"Strawberries are the angels of the earth, innocent and sweet with green leafy wings reaching heavenward."
Oh I love Spring. Strawberries are definitely my favorite spring time food, and this mousse is one of my favorite things to do with those lovely berries.
Years ago a friend of mine and I made this, and her boyfriend ate so much of it, it gave him a stomach ache. He immediately went to walk it off. I remember it so vividly because I had never heard of someone going to walk after over eating to help him stop feeling that way. It makes sense I guess. But for me the last thing I want to do after being stuffed, is walking, I'm a lay on the couch kind of girl. That's probably why I struggle with my weight. Maybe I need to take up the practice of "walking it off".
This is a cinch to make, I mean really easy. It's a no cook recipe, so it's perfect for warm weather.
Only 5 ingredients too!
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If you are making this for eating after dinner, make sure you make it at least a few hours ahead. It needs to get cold and set up completely.
And if you eat too much, go for a walk, I hear it helps.
Want another great, easy spring time pudding recipe?
Lemon Cream Pudding
Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse
makes 4 servings
8 oz (224 g.) package cream cheese
10 oz. - 2 cups, ( 283 g.) fresh strawberries, stems removed, washed and sliced
1/2 cup (125 ml) 4 oz. heavy cream
1/2 cup (55g.) powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
more sweetened whipped cream for topping, if desired
more fresh strawberries for topping, if desired
Place cream cheese, fresh strawberries, vanilla and powdered sugar in a food processor or blender. Puree them together until smooth. Then place the cream cheese mixture in a large bowl.
Whip the heavy cream just until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
Spoon the mousse into individual bowls, glasses or cups. Refrigerate a few hours before serving. Top the individual servings with sweetened whipped cream and a fresh strawberry.