Simple Strawberry Mousse

READY IN: 4hrs
Recipe by SilentCricket

My mom made this easy summertime dessert when we were growing up. It was always popular and so refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. (Cook time is freeze time for a "soft serve" consistency.)

Top Review by Ducky

How can something so good be so simple? This is nice, light and refreshing. I made this as written and garnished with sliced fresh strawberries. Toddler DS really enjoyed the 'pink ice cream.' I used fat-free sour cream and left it in a single bowl, serving from that (removed from the freezer at the start of a meal, just to soften enough to serve). The partial freeze took 2-3 hours in my freezer and yet the edges were frozen while the middle was still a bit runny. It was fine in the mixer nonetheless. We will be enjoying this many times, particularly in the summer. I might even try this with some other fruit. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix three ingredients in freezer-proof large mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and partially freeze. (about 45 minutes to an hour).
  2. Remove from freezer and beat with electric mixer until smooth; about 1 minute. (There will be chunks of strawberries).
  3. Pour into individual dishes or paper cups if desired. Return to freezer until firm and ready to serve! Will be "soft serve" consistency in about 3 hours. If you prefer it firmer and more like ice cream, freeze for at least 10-12 hours. Garnished with fresh strawberries if desired.

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