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Easy Strawberry Marshmallow Mousse

Easy Strawberry Marshmallow Mousse. A quick, super easy, light as air mousse using only 4 simple ingredients and no artificial strawberry flavour. An easy but impressive dessert!

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Easy Strawberry Marshmallow Mousse. Only 4 ingredients!

When I fist saw this recipe on a cooking show, I have to admit I was quite skeptical. Could those four simple ingredients really produce an acceptable light and smooth mousse?

Two of the contestants were using it as dessert in a three course meal being judged by three chefs. I thought to myself, “That certainly is a risky move!”

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Easy Strawberry Marshmallow Mousse. Only 4 ingredients!

However, the judges loved it and commended them on such a simple light dessert. They liked its lightness and natural flavour with small pieces of mashed strawberry dispersed throughout.

Fresh strawberries close up photo.

Fresh ripe perfect strawberries can be used for garnish if using frozen berries in the mousse..

Frozen strawberries for Strawberry Chiffon Squares

Frozen berries are easily used in the recipe to make it more economical.

Strawberry Marshmallow Mousse. Seeing is believing.

It’s the kind of recipe that when I see it, I think that I have to try this for myself. A skeptic at heart, I often have to see things like this for myself to accept that it really is that easy.

The recipe basically involves boiling strawberries and sugar along with a little water as the base. Then comes the odd part. Something that I had never seen before.

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Easy Strawberry Marshmallow Mousse. Only 4 ingredients!

Spouse and I actually did a bit of a double-take when we saw marshmallows being melted into the hot strawberry mixture! That’s right, the ingredient that pulled it all together was miniature marshmallows!

Other than that, some whipped cream was folded in to quickly complete the dessert. It was then spooned into individual serving dishes and left in the fridge for a couple of hours to cool and set.

Easy peasy!

Adding the Marshmallows

Adding the Marshmallows

Melting the marshmallows

Melting the marshmallows.

Folding in the whipped cream

Folding in the whipped cream

One modification to cut the sweetness.

On my first attempt at the recipe it worked exactly as I had seen it on the show. The mousse was light and airy with excellent strawberry flavour coming from the mousse and the all bits of mashed strawberry evenly floating throughout.

My only real criticism was that it was a bit too sweet for my taste. With a substantial amount of sugar already present in the marshmallows, I didn’t think as much was needed in the strawberry mixture.

I set out to make it a second time using less sugar and I preferred it much more than the original recipe. Less cloying sweetness let the natural flavour of the strawberries shine thorough even more.

Some thin SHORTBREAD COOKIES on the side is quite nice to serve with this mousse. Cut the cookies in rectangles to scoop up the mousse. Delicious!

This was a keeper recipe for sure! I can’t wait to try it with different berries like blueberry and raspberry as a start.

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Easy Strawberry Marshmallow Mousse. Only 4 ingredients!

A little experimenting might be in the works using mashed peaches or mangoes too. I think any of these might lend themselves well to this recipe.

My next plan, though is to incorporate this recipe into a strawberry mousse cake, with a light sponge cake base. I’m thinking it might need a little more support with the addition of some gelatine but I’m hoping it turns out just as well.

For now, be sure to give this simple recipe a try and check back soon for an update on that Strawberry Mousse Cake.

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Strawberry Marshmallow Mousse close up photo of a spoon scooping the mouse out of a dish
Yield: 6 servings (or 4 large servings if you prefer)

Easy Strawberry Marshmallow Mousse

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Easy Strawberry Marshmallow Mousse. A quick, super easy, light as air mousse using only 4 simple ingredients and no artificial strawberry flavour. An easy but impressive dessert!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced strawberries, fresh or frozen.
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Start by adding the strawberries, sugar and water to a medium sized saucepan.
  2. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and mash the berries a little with a potato masher or fork.
  4. Add the mini marshmallows and stir constantly until they are completely melted. This will take about 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a bowl to cool down to almost room temperature.
  6. Beat the whipping cream to soft peaks and fold it through the cooled strawberry marshmallow mixture.
  7. Spoon into individual serving dishes and chill at least 2 hours before serving. Wine glasses work nicely too, and you can put additional chopped strawberries at the bottom for a very nice presentation.
  8. To serve, garnish with strawberry slices and a little whipped cream.

Notes

Some thin SHORTBREAD COOKIES on the side is quite nice to serve with this mousse. Cut the cookies in rectangles to scoop up the mousse. Delicious!

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 245Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 34mgSodium 32mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 1gSugar 29gProtein 2g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Karen

Thursday 1st of April 2021

Loved this but it never did firm up as much as other mousses I've made. Will have to experiment with the amount of water used.

Deb Federchuk

Sunday 26th of April 2020

Thank you for all the recipes! I am really looking forward to trying this one when I am able to visit the strawberry field in early July. I absolutely love all of your recipes that I have tried. I have never been disappointed! Thanks again!

Cathy

Friday 20th of March 2020

Hello Barry, I was so happy to see this new recipe as I had all the ingredients on hand.I used a bag of frozen sliced strawberries which I chopped while still partially frozen and added 2 tbsp. of sugar to them and no water. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly and I must say it is absolutely delicious! I ended up with 6 servings.I will be making this dessert over and over this summer. I imagine apricots and peaches would also be quite tasty too. Thanks for another great recipe!!

Sheila McMillan

Thursday 12th of March 2020

Made this as written. Totally enjoyed it and will make it again. Will also try it with other fruit. Thanks for the recipes!

Maryland

Friday 6th of March 2020

Recently retired and have gotten back into doing some baking, am really enjoying it. Loving your recipes they are all the ones mom use to make when we were kids. Thanks for sharing them. Mary ☺️😋

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