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Strawberry Picking and Strawberry & Rosewater Mousse

I’m a little obsessed with Summer fruit at the moment but can you blame me? This time of year is when my kitchen is overflowing with beautiful berries, stone fruit, cherries, grapes, mangos, kiwi fruit, passionfruit and watermelon.

The other day we drove down the Fleurieu Coast to do some strawberry picking. It’s the perfect weekend activity for the family – we all enjoy the scenic drive, walking slowly up and down the lengthy strawberry fields and stuffing our faces with sun-warmed strawberries while we pick.

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Back in Adelaide, we took some strawberries around to my parents’ house for the visiting grandkids to enjoy. Then I came home and experimented with this vegan strawberry mousse.

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Why a vegan version? Well, while I enjoy traditional mousses made with cream, dairy doesn’t really agree with me. Plus, I’ve been making a conscious effort to cook and eat more healthily this year.

While strawberries and vanilla always go well together, I love the addition of rosewater in this recipe – berries and rosewater go wonderfully well together.

Enjoy!

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Strawberry & Rosewater Mousse
 
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Recipe type: Dessert, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Prep time: 
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A vegan Strawberry and Rosewater Mousse for easy Summer snacking
Ingredients
  • 450 grams strawberries, plus a few extra to garnish
  • 600 grams medium firm tofu, drained
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 12 gram stevia (the Stevia I used for this recipe is equal to 6 teaspoons sugar - you can substitute sugar, honey or other sweetener)
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla bean essence
  • ½ - ¾ teaspoon rosewater
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Wash and hull strawberries.
  2. Use a food processor to blend tofu, vanilla, strawberries, rosewater, stevia (or equivalent) and coconut oil until fully combined.
  3. Taste and adjust rosewater and sweetener if necessary.
  4. Spoon into serving bowls. If you want a firmer texture, refrigerate for at least two hours at this point.
  5. Serve with sliced strawberries.
Notes
Vegan.
Dairy, gluten, nut and refined sugar free.
Will keep covered in the fridge for up to three days.

 

 

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  • Berny @ I Only Eat Desserts

    I’m the same with summer! I can’t resist good looking fruit which is why my kitchen is a bit full of mangoes atm :P You had me at strawberry and rosewater – I’m book marking this to try later :)

    • http://www.hungryaustralian.com/ The Hungry Australian

      Thanks, Berny. All I want to eat in Summer is fruit, salad and BBQ. :D

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