Easy Strawberry Mousse (Vegan, Paleo)

You only need 4 ingredients and 4 minutes to whip up this creamy strawberry mousse. (No dairy, eggs, corn starch or refined sugar!)Strawberry Mousse (Vegan, Paleo) PrettyPies.com

How to Make Dairy-Free Mousse

Need a quick creamy treat? I’ve gotcha covered. You may recall my Instant Lemon Mousse recipe. (Love it!) This is *almost* as instant, but just as easy.

Both use canned coconut milk, vanilla, sweetener and fruit. NO dairy, eggs, corn starch, SUGAR, or artificial boxed stuff. 100% healthy whole-food ingredients! But there are some important things to remember:

  1. For best results, always use Thai Kitchen brand coconut milk. Others I’ve tried don’t separate the cream from the water (which results in a FAILED recipe. Nobody wants that!)
  2. Don’t forget the coconut milk MUST be chilled for at *least* 24 hours. So preparation is key 🙂 (I always keep 2-3 cans stocked in my fridge at ALL times – ya know, in case of a dessert emergency lol)

But once you’ve got those 2 things covered, it’s a breeze! Done in under 5 minutes MINUTES!

How? Simply whip the cream and the other ingredients together. (I prefer my little hand mixer over my giant stand mixer.  Less clean-up for one! And it’s a small batch, so you don’t need the big guns) Strawberry Mousse (Vegan, Paleo) PrettyPies.com

FREEZE-DRIED Delicious

If you haven’t tried freeze dried fruit yet, NOW IS THE TIME. It is so delicious!

This is different from dehydrated fruit, which is more chewy. Freeze dried is very LIGHT and crisp. Sort of like a strawberry CHIP. And like other chips, these are definitely “I wanna eat the whole bag right NOW” good. (But don’t. Cuz then you wouldn’t be able to make this strawberry mousse! ha.)

I get my freeze dried strawberries at Aldi (only $2.99) but you can also find them at Target, Sprouts, Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Amazon 🙂

All you have to do is dump the whole bag of freeze dried strawberries into a small blender or food processor and blend them into a powder. It literally takes 10 seconds. Then dump the powder onto your coconut cream and whip it. Whip it good, ha. ;)Strawberry Mousse (Vegan, Paleo) PrettyPies.comps: Looking for more recipes with freeze dried fruit? You’ll love these: Homemade StarburstBlueberry Whipped Cream, Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes, Raspberry Lemonade Pie, and  Low-Carb Strawberry Lime Cheesecake!

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You only need 4 ingredients and 4 minutes to whip up this creamy strawberry mousse. (No dairy, eggs, corn starch or refined sugar!) #vegan #paleo #dairyfree recipe from PrettyPies

You only need 4 ingredients and 4 minutes to whip up this creamy strawberry mousse. (No dairy, eggs, corn starch or refined sugar!) #vegan #paleo #dairyfree recipe from PrettyPies

Easy Strawberry Mousse (Vegan, Paleo)

Rich and creamy dairy-free mousse that's bursting with strawberry flavor. You won't believe how simple it is to make!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 13.6 oz cans coconut milk solid cream only
  • 1 1.2 oz bag freeze dried strawberries
  • 1 Tbs maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • (Use cans that have been refrigerated overnight.) Carefully scoop out the solid cream into a mixing bowl (save the leftover water for a smoothie!)
  • In a small blender or food processor, pulverize the freeze dried strawberries into a powder.
  • Add powder, maple syrup and vanilla to the mixing bowl with the cream. Whip with a hand mixer until combined, about 1 minute.
  • Chill for 30-60 minutes, if you like. Enjoy!

Notes

What I used;
Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk
Maple Syrup and Freeze Dried Strawberries from ALDI
Similar freeze dried strawberries on Amazon
To store: Keep refrigerated for up to 10 days.

11 comments

  1. Adela says:

    I made a lot of your recipe, and they are fantastic. But I avoid the coconut stuff, contains a lot of fats and cover the taste of other ingredients. I make your mouse with the water from the chickpeas and always fresh fruits it tastes better and is lighter.

    Thank you for all your good ideas that you share with us 🙂

    • Karen says:

      So you use the water from a can of chickpeas? Is the water flavourless and starchy? Curious to know of other alternatives to coconut milk

      • Cara Riley says:

        Have you heard of aquafaba? That’s chickpea liquid. If you buy “no added salt” chickpeas, it can even be whipped into vegan meringue 😉

  2. Melissa says:

    If i cant find freezed dried strawberries can i still use just regular frozen ones…. Thanks
    U have any chocolate moose like this….

    • Emily says:

      Check Target! They have lots at my store but otherwise I would make a simple strawberry compote/purée ( can make one out of frozen berries), let it cool and add it into the coconut cream with 1-2 Tbs of melted coconut oil as a stabilizer.

      Yes I do have a chocolate mousse https://prettypies.com/recipe/low-carb-mocha-mousse/ you can sub powdered coconut sugar for non low carb (and omit the espresso, if you want)

      I also have several different chocolate mousse/pudding recipes in my free ebook –> http://eepurl.com/b-Pp3j

      Let me know if you have any questions. I’m happy to help 🙂

    • Emily says:

      You could try maybe 2-3 Tbs strawberry purée, but if there’s stop much liquid with the cream, it will be strawberry soup, haha! Adding a powdered sweetener would help it thicken up though.
      But freeze dried strawberries are perfect because they double as a flavor and sweetener in one! And as natural food color, too

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