3 ingredient strawberry mousse recipe

3 ingredient strawberry mousse recipe

We love strawberry season in our house. Strawberries and cream is the easiest dessert ever, but I’ve also been trying out other strawberry recipes. This time it was a 3 ingredient strawberry mousse recipe.

However much we eat strawberries, sometimes we end up with more than we can eat before they go a bit mushy. But there’s plenty of ways to use those slightly bashed strawberries and avoid them going to waste.

3 ingredient strawberry mousse recipe

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N’s a big fan of smoothies or milkshakes. 

We all enjoyed the easy no churn strawberry ice cream (gelato style).

And now I’ve made 3 ingredient strawberry mousse which has so far become the favourite. I make some small dishes of them one evening for pudding. N ate 2 full helpings, and would have eaten more if I’d not said no.

It doesn’t take much time to make the strawberry mousse at all. You will need to allow chilling time to help thicken it up a little. 

strawberry mousse with

With only 3 ingredients it’s an easy dessert to make. You can fancy it up by putting it in pretty glass glasses or jars. 

You can serve it how it comes, but you could also serve with sponge fingers or biscuits, or wafers.

It’s a great dessert when it’s warmer weather and you don’t want too heavy a dessert.

Make 3 ingredient strawberry mousse dessert

To make things easier, use a blender and electric whisk. Blend the washed and hulled strawberries to a puree with the sugar.  

In a separate bowl, beat the cream to stiff peaks. You need double cream (heavy cream) for this to help it hold the volume.

strawberry puree and whipped double cream

Keep back 3-4 tablespoons of the puree, then gently fold the rest into the cream.

mixing in strawbrry puree to whippped cream

Use glass bowls or glasses to layer up the strawberry puree in the base, topped with the strawberry mousse.  Decorate with slices of strawberry if you want, or a squirt of cream if you want to go retro!

strawberry mousse on top of puree

Chill until ready to eat, an hour is perfect. But they can be kept in the fridge safely for a couple of days.

Equipment suggestions

showing the puree under the strawbeey mouse

Find out exactly how to make this strawberry mousse dessert below.

Strawberry mousse

With only 3 ingredients, this summery strawberry mousse is perfect for an everyday pudding or even dinner party dessert

Course Dessert
Cuisine English
Keyword pudding, strawberries
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Emma


  • 400 g strawberries hulled
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 100 g caster sugar


  1. Puree the strawberries with the sugar, in a blender. Set aside 3-4 tablespoons

  2. In another bowl whip the cream t o soft peaks

  3. Gently fold in the puree to the cream, until it's combined.

  4. Divide the reserved puree into the bottom of 4 glasses or pretty glass bowls

  5. Spoon over the mousse to cover the puree.

  6. Chill for an hour (or more)

  7. Serve as it comes, or add a swirl of cream, extra strawberries or with biscuits alongside.

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  1. We love strawberries here and during the summer always have some in the fridge. I think I am going to try this recipe, it’s so simple and doesn’t need any fancy ingredients. x

    1. This year I’ve struggled to get through all ours but making a dessert and using them makes it feel more special. Plus such basic ingredients.

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