Wow, spring is in the air in Baltimore, and it feels good. I don’t know about you, but I definitely had a case of the winter blues. It’s so nice to finally see the sun and feel its warmth on my ghostly white skin. Seriously, my skin is so white that it glows- and not in a good way.
In honor of spring, I made a lovely light and airy strawberry orange mousse. It’s sure to pull you out of your winter stupor. This creamy dessert is easy to make- like, super easy! It will appear as if you spent all day in the kitchen making it, when actually, it only takes about 10 minutes to throw together.
Strawberry and orange mingle and fall in love, creating a perfect marriage of flavors. This mousse is creamy and dreamy. It’s not too sweet, but just sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth after dinner.
Love and sweet treats,
adapted from Ask Aida
1 lb. of fresh strawberries, hulled
1/2 cup sugar
1 orange, zested and juiced
1 tbs. orange-flavored liqueur
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 tbs. powdered sugar
In a blender or a food processor, blend strawberries, orange zest, and orange juice until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until bubbling and just thickened, about 7-10 minutes. Refrigerate mixture until completely cool, about 2-3 hours.
In a bowl of a mixture, beat cream with powdered sugar and orange liqueur until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the strawberry mixture. Chill for about 30 minutes until mixture sets. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and sliced strawberries. Enjoy!