So, what is mousse? Mousse is a sweetened dessert with whipped cream as a base, often stabilized with gelatin and chilled in a mold. Example: chocolate mousse (From Dictionary.com).
- Strawberries - 1 pound (cleaned and cut into big chunks) You can use fresh or frozen strawberries.
- Sugar - 3/4 - 1 cup (Strawberries I used weren't very sweet so I used 1 cup)
- Strawberry Jelly crystals - 1 Pack from the Indian store. If you are alright with gelatin, use one envelop of knox gelatin. Or you could use a box of Strawberry jello.
- Heavy whipping cream - 1 cup (If you want the easy way, you could use a tub of 8 oz cool whip)
- Water - 1/2 cup
Place strawberries in a bowl and pour sugar on the top and mix well. Let it macerate for about an hour. In a sauce pan, heat water. When it starts boiling, turn the heat low to simmer and add the jelly crystals. Stir and let it dissolve. Turn off the heat. Let it cool down to room temperature. Place all the strawberries with sugar in a blender or food processor and puree them. Slowly add the water, jelly mixture and combine. Remove and set aside in a bowl. In another bowl, take chilled whipping cream and whip till soft peaks form. Gently fold in the whipped cream to the fruit mixture. Don't deflate the cream. Pour into molds and refrigerate until set at least for an hour. I usually pour into individual cups and freeze for later use.
Serve cold with additional strawberries as garnish if desired.
I am sending this to Srivalli's 'Thanda Mela'.
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