Betty demonstrates how to make Fresh Strawberry Mousse. This is a light-tasting dessert that is great when strawberries are in season. It is easy to make and is dramatic enough for a formal meal.
|Fresh strawberries||1 Pint , rinsed, hulled, and cut in quarters|
|Sugar||free strawberry flavored gelatin packet|
|White sugar||1/4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Heavy whipping cream||1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) , whipped just beyond soft peaks|
|Whipped topping||1 Tablespoon (as needed)|
|Whole strawberries||4 (as needed)|
1. In a large bowl, crush the strawberries with fork, drain the juice and reserve it.
2. Add enough water to the strawberry juice to make 1 ½ cups liquid. Bring the liquid to a boil and add the strawberry flavored gelatin. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Cool, but do not jell.
3. When gelatin mixture is cool, add crushed strawberries and sugar.
4. Gently fold whipped cream into strawberry mixture. Pour mixture into a 2-quart ring mold or into individual serving glasses. Chill until mousse is set.
5. Place a dollop of whipped topping on top, along with a fresh strawberry. Serve immediately, or cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.