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Author Notes: Refreshingly sweet, light and aromatic strawberry mousse that is whipped with just a touch of sugar, a dash of champagne and a secret ingredient to hold it all together in a most delightful and smooth summer dessert. It is truly a spoon of royal summer for your family, your friends, and most of all – for you, my dear cook. This recipe was inspired by one of the menus that was served to the last Russian Royal family in 1913, as well as by a Russian cookbook author Marina Dorogova. For more information visit my blog www.suburbancountess.com —Luda Cheremeteff
- 4 full cups fresh quatered strawberries
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 2 packets of plain gelatin
- 1/4 cup of champagne
- 4 tablespoons of flattened champagne
- Mash strawberries with a masher
- Add sugar and gently mix
- Dissolve gelatin in flattened champagne over low heat, avoid boiling
- Add dissolved warm gelatin to mashed strawberries
- Whip the mixture with hand mixer on medium to high speed for 4 minutes
- Add 1/4 cup or a splash of champagne into whipped mixture, and gently mix it in
- Spoon into ramekins
- Let the mousse settle at room temperature for 30 to 40 minutes
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best No-Bake Desserts