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STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE MOUSSE

This creamy strawberry mousse with addition of cream cheese is smooth, refreshing and simplest summer dessert when strawberries are in season.
Prep Time15 mins
Chilling time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: European
Keyword: cream cheese strawberry, simple strawberry dessert, strawberry, strawberry cream cheese mousse, strawbery mousse
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Julia

Ingredients

  • 1 package of gelatin 2 1/2 tsp of gelatin powder
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries washed, hulled and puréed
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract1 cup whipped cream whip the cream in advance
  • sliced strawberries and mint for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Wash, hulled and slice fresh strawberries and add them into the blender. Blend until smooth and strain to discard the seeds. Set aside.
    1 cup fresh strawberries
  • In a small bowl, empty the gelatin powder and pour over boiling water and stir until completely dissolved. Pour the gelatin into a blender (wash the blender, because you don't want to have a seeds' residue from strawberry purée).
    1 package of gelatin, 1/2 cup boiling water, 1/2 cup cold water
  • Add strawberry purée, cream cheese, vanilla extract and cold water. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth. In another medium bowl, whip the whipping cream until soft peaks.
    1 package of gelatin, 1 cup fresh strawberries, 1/2 cup cream cheese, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract1 cup whipped cream
  • In a large bowl, pour the blended strawberry cream cheese mixture and softly fold in the whipped cream.
  • Add mixture to desired dessert dishes and put in the fridge for two hours to set. Garnish with sliced strawberries and mint leaves. Enjoy!
    sliced strawberries and mint for garnish