This Strawberry Mousse is a smooth and creamy dessert that is made with just four simple ingredients. Topped with a fresh strawberry this light and easy dessert is a delicious treat!
You could say that I’m on a bit of a strawberry kick right now. First, I made this strawberry sauce and now I’m whipping up this homemade strawberry mousse. I hope you like strawberries, friends! And if you don’t, then we can’t be friends. Of course, I’m only joking, and I promise to share some non-strawberry recipes next week!
But if strawberries are the name of your game, then I’ve got another winner for you. This strawberry mousse is smooth, creamy, and made with just four ingredients. It’s subtly sweet and the perfect dessert for the warm weather ahead of us and all things having to do with spring.
And if you’ve been hanging around here long enough, then you know I’m a big fan of no-bake desserts. This peanut butter cheesecake and these cherry pie bites have been a hit with both the hubster and you guys. So naturally, it was time for me to create another no-bake dessert.
This fresh strawberry mousse is perfect to eat with just a spoon (my favorite) or to use as a dip for brownies, cookies, and pretty much everything in between. The light and fluffy texture, combined with a burst of strawberries, will be just the thing you need to brighten up your day.
Strawberry Mousse Ingredients
Unlike my cheesecakes, this easy strawberry dessert is not made with any cream cheese. I kept it simple and delicious, only using the following:
- Fresh strawberry sauce
- Heavy cream
- Powdered sugar
- White sugar
I adapted this mousse from my Whipped Strawberry Delight recipe and it couldn’t have turned out more delicious! It’s decadent an easy recipe for those strawberry lovers out there.
And when I say this Strawberry Mousse is easy to make, I really mean that. With just four ingredients, how could it not be?
How to Make Strawberry Mousse
Here’s the deal! This strawberry mousse dessert takes just 10 minutes to prep, then it needs to hang out in the fridge to set.
- Whip some heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks.
- Add in some powdered sugar.
- Once that’s all set, gently fold in the strawberry sauce.
- Refrigerate the Strawberry Mousse for at least an hour so that it can firm up. Once it’s ready, feel free to indulge!
Can I Use Frozen Strawberries?
No, I recommend using fresh strawberries to make this easy strawberry dessert. Fresh berries will be sweeter and the texture will be better.
Can I Prep Strawberry Mousse in Advance?
Not really. I recommend eating this homemade strawberry mousse the day you make it. The whipped cream becomes less light and fluffy the longer it sits in the fridge.
Tips for Making Strawberry Mousse
To make this dessert, I used my fresh strawberry sauce as the main component. But if you’re pressed for time or don’t want to make the sauce, feel free to use some pureed strawberries instead. But go for it and make the strawberry sauce, it literally takes just minutes!
Don’t skip the chill time when making this fresh strawberry dessert. If you don’t chill the mousse dessert before serving it, it won’t be the right texture!
This strawberry mousse is best enjoyed the day it’s made, but leftovers will keep up to 2 days in the fridge.
Looking for more strawberry recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Strawberry Pound Cake
- Strawberry Cinnamon Dump Cake
- Easy Strawberry Poke Cake
- Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
- No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream, (make sure it's cold)
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste, (or vanilla extract)
- 1 cup Fresh Strawberry Sauce, (alternatively, you can use 1 cup pureed strawberries)
- In a large bowl, beat cream with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with fitted paddle attachment until stiff peaks form, about five minutes.
- Add in sugar and vanilla and mix well. Gently fold in strawberry sauce.
- Spoon mousse into small bowls or glasses, filling about ½of the way full. Repeat with the rest of servings. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Remove from refrigerate and garnish with additional strawberries, if desired.
I am so happy that strawberries are coming in to season. They are so juicy at the moment. This looks like a great way to use them too.
Looks delicious! Such a simple dessert, I’m sure it’s really tasty too 🙂
Thanks, June! Sometimes simple desserts are the best!
I haven’t had mousse in years. When I was in middle school, one of the boys in my class had a father who was a chef. He would always bring in chocolate mousse in these white chocolate edible bowls. It was always everyone’s favorite day of the year. I’m going to have to make this strawberry version. 😀
Isn’t mousse the best? I actually haven’t had it in a long time either, but this strawberry version definitely hit the spot!
Love these strawberry mousses! They look delicious and really like how quick and easy they are to make! 😀
Thanks, Jess! I love how easy this is to make, too!
So light and pretty! We can never have enough of your strawberry recipes, Gayle! Keep ’em coming!
Thank you, Annie! So glad you like the strawberry recipes!
Your recipe for strawberry mouse looks amazing! I’ve been on the hunt for simple and light desserts for the spring season and this fits the bill perfectly! I can’t wait to explore more recipes on your blog. We’d love to have you check us out sometime over at InPSYCHful Living where we blog about mindful beauty, style, and living 🙂
Thank you so much for the kind words and for stopping by, Ali!
I’m loving all of your strawberry recipes, Gayle! This mousse sounds so delicious and looks so light! I kind of wish I had this for breakfast right now. Pinned 🙂
Thanks, Danielle! This mousse is definitely acceptable to eat for breakfast! 🙂
Oh I’m SO on a strawberry kick too. I was actually just thinking that when I was looking at my upcoming recipes. I think every single one has strawberries in it! Whoops. Oh well. I don’t think people will mind at all. Love this easy dessert! You are the queen bee of the no-bake desserts! XO
This is definitely the time for all of the strawberry recipes, Liz! Thanks so much for the kind words!
Easy to make and only four ingredients?! I’m hopping on the strawberry mousse train!!! woot woot!! TGIF!
It’s the best train to be on, Alice! Thank you!
This is beautiful and like such a lovely lite dessert, Gayle! I am so happy that strawberry season is on its way here because I am a BIG fan of strawberries 🙂 I love the pretty pink color it gives the sweet eats like this! Pinned and have a wonderful weekend 🙂
Thanks, Ceara! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!
I’ve been in strawberry mood lately! Love this mousse Gayle! Looks beautiful and delicious!
Thank you, Mira!
This looks like a perfect taste of spring. I included it on my weekly sweet links roundup!!
It’s so perfect for spring! Thank you!
I love desserts like this. Simple, light, easy to make, and delicious! And just look at that pretty pink color!
This mousse is so creamy and beautiful! I adore strawberries and wish strawberry season was all year long. Love that you used your strawberry sauce in here too, this sounds like the perfect spring dessert!
I wish strawberry season lasted all year too, Kelly! Thanks so much for the strawberry love!
Of all the strawberry recipes I’ve seen today, this one is my favorite. Love the light creamy texture of mousse. So perfect for spring!
Thanks so much, Jen!
I’m totally on a strawberry kick right now as well, they’re just so CHEAP and so juicy! I love how light and airy these look!
God I would love to have a spoonful of this now, so creamy and fluffy, and I am such a strawberry fan.
It’s so light and delicious, Katalina! Thanks!
I am totally obsessed with all things strawberries right now! This mousse seriously looks SO creamy refreshing and perfect! I’ll take a bowlful. 😉
keep the strawberry recipes coming Gayle! the mousse looks delicious!
I for one am loving your strawberry kick! This is the perfect time to have one too with the availability of all the nice produce!
Thank you, Shelby! I’m loving that strawberry season is finally here!
This strawberry mousse looks like the perfect warm weather dessert! I love whipped cream (who doesn’t?!) and this looks like light, creamy, strawberry-flavored whipped cream! I’ll take a bowl of that!
This mousse looks so good Gayle. I’m glad that I like strawberries, so we can keep being friends!! 😉 Hope you had a fabulous weekend friend! Pinned!!
This is the perfect thing to make with your homemade strawberry sauce! I love creamy, no bake desserts like this, and I love the strawberry recipes you’re putting out!
This mousse looks so simple and yummy! Loving strawberries right now. They are so juicy and sweet in spring!
Thank you, Annie!
Love it, Gayle! Something about spring always puts strawberries on my brain, too. Even though the local crops aren’t quite ripe yet, we’ve been munching on a Costco-sized container all week. They’re SO good. This recipe looks like a great way to enjoy them, too!
Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits, Blair! Thank you!
Love the minimal ingredients for this mousse! So yum and springy 🙂
That looks so good, I want some right now! I’m so happy strawberries are finally in season, I just got the first ones this year that actually taste good, and I’m eating them like candy!
Me, too! Thanks, Stacey!
Gayle I got all the ingredients for this, so this is going to be our dessert tonight!! Looks so delicious!
I hope you love this if you try it, Ami!
Love this mousse! Rich but light at the same time – spring perfection!
Thank you, Mimi!
This is so pretty and looks delicious!! Oh my word! I Love it! PERF for Spring! 🙂
This would be such an easy make-ahead dessert for guests. It looks impressive and is nice and light after a big meal.
Love strawberries and can’t wait to see what you make with them next 😉
I am SO excited that it is strawberry season again! This looks like such a simple and refreshing dessert…just perfect! Looks delicious, Gayle!
Mousse is the best. It can trick you into thinking you’re eating something light, and you don’t feel guilty eating more of it. Lol. The perfect summer dessert!
I like your thinking, Ashley! Thanks!
I love cream-based mousse because no egg yolk! And this is a great use of your strawberry sauce, Gayle! Enjoy the rest of your weekend…
Thank you, Mir! You too!
Well I love strawberries, so bring on any and all recipes! This mousse looks so good! I haven’t made mousse in ages now!
I love how light and fluffy that mousse looks! We love strawberry everything around here!!
Hi! I want to make it for a fancy dessert.. but i dont want to stay too short, would you have an idea of the exact size of the portions? I need at least 5 cups.
Hi Patricia! This mousse made around 3 cups (maybe a bit more), so I would suggest doubling it if you need at least 5 cups. I hope you enjoy and thank for stopping by!
Do you think this would be fine to make the night before a party and leave refrigerated? Also, would it be fine to top with some whip cream? I am trying to create the appearance of a “milkshake” for a 1950s theme party. Thanks!
Hi Trisha! You could definitely make this the night before! I would wait to top with whipped cream until right before serving though. Your party sounds so fun! Enjoy!