Friday, December 13, 2013

Strawberry Blender Mousse

Sidewalk Shoes Strawberry Panna Cotta

I am posting this recipe just in time for Christmas, not because it’s a Christmas type dish – though with it’s lovely reddish color it could be.  I’m posting it because if you know anyone like me…someone who loves to cook, who will cook till the cows come home (and having never raised cows, I have absolutely no idea what that saying means), but does not, will not, can not bake – then you must get them Bakeless Sweets: Pudding, Panna Cotta, Fluff, Icebox Cake, and More No-Bake Desserts for Christmas.

Sidewalk Shoes Light Strawberry Mousse

People who don’t bake are dessert challenged.  Or at least I thought we were.  Turns out we’re not.  There are all kinds of options out there.

Sidewalk Shoes Light Strawberry Mousse

Crazy easy options that allow you to have a dessert with about 10 minutes of prep work and two hours of chilling time. 

Sidewalk Shoes Vintage Spoons

This was wonderful and light a perfect ending for a heavier meal.

Easy and Light Strawberry Blender Mousse

  • 3 heaping cups chopped fresh, or frozen and thawed strawberries
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 3 teaspoons powdered gelatin
  • 1/2 cup of cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water or white grape juice
  • fresh mint for garnishing

Put the white grape juice in a small saucepan with the lemon juice and sprinkle the gelatin over the top.  Let it sit for 5 minutes for the gelatin to soften.

Blend the strawberries, cream and salt in a blender until smooth.

Warm the grape juice over medium-low heat and stir until the gelatin dissolves.  Pour this into the blender and blend for about 1 minute more.  Pour inter six individual dishes and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.  Garnish with fresh mint or strawberries.

Makes six 1/2 cup servings.

 

Foodie Friday

This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at the every so lovely Rattlebridge Farm.

8 comments:

Joanne said...

One of my coworkers has a sweet tooth but hates baking...might have to pick up a copy of this for her!!

Melynda Brown said...

Fresh tasting strawberries in winter, yummy. I think I need to check this cookbook out, sometimes I don't want to bake.......

~~louise~~ said...

I just happen to be one of those "challenged" bakers, Pam, lol...This creamy dessert is right up my alley (I have absolutely no idea what that means:) It may not be a "Christmas" dessert but it sure looks festive to me. I love that you used the blender to whirl up such goodness. Thanks for sharing, I must check out that book! I'll be pinning this to Color The Holidays Red a board that features Strawberry Christmas Desserts, lol...

P.S. Since moving to PA, I'm beginning to learn what that expression means. The cows around here seem to graze until all hours of the day and night!

Marjie said...

So, can I buy this for myself? It's very similar to my favorite orange mousse recipe, which sets in 5 minutes, because it uses ice, and looks beautiful in cut glass wine goblets. I bake a lot, but some days I just don't want to be bothered.

shabby girl said...

Your blog is so fun to read! BTW, I love your tablecloth!
Strawberry mousse sounds good. I'm such a chocolate mousse kinda gal that I'm not sure if I could do it, lol!

a quiet life said...

this is so darling, and tasty too!

Unknown said...

How simply happy! GREG

grace said...

keeping this one in mind for valentine's day...and tomorrow. :)