Strawberry marshmallow mousse

Strawberry marshmallow mousse

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 3 mins Plus cooling and setting


Serves 4
This super-quick make-ahead dessert was created by Good Food readers Gemma Newman and Ruth Allott

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal404
  • fat27g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars34g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.06g
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  • 250g fresh strawberry, halved if large



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • 25g caster sugar
  • 140g mini marshmallow
  • 200ml double cream


  1. Put all but 2 strawberries into a pan along with 100ml water and the sugar. Over a medium heat, cook strawberries until soft enough to mash, about 3 mins. Take off the heat and squash the berries, using a fork, until pulpy. Add the marshmallows, then stir them into the hot strawberries until they dissolve. Leave to cool.

  2. Whip the cream until it holds its shape. Fold the cream into the cooled strawberry mix, then spoon into one bowl or separate pots and chill for about 2 hrs, or until set. Cut the reserved strawberries in half and use to decorate.

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15th Apr, 2020
Absolutely delicious, perfect, but I managed to feed 8 not 4!
10th Mar, 2019
I made this in small shot glasses for a party and it made 12. Also have made it using blackberries from the hedgerows, raspberries and blackcurrants from my garden and gooseberries. You do have to adjust the sugar content to suit the fruit you are using. I don't add any for strawberries but added 100 grams for the gooseberries. This is my go to recipe for any fruit mousse now!
8th May, 2018
What a lovely simple summer recipe. I made this to accompany an afternoon tea and I did find the portions sizes a little too large. Next time I think I will probably only make half. I really think you could stretch this to 6 decent size portions if you chose to. I was pleasantly surprised, as I was expecting it to be much sweeter. Everybody loved it!
21st Jun, 2017
Having bought some really good strawberries I thought that I would give this recipe a go. It was so easy, I did reduce the sugar content a little as the fruit was really sweet anyway. I found that the marshmallows took quite a while to dissolve and had to pop the pan back onto the heat briefly. It also took ages to cool down, but I will use a wider pan next time. Unfortunately I added the fruit mix to the cream instead of the other way round so it was a bit lumpy ! Set really well. Will definitely do this one again.
10th Aug, 2016
I am due to make this for a dinner party on Saturday but wanted a trial run first. A lot of people have commented and said that they pulped the strawberry's. Please can I ask when would you do this? before or after they are cooked? Thanks
4th Jun, 2016
Love this recipe. A crowd pleaser and easy to do. I put crushed hobnobs in the base and also sprinkled on top with strawberry and mint decoration.
23rd Jun, 2014
Great mousse. I doubled up the recipe for a party. It set beautifully within 2 hours. Everyone mentioned it. It was light airy. I'm making it again this week for a larger amount of people.
7th Feb, 2014
this was absolutely stunning will be making these again soon.
26th Jan, 2014
Great recipe!! But strawberries aren't actually berries, thought I should let you know since you referred to them as berries once.
24th Jul, 2013
Iv jus made this but looks very runny .. Nyone help?


19th Jul, 2019
Is it possible to make this a day ahead?
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22nd Jul, 2019
Thanks for your question. Yes, you can make this a day ahead and refrigerate. Decorate with the remaining strawberries before serving.
27th Jun, 2019
Can you freeze these?
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27th Jun, 2019
Thanks for your question. To ensure the mousse keeps its consistency we don't recommend freezing this recipe.
27th Apr, 2016
does this freeze?
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