Chef's 3-Ingredient No-Cook Faux Strawberry Mousse Recipe May Become Your Favorite Summer Dessert by Chef Gigi

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10 months ago

Chef's 3-Ingredient No-Cook Faux Strawberry Mousse Recipe May Become Your Favorite Summer Dessert

Want a fresh dessert? This easy three-ingredient faux strawberry mousse dessert recipe is not a traditional mousse recipe. The mousse is prepared without egg whites or gelling agents. I usually cook anything with granulated sugar to dissolve the crystals, but this faux strawberry mousse recipe just works. And it's so good, we're pretty sure it may become your favorite summer dessert!

My family loves this simple strawberry dessert, and not one of them noticed that it was not cooked. Shhhhhhh! Let's face it, who wants to be cooking in the kitchen when it's hot out during the summer months? Not me! This season is one of those times you need something fast, no-bake, no hassle, but still delicious.

For this no-cook strawberry dessert you'll need fresh strawberries, granulated sugar and heavy whipping cream. The strawberries and sugar and blended into a puree, and the heavy cream is whipped. Some of the strawberry puree is stirred into the whipped cream. The puree and strawberry whipped cream are layered in individual serving bowls and garnished with fresh strawberries (leave the strawberry leaves on for color). So easy and delicious!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 1 hour to chill (minimum)
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, cleaned and hulled
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Add the strawberries and sugar to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Puree. Remove 1/2 cup of puree and set aside.
  2. Whip the cream to stiff peaks in the bowl of a stand mixer or use a hand-held mixer. Fold in the puree.
  3. Divide the reserved 1/2 cup of puree between 8-ounce individual dessert bowls. Top with the strawberry mousse or layer. 
  4. Refrigerate for about an hour or overnight, if desired. Top with fresh sliced strawberries.

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Elisa Schmitz
Wow, Chef Gigi , this is amazing! Few ingredients with major impact. The perfect summer dessert recipe! #yum
Chef Gigi
Just the way we like it! Hu! :)
John Eckels
I really want to make this! What are your thoughts on adding 1/2 a block of cream cheese? I would whip the cream cheese then add the heavy cream and whip again. I did something similar when making Strawberry Pretzel Salad. The mixture was really rich.
Chef Gigi
Hi Mr-John - that sounds absolutely delicious. Yes, you can do that. I say you can do whatever you want! Here’s a pro tip —if you add a little splash or two seltzer water to the cream cheese before mixing, it will really lighten the cheese addition up ! Lemme know how it works out! Bon Appetit!
John Eckels
It was most excellent! I think I need to find the splash guard for the mixer next time! I forgot to reserve some of the puree but I will do that next time. Thanks for sharing
Chef Gigi
So funny! Here’s another professional tip -put your mixer on the lowest speed possible and place a clean towel over the top, then turn your mixer on . We sometimes use parchment paper. I’m so happy you love the recipe feel free to reach out if you ever have any questions in the future! Mr-John

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