Author Notes: Sometimes we all need to make a dessert without spending the entire day in the kitchen, right? I like these easy peasy recipes, especially when entertaining and pushed for time, they make a great finale for any dinner. Take the stress out, make it a day ahead!
The mousse is made of fresh strawberries to keep the dessert fresh and fruity. The other ingredients are heavy cream, powdered sugar and lemon juice! Add a drop of strawberry essence ( strawberry extract) for a more vivid taste! —Hadia Zbib Khanafer
grams . fresh fully ripe strawberries, hulled, washed and drained
cup heavy cream
tablespoons powdered sugar
tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
drop strawberry extract
tablespoons strawberry jam
- Leave the heavy cream at least 4 hours in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
- Transfer the heavy cream to a mixing bowl. Increase the speed to high and begin whipping, you will notice the cream will become frothy, continue to whip until firm peaks form. Refrigerate immediately.
- Puree the strawberries in a food processor or an immersion blender. Transfer to a saucepan, add the sugar and lemon juice. Cook over low medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture is reduced to 2/3 cup. Add strawberry essence, if used. Set aside to completely cool down. Fold into the whipped cream and stir gently to homogenize the mixture.
- Transfer to small ramekins and refrigerate immediately for a minimum of 4 hours. Garnish with strawberry jam and strawberries. Enjoy!!