Friday, April 23, 2010

Strawberry Mousse by Paula Deen

If it is a real Paula Deen recipe, you know it is going to be rich, delicious and decadent. This little recipe certainly fits all three categories. It is quick to fix and it has many possibilities. This time, I served it in little dessert glasses. Next time, I plan on using a 9" x 13" pan (yes, it makes a lot) and stirring in a few chopped strawberries and putting it all on a graham cracker crust. This would be a huge hit at any family gathering or pot luck.

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
¼ cup hot water
3 cups heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup powdered sugar
¾ cup Smuckers strawberry-flavored syrup
In a small bowl, dissolve the gelatin in very hot water; let stand for 10 minutes or until room temperature.
In a large bowl, beat cream at medium-high speed with an electric mixer, until soft peaks form. Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Whisk in the gelatin and strawberry syrup. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.
NOTE: This makes a lot (at least 8 pretty good sized dessert dishes.
NOTE: I think this would be very good frozen as well.
NOTE: Because this has gelatin in it, it keeps very well in the fridge for several days.
NOTE: I'm sure other flavored syrups would work well in this recipe as well, blueberry sounds pretty good.
NOTE: If you lick the beaters right after you stir in the syrup, this dessert is going to taste like it is lacking fear. After the 4 hours, the strawberry syrup mellows and the dessert is very tasty.


Ana Powell said...

How lovely and cute and very delicious too.
Wishing you a great weekend x

Heidi said...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing :) I love Paulas recipes.

rebecca said...

Love, love, love, your blog. you can tell that you put so much time and effort into it. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Cristine said...

Mmmmm! I love your idea of using a graham cracker crust.

charlotte mgcc said...

ok......this is our luncheon dessert.
thanks for sharing this.
tomorrow i have some ladies coming over and think this would be lovely.


That would send me into a suga spin that would take hours to recover from, but it just might be worth it

teresa said...

such a decadent dessert!

Lila said...

I thought that maybe it would have egg whites, but it doesn't! Yay! It looks yummy!
Lila Ferraro
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rebecca said...

coleen, i would love to submit a recipe to you, but not able to access your email. this is an old italian recipe that i remember my grandma making and now my mom and i both make it. great for cold and rainy days with a nice loaf of italian bread.
can you send it to
many thanks in advance.

Ingrid said...

Yum, I love mousse especially ones that are NOT chocolate so this is perfect!

Chef Aimee said...

I love how sweet and simple this is! Paula Deen knows her desserts! I love how you served this!

Julie said...

Looks delicious any way you serve it up :)

Monica H said...

It's pretty bu i think it would be equally delicious in a graham cracker crust like you suggested. mmm!

Leslie said...

Paula never disappoints!

Katy ~ said...

Chocolate is nice but strawberry is a whole lot nicer!! Love this. And don't you just love how easy it comes together? Adding this to my stash. Thanks Coleen.