our farmers’ market. Though many grocery store berries are lovely, nothing compares to the ultra sweet, local spring berries. It’s still a bit too early for harvest around here, but I was able to find some fragrant strawberries for this picture perfect strawberry mousse.

Strawberry Mousse - A sweet. creamy spring time dessert

My Blogger CLUE Assignment

I was the lucky recipient of the blog of my sweet friend, Christy, Confessions of a Culinary Diva.  Her Strawberry Mousse Forever enticed me with the cute title, then reeled me in with the list of ingredients.

TWO pounds of strawberries were utilized to create an intense berry flavor—and strawberry mousse is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring. Christy and I both participate in the French Fridays with Dorie group and I finally got to meet her in person last fall in Seattle.

Besides being a terrific writer and a successful banker, she is kind and lovely—we had so many laughs especially when we met some over served Canadians. Thanks for this terrific recipe, Christy.


Easy Strawberry Mousse

Strawberry Mousse | A sweet. creamy spring time dessert

Fresh Strawberry Mousse, an elegant berry dessert!

Recipe courtesy of Cook’s Illustrated via Confessions of a Culinary Diva (slightly adapted)

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Category: Dessert


  • 2 pounds strawberries, hulled (6½ cups total)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry liqueur (Chambord is preferred)
  • 1¾ teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup cream (4 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature, cut into 8 pieces
  • Berries and whipped cream to garnish, if desired


  1. Reserve 3 strawberries to use as garnish.
  2. Pulse remaining strawberries in food processor in two batches until most pieces are between ½ to ¼ inch thick (approximately 6-10 pulses). Transfer the berries to a bowl and toss with ¼ cup sugar and salt. Cover and let stand for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not wash food processor.
  3. Place heavy cream in the bowl of the stand mixer and refrigerate cream and bowl until ready to use.
  4. Strain strawberries through fine-mess strainer set in small saucepan, rendering a minimum of ⅔ cup juice. Reserve juice, and do not wash bowl. Return strained strawberries to the food processor and process until smooth 15-20 seconds. Strain puree through fine-mesh strainer into now empty bowl, pressing on solids to remove seeds and pulp until you have 1⅔ cup of puree.
  5. Place Chambord or raspberry liqueur in a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin over liqueur and let sit until gelatin softens about 5 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, cook reserved juice over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 3 tablespoons, about 10 minutes (syrup will be thick). Remove from heat. Pour gelatin mixture over hot syrup and whisk to dissolve. Add softened cream cheese and whisk vigorously until smooth. Whisk in the 1 2/3 cups strawberry puree until combined.
  7. Using the stand mixer fitted with the whisk, whip chilled cream and remaining ¼ cup till the cream holds peaks. Add berry mixture and mix on low until no white streaks remain, 10-15 seconds. Portion into dessert dishes and chill for at least 4 hours.
  8. Garnish with whipped cream and strawberry halves.
  9. Mousse will keep up to 48 hours.


Total time does not reflect chilling time


  1. Creamy, dreamy and delicious!

  2. This is kind of the dessert I eat very often during the berry season. Yours looks so beautiful!

  3. Those little cups of mousse look so beautiful and delicious! Perfect for our berry month.

  4. Lizzy , I love all your desserts especially those with raspberries and strawberries 😀 This mousse looks pretty as a picture , perfect treat for summer !

  5. What a perfect summer dessert.

  6. Yes, please! I love berries too and this mousse looks and sounds AMAZING!

  7. Strawberry mousse? Count me in! What a fun idea — something different from the usual chocolate (not that I’m turning down any chocolate mousse, mind you!). Really nice — thanks.

  8. YES please!! This looks like a perfect summer dessert!

  9. I love creamy desserts that are packed with fruity flavor. So lovely and the perfect dessert for warmer weather.

  10. That’s a lot of berries! I must be berrylicious! (Sorry. I couldn’t help myself!)

  11. Cool and creamy and full of strawberry flavor! This mousse is divine, Liz. Great pick for this month’s berry theme!

  12. This recipe sounds amazing! I absolutely love how light and fluffy that mousse is – absolute heaven!

  13. Lizzy! I love berries too and this look beautiful!:)

  14. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Very pretty! Looks nice and light, change that strawberry topper for some blueberries and it’s down right patriotic:@)

  15. Enticing recipe, indeed, Liz! Looking it up now on Christy’s site.

  16. Light and creamy mousse…my weakness….

  17. This Mousse sounds heavenly, Liz! Your description has my mouth watering! Gorgeous!

  18. These are so pretty, Liz! I love that there is some chambord in this recipe. What a delicious addition 🙂

  19. This is amazing. Such a great creamy and flavourful mousse.

  20. So chic ! This dessert is elegant and beautiful ! I’m sure that is so tasty!

  21. I wish it was strawberry season.. 🙂

  22. Pretty dessert. Didn’t realize May is strawberry month for you.

  23. I always get excited this time of year when the berries start popping up. I cannot wait to go berry picking at our local farm.

  24. This is so beautiful, I just love the pale pink color. I do not eat enough mousse – I really need to try this one, that hint of Chambord sounds perfect!

  25. That looks SO amazing – decadent, but light, tasty and refreshing…. what more could you ask for!?

  26. I think this is the prettiest mousse ever, Liz! That color is just gorgeous!

  27. Gosh, this strawberry mousse looks amazing! Instead of serving size being 4-6 it would be 2 in my case because I’d want so much more! 🙂

  28. Liz – my mouth is officially watering right now! This looks and sounds amazing! I bet is did not last long in your house!

  29. ooooooooh it would make Michael’s day if I made him this mousse!

  30. 6 1/2 cups of strawberries plus Chambord would indeed be berry intense…And make this Ninja Baker berry happy!

  31. Strawberry Mousse has my name written all over it. All these years everyone just keeps presenting the chocolate mousse deal and no one has ever once told me you could make strawberry mousse, until now1 Thanks!

  32. I can’t get enough of strawberries whenever the season is here. Love this mousse, it’s so creamy and the color is so pretty!

  33. Your presentation is always on point! I can count on one hand the times I’ve made mousse but I see lots more of it in my future. This recipe will definitely be one of them.

  34. Lizzy,
    This mousse looks delicious. My older sister will flip when I make this for her.

  35. Oh wow – this looks so good! I would so love to sink a spoon into this for dessert!

  36. Your mousse looks lusciously smooth and the color beautiful.

  37. Love to have it anytime

  38. Love it

  39. looks wonderful, stunning photos!

  40. Thanks for a super idea….I can easily make this dessert low-carb. 🙂

  41. divya sharma says:

    Loved it! Made it last night and all the ladies in my office asked for the recipe!! This will be a go to in my recipe box!

  42. I love how fresh this is and this is perfect for the Valentines for a perfect ending for a romantic meal!


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