The strawberry season is in a full swing. I love British strawberries, sweet, juicy, full of flavour, can’t get enough of them. I made this strawberry mousse recently which has been an instant hit especially with the small people in our household. It must have something to do with a secret ingredient they are quite partial to-marshmallows!
Easy and very delicious!
(makes 6 medium glasses)
300g fresh strawberries plus more to serve with
30g caster sugar
1tbs lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla ( paste, essence or a vanilla pod)
200ml double cream
Quarter the strawberries and place them in a pan with the sugar and 100ml of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for couple of minutes, strawberries should get slightly soft. Take it of the heat and liquidise it with a hand blender. Return to the low heat and add marshmallows, stirring continuously until all melted. Add the vanilla and lemon juice and set it aside to cool.
Whip the cream until just hold shape, ‘soft peak’, Do not over whip!
Fold the cream into the strawberry mix, pour into glasses and let it set in a fridge for an hour or so. Serve with more of delicious strawberries.