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Strawberry Mousse

Strawberry Mousse

Published by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske on 3rd Sep 2022

Strawberry Mousse Recipe with Dark Chocolate

4-Ingredient Fresh Strawberry Mousse with Dark Chocolate

This fresh strawberry mousse with dark chocolate is creamy and decadent with no added sugar! It gets its sweetness from fresh strawberries and its creaminess from a secret ingredient - avocado! But that’s not the only secret in this delightful dessert. For an extra antioxidant boost, we added one roasted beet to the recipe (we promise you won’t even taste it!) - making this a powerhouse treat you’ll love to eat.

Serves 4 Ingredients

1 pint of strawberries, washed and dried, stems included
1 pre-roasted and peeled beet (about 1⁄2 cup chopped) - this is optional
12 ounces good quality dark chocolate of choice (I use  Santa Barbara Organic Dark Chocolate made entirely from Cacao Fruit - this works incredibly well with fresh fruit recipes).
2 ripe avocados

Method

Special equipment: high-speed blender

Method

1) Place strawberries and beet (if using) in blender and blend until smooth. Don’t add any water. If needed, stop and start, scraping down the sides each time until pureed. Pour about half a cup of the puree into a small container (to save for garnish, if desired). Leave the rest in blender while you prep the chocolate.

2) In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add the chocolate and stir continuously until melted. Once the chocolate is melted add about 1⁄2 cup of the strawberry mixture and stir. This will help cool it down a bit before you add it all back to the blender.

3) Carefully pour the melted chocolate mixture into the blender over the strawberry puree.

4) Add the avocados and blend on high for 1 minute to aerate the chocolate.

5) Transfer the mousse to individual ramekins or a pie dish. Let set in fridge for 2 hours or overnight.

6) Garnish with fresh strawberries or a drizzle of reserved strawberry puree or shaved chocolate and serve.

4-Ingredient Fresh Strawberry Mousse with White Chocolate

This creamy strawberry mousse is light, fluffy and decadent with no added sugar! It’s also delightfully pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. For an extra antioxidant boost, the strawberries are blended with one roasted beet - the result is a stunning pop of color (we promise you won’t even taste it!). Extra nutrients in a delicious chocolate dessert, we say bring it on!

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 pint of strawberries, washed and dried, stems included
1 pre-roasted and peeled beet (about 1⁄2 cup chopped) - this is optional
12 ounces good quality white melting chocolate (I use Santa Barbara  White Chocolate Couverture) 1⁄2 cup cashew butter

Special equipment: high-speed blender

Method

  1. Place strawberries and beet (if using) in blender and blend until smooth. Don’t add any water. If needed, stop and start, scraping down the sides each time until pureed. Pour about half a cup of the puree into a small container (to save for garnish, if desired). Leave the rest in blender while you prep the chocolate.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add the chocolate and stir continuously until melted and no clumps remain. Once the chocolate is melted add about 1⁄2 cup of the strawberry mixture and stir. This will help cool the chocolate down a bit before you add it back to the blender.
  3. Carefully pour the melted chocolate mixture into the blender over the strawberry puree.
  4. Add the cashew butter and blend on high for 1 minute to aerate the chocolate.
  5. Transfer the mousse to individual ramekins or a pie dish. Let set in fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
  6. Garnish with fresh strawberries or a drizzle of reserved strawberry puree or shaved chocolate and serve.

When you’re looking for a treat, mixing chocolate with fresh fruit instead of adding extra sugar is a great option too, like these 4-ingredient chocolate mousse recipes with fresh strawberries. The sweetness from the strawberries pairs beautifully with both the white and the dark chocolate to create two decadent desserts that are simple to make yet packed with nutrients. We even added a secret veggie to perk up the pink color and pile on the antioxidants (we promise you won’t even taste it!). Talk about having your “cake” and eating it too!

In this recipe, you can enjoy your chocolate with all these delicious extras:

Strawberries (and their stems) are filled with vitamin C, iron and calcium Beets provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support Avocados are considered a “healthy” fat

And besides all that, it’s simply delicious. Enjoy!

This recipe was created in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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