You know those people that say they could burn water? Well at school I was one of those people I failed Home-Economics. My final grade was all to do with a Lemon Mousse – it was so bad that it actually never made it home as it didn’t set. In fact after the Tuna Bake, the bread that never rose this was the final straw and I failed and asked to find an alternative subject – so I did Design, Technology, and Electronics! Since then, I have never tried to make a mousse until last week. I have lots of overripe strawberries and although I knew I wanted to make my strawberry muffins I wanted to conquer my fear and create a Strawberry Mousse especially as it would use the egg whites left over from that recipe.

Delicious light and fluffy traditional strawberry mousse recipe ideal to use those overripe strawberries left in the fridge. Perfect for summer menus.

Hidden on my cookbook shelves is a book from my great-grandmother Everything Within from the News Chronicles. It is wonderful and I’ve shared a recipe from there with you before – the traditional Lemon Cordial which is one of my favourites.

Delicious light and fluffy traditional strawberry mousse recipe ideal to use those overripe strawberries left in the fridge. Perfect for summer menus.

But, hidden in those pages is a recipe for Raspberry Mousse. Now after the Raspberry and Vanilla Cheesecake Bars I have no Raspberries left but from our pick your own adventure but plenty of overripe strawberries.

Ingredients needed for Traditional Strawberry Mousse

150 ml Double Cream

3 egg whites

50g Caster Sugar

200g Overripe Strawberries

Icing Sugar for taste

Step by Step to make Traditional Strawberry Mousse

Delicious light and fluffy traditional strawberry mousse recipe ideal to use those overripe strawberries left in the fridge. Perfect for summer menus.

  1. Cover the strawberries with the sugar
  2. Pulp the strawberries so that they form a liquid set aside
  3. Whisk up the double cream until it forms peaks
  4. Whisk the strawberries and double cream together
  5. In a bowl add the egg whites and a pinch of sugar
  6. Mix until you have a meringue type mix
  7. Take a spoon of your egg white and fold into the strawberry and cream mix
  8. Continue folding gently in the rest of the egg whites
  9. Take a small taste
  10. Add icing sugar to your taste gently folding it in
  11. Place into serving glasses and into the fridge
  12. Leave in the fridge for 3hrs minimum

Delicious light and fluffy traditional strawberry mousse recipe ideal to use those overripe strawberries left in the fridge. Perfect for summer menus.

The mixture can be made the day before and left in the fridge covered and served chilled.

Delicious light and fluffy traditional strawberry mousse recipe ideal to use those overripe strawberries left in the fridge. Perfect for summer menus.

Traditional Strawberry Mousse

Delicious light and fluffy traditional strawberry mousse recipe ideal to use those overripe strawberries left in the fridge. Perfect for summer menus.
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Course: Dessert
Servings: 4 people
Author: Cerys Parker

Ingredients

  • 150 ml Double Cream
  • 3 egg whites
  • 50 g Caster Sugar
  • 200 g Overripe Strawberries
  • Icing Sugar for taste

Instructions

  • Cover the strawberries with the sugar
  • Pulp the strawberries so that they form a liquid set aside
  • Whisk up the double cream until it forms peaks
  • Whisk the strawberries and double cream together
  • In a bowl add the egg whites and a pinch of sugar
  • Mix until you have a meringue type mix
  • Take a spoon of your egg white and fold into the strawberry and cream mix
  • Continue folding gently in the rest of the egg whites
  • Take a small taste
  • Add icing sugar to your taste gently folding it in
  • Place into serving glasses and into the fridge
  • Leave in the fridge for 3hrs minimum
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Delicious light and fluffy traditional strawberry mousse recipe ideal to use those overripe strawberries left in the fridge. Perfect for summer menus.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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