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Very Berry Strawberry Mousse

Puddings are hard if you are dairy/egg/nut free. There isn’t much variety that you can buy ready made (think soya yogurt/pudding variations) and most of the puddings people love are laden with dairy and/or eggs – that is after all where they get a lot of their wow factor from! This mousse is a fabulous recipe – packed full of flavour and fairly ‘moussey’ – it would certainly please even the most confirmed vegan-phobe! It’s inspired by a recipe fromย The Enchanted Broccoli Forest by Mollie Katzen, another veggie cookbook that’s well worth owning. It works brilliantly with any berry (although you may want to sieve out the seeds from raspberries) and although I haven’t tried it yet, I’m sure any soft fruit would work well too. Big S loves this one!

Very Berry Strawberry Mousseย (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes 4 mousses

  • 200g strawberries, sliced
  • a dash of water
  • 2 tbsps cornflour
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/2 cup soya yogurt (I used Alpro Soya)

– Put the strawberries in a saucepan with the dash of water. Cook over a medium heat until the berries are soft and soupy

– Pour into a bowl. Using the same saucepan (no need to wash out) add the sugar, lemon juice and cornflour. Whisk over a low heat until smooth and lump free.

– Pour the strawberry ‘soup’ back into the saucepan. Whisk over a medium heat until thick and jammy.

– Pour back into the bowl and place in a fridge to cool and set.

– Once cold, puree with a hand held blender until smooth.

– Whisk in the soya yogurt. Pour into four ramekins and chill. Decorate as desired.

14 Responses

  1. This looks just too delectable! Wonder if I can substitute coconut milk yogurt for soy yogurt. Any thoughts?

    1. I’ve never used coconut milk yogurt but I’m sure it would work, it just needs something smooth and creamy to slacken the mix and give the required unctuousness! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I had the same question about coconut yogurt since we can’t have Soy…I’d be ver inerested in the follow-up if it worked. This looks amazing and I’m book marking this! You last several recipes posted have looked great! I just have to start feeling better so I can start trying out new things again.

    1. Thank you so much! Going to look out for coconut yogurt as I have a friend who’s son is soy free too. Hope the tweak works…
      Hope you start to feel better soon x

  3. Looks sooo yummy. I really want to try this (have tried a few of your recipes and they were all great) but do you think it will work with oat cream instead of soya yoghurt?
    Thank you for all the amazing recipes and for taking the time to share them with us. Xx

    1. It’s a pleasure, I’m so pleased you like them ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m sure it would work fine with oat cream – all the flavour is in the jammy mixture so the yogurt just adds the creamy dimension. Let me know how your version turns out xx

      1. Done! it’s absolutely splendid ๐Ÿ™‚ I used oat cream instead of soya yoghurt and it’s amazing. Thank you xxx

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