Strawberry Mousse – Melt-in-Mouth Delight

Posted: June 14, 2013 in Mousse
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strawberrymousse

Recently, I have started liking Mousse due to its creamy, soft & airy texture. Mousse is a type of food that incorporates air bubbles to give light and airy texture which can be categorized in savory or sweet category. It can either be made with whipped eggs or with whipped cream. I have tried Mango Mousse with whipped cream which tasted very nice (watch out for future blog post). It then inspired me to make a Mousse low in calories & fat without compromising richness and taste. This led me to make this recipe which I can indulge as much as I want as its ‘guilt free’. Its perfect for summer as its easy on stomach. In this recipe, I have made mousse using Tofu but I was skeptical and wasn’t sure how it will turn out. To my surprise it actually tasted delicious and has almost similar rich &  creamy texture as butter or cream. This is an elegant dish which can be made in a short time. I have adapted this recipe from whippedbaking.com.

Ingredients :-

For the Mousse

Tofu, Firm and drained
1 14 oz container/400 gms (approx)
Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup
Fresh Strawberries
2 16 oz container/1 kg(approx)
Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon

For the Strawberry Sauce

Fresh Strawberries
12 oz/350 gms (approx)
Brown Sugar
3 tablespoons

Method :-

To make the Mousse :-

  •  Blend tofu, sugar, strawberries, and lemon juice in a food processor until it forms smooth paste. Pour into individual cups and chill before serving.

To make the Strawberry sauce :-

  • Heat a pan on medium heat. Add strawberries and sugar to it and let the strawberries boil till it reduces in sauce like texture. This will take about 10-15 minutes. For me it took 12 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and strain it through colander. Leave strawberries on colander to drip liquid, gently pushing them with a spoon to squeeze out more syrup.
  • Refrigerate it until use.

Assembling the mousse :-

  • Cut some cubes of fresh strawberries and mint leaves for garnishing.
  • Take out the chilled mousse from refrigerator and drizzle the sauce on top of it.
  • Garnish with strawberries and mint leaves.
  • Serve cold.

strawberry mousse

Note :-

  • You can try this recipe with any seasonal fruits.
  • If fresh strawberries are not available, you can use frozen as well.
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Comments
  1. Shweta says:

    Hi Supriya,

    Its a great ,easy n quick recipe and perfect to enjoy for summer. how does it work if i substitute tofu?

    • singhsupriya says:

      Thanks Shweta!!You can use Agar Agar(or Gelatine, Agar Agar is veg version of gelatin) to set the strawberries and then fold it up with whipped cream..I will soon post Mango mousse which I tried with Agar Agar powder.. 🙂

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