Quick strawberry mousse
So delicious, this mousse is easy to make and it looks so fancy! Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best. It only takes 15 minutes to prepare and then the individual mousse cups go into the fridge. An impressive dessert. I highly recommend you make it. Enjoy!
11 small 60 ml cups
150 grams strawberries
40 grams instant vanilla pudding powder mix (2 Tbsp)
250 ml whipping cream
80 grams sugar (1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp)
For the shortcrust crumbs:
80 grams flour
60 grams butter
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat an oven to 180°C.
2. To prepare the crumbs: Place the ingredients in the bowl of a mixer and process until you get coarse crumbs. Gather together and press down onto the pan. Bake for around 15 minutes or until golden. Let cool and then crumble.
3. Place the strawberries in a food processor and process into a puree. You should end up with 1/2 cup of strawberry puree.
4. Place the cream, instant vanilla pudding mix, sugar, and strawberry puree in the bowl of a mixer and whip into a soft but stable mousse.
5. Transfer the mousse to a piping bag and pipe into the cups up to 3/4 full. Cool for half an hour and place 1 tsp of the crumbs over the top and refrigerate for a few hours.
6. I always have a stash of butter biscuit crumbs in the freezer but you can always use crushed biscuits of choice instead.
Good to know…
The mousse is great even without the crumb topping. The amount of sugar depends on the sweetness of the strawberries. Don’t add it all at once but rather taste first and then decide whether you need to add more.
150 grams of strawberries = 1/2 cup of strawberry puree. You can’t leave the vanilla pudding mix out. If you want to make this non-dairy, use a non-dairy cream instead of the regular whipping cream. The color of the mousse depends on the strawberries. If you want a brighter color, you can add two drops of red food coloring to the strawberry puree.