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Strawberry Mousse Recipe For Two

A light no-bake dessert that is fresh and creamy with a strong strawberry flavor. The strawberry juice is reduced to give it that concentrated berry flavor. This is a no-egg mousse that you can make ahead without fear of having it get runny. A delicious treat any time of year.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit dessert, mousse, no-bake dessert, refrigerator dessert, strawberry mousse
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Thawing time for strawberries: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 420kcal


  • 1 pound frozen strawberries 3 1/4 cups
  • 1/4 cup sugar, separated 50 grams
  • 3/4 teaspoon unflavored gelatin 1.75 grams
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, cut into 4 pieces softened 56.2/3 grams
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 59 1/2 grams
  • 2 Tablespoons Strawberry liqueur


  • Thaw the frozen strawberries in a fine wire sieve/colander over a bowl to collect the juice. When they're thawed press on them gently with a rubber spatula to collect a but more.
  • Measure 3 Tablespoons of the juice in a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over juice. You can also add the liqueur now if you wish. Let sit until the gelatin softens, about 5 minutes.
  • Place remaining juice in a small saucepan with 2 Tablespoons of sugar and cook over medium-high heat until the juice is reduced by half.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, add the softened gelatin mixture, and stir until the gelatin has dissolved. Add the cream cheese and whisk until smooth. transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
  • Transfer the strawberries from the sieve to a food processor. Puree. Add the strawberry puree to the juice-gelatin mixture and whisk until combined.
  • Using your mixer fitted with a whisk, whip the heavy cream on medium-low speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Increase speed to high and whip until soft peaks form, about 1 to 3 minutes.
  • Gradually add remaining 2 Tablespoons of sugar and whip until stiff peaks form, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Fold whipped cream into strawberry mixture until no white streaks remain. Portion into two dessert dishes.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours and up to 48 hours. If chilled longer than 6 hours let the mousse sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Garnish with additional whipped cream and strawberries


  • Make sure cream cheese is soft.
  • Use a food processor for pureeing the berries makes it easy.
  • If the mousse is chilled longer than 6 hours, let the mousse sit at room temperature before serving.
  • Serve garnished with additional whipped cream and strawberries.


Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 133mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg