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Fresh Strawberry Mousse

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons Cold water
  • 1/4 cup Boiling water
  • 1 - 1 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup heaping Strawberry powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy cream very cold
  • 1 cup very very cold Pureed strawberries
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Sprinkle gelatin in a small bowl. Add cold water and stir briefly. Let stand until the gelatin has soaked up the water,
  • about 1 minute or so.
  • Add boiling water to the bowl and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool completely.
  • In a bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment (a hand mixer works wonderfully here too) combine 1 cup of sugar
  • pour then strawberry powder. Add the heavy cream and mix over medium/high speed until the mixture thickens. Slowly pour, the
  • strawberry puree, followed by the vanilla extract, and finally the gelatin mixture.
  • Increase the speed to high and continue whisking until thickened, about 2 minutes or so. Stop the mixer. Taste and add more sugar,
  • 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired level of sweetness is reached. Remove bowl from mixer and test thickness by dipping the whisk into┬áthe mousse and lifting. If the mousse does not immediately dissolve onto itself it's ready. You want the mousse thick enough to form shapes that will not dissolve easily.
  • Spoon the mousse into a container with a tight-fitting lid and place in the freezer to chill for at least one hour.