Mousse à la Fraise (Vegan)
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Serves: 15
 
* drained liquid from one (15 oz) can organic chickpeas (no salt added)
Ingredients
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries (chopped)
  • 4 Tbsp sugar (2 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp)
  • 1 Tbsp dark rhum
  • ¾ cup aquafaba* (unsalted)
  • fresh sprigs of mint (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place the chopped strawberries in a small bowl and toss with 2 Tbsp sugar and rhum and let stand for 10 minutes, so that they give out their juices.
  2. Place half the strawberries and all the juice in a blender and puree.
  3. Pour the puree back in the bowl with the chopped strawberries.
  4. Place the aquafaba liquid in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on high speed with the whisk attachment, until it starts to foam (4-5 minutes).
  5. Then, with the motor still running, slowly add in the remaining 2 Tbsp sugar, one tablespoon at a time and continue to whisk for an additional 5-8 minutes or until stiff peaks form and the mixture is glossy--see video clip below.
  6. Fold strawberries and whipped aquafaba together and pour in individual little cups and serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 hours before serving.
  7. Tip: serves 15-18 if using little expresso or demie-tasse cups. It's perfect for a beautiful display on a banquet table!
  8. PS: No reason not to adapt this to other fresh juicy fruit in season (mango, peaches, cantaloupe?)
Recipe by Cuisinicity at https://cuisinicity.com/mousse-la-fraise-vegan/