4 Ingredient Roasted Strawberry Mousse Shots

4 Ingredient Roasted Strawberry Mousse Shots

Yes, you read that correctly...roasted strawberries is the secret to the flavor of these mousse shots! Using just fresh strawberries is not as intense of a flavor and the puree is too wet. Roasting them creates a syrup and the mousse becomes thicker. Mousse by definition is made one of two ways...with eggs or with whipped cream. Well, since this is a vegan blog, I obviously went with the cream version and used coconut cream. My husband prefers the softer, creamier texture of this vegan mousse, than the firm texture of an egg chocolate mousse. He just LOVED these Vegan Roasted Strawberry Mousse Shots!

Of course, you don't have to serve them as mousse shots. This was my original intention when I hosted this shower, but that plan failed the morning of. This can easily be served in two bowls as dessert, or even made into ice cream. They are light, creamy and delicious. If you are new to the whole coconut whipped cream world...set your taste buds on fire and check out my double chocolate whipped cream recipe!

This amazing vegan strawberry mousse recipe is just 4 ingredients! It is also Gluten-free, Soy-free, Nut-free, Dairy-free.

After whipping the firm cream, it should turn out light and fluffy like this. You slowly fold in the whipped cream into the strawberry puree.

You may want to just eat it right now and that would be perfectly fine. 🙂 Next, place the mousse in the fridge set firm up for a few hours or you can pour it in your ice cream maker. I've made it both ways. It isn't the light mousse texture when made as ice cream, but it's still delicious. Keep it in the fridge until just before serving.

Now, shave some dark chocolate and garnish the mousse. Optional...but soooo good.

Ready to dig in.....

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Roasted Strawberry Mousse Shots

Servings 2
Author Brandi Doming


  • 1 lb fresh strawberries rinsed and stems removed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup Adjust to your desired sweetness, or use any dry sweetener you prefer. For a more firm mousse, use a dry powdered sweetener
  • 2 13.5 oz cans full fat coconut milk I like Thai Kitchen best because the cream is much thicker
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Optional garnish: shaved chocolate
  • Note: Make sure to select a quality brand of coconut milk to ensure a thick cream is used. Each brand of can varies. After chilling overnight if the cream is liquid, use another can or brand, as it won't work. You can find them in the Asian isle at most grocery stores.


  1. I recommend preparing this mousse 1-2 days before needed. Place the cans of coconut milk into the fridge to chill overnight. This is not a firm type of mousse you'd get with an egg based chocolate mousse. I didn't want to add any false thickening agents.....that would affect the delicate texture and pure taste. Keep stored in the fridge until right before serving.
  2. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and spread the prepared strawberries out evenly. Bake for 35-40 minutes until they are bubbling and the juice has a syrup consistency. Next, add the cooked strawberries with all their juice, to a food processor. Be careful, they will be very hot! Pulse for 3-4 minutes until they become frothy, airy and a lighter pink color. Add the syrup and pulse again for a minute. Pour into a container and place in the fridge to chill for several hours or overnight is best. It should thicken after completely chilling.
  3. After the strawberry puree has chilled for several hours or overnight, remove both cans of chilled coconut milk from the fridge. Scoop out the top cream parts and stop once you get to the water. You should be able to get about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups total of the thickened cream. Whip the cream for 5-8 minutes until soft peaks form.
  4. Now, add the vanilla and whip again for another minute. Carefully, fold the whipped cream into the chilled strawberry puree. It should look thick and creamy.
  5. Place the mousse in the fridge set firm up for a few hours or you can pour it in your ice cream maker. I've made it both ways. It isn't the light mousse texture when made as ice cream, but it's still delicious. Keep it in the fridge until just before serving.


  1. I would have never thought of roasting strawberries to bring out their flavor! I love the Taste of Thai Coconut milk too! Though whole foods store brand is really awesome too! :)
    • Yes, it really works...I was licking the syrup out of the oven :)
      • I can imagine! :) I think I'm making french toast for lunch today.....
    • Oh goodness, I wanted to make more for breakfast but only has two pieces of bread left :(
  2. OH MY!! Those are gorgeous and totally delicious. I can't wait until strawberry season so that I can make these. Strawberries right now just aren't that good, I bet it would be great with raspberries also!
    • Thank you Suzanne! Yeah, they are pretty crummy, so the roasting makes up for that...really brings out the flavor out of not-so-great strawberries. The flavor was super yummy! Raspberries sound awesome too!
      • Thats right the roasting would help those sad strawberries out. I am so going to make this.
  3. oh yum! These look delicious!
  4. I bet your husband did love this!! It looks delicious! I love the idea of roasted strawberries too! YUM!
  5. Gorgeous - I bet the roasting make them really intense in flavor! Delicious and beautiful Brandi!
    • Thanks Anne! Yes, it changes the flavor some, but definitely changes the texture/consistency. It was so cool watching it become thick and frothy in the food processor!
  6. As I said on FB...wow. I am loving it!
  7. These look amazing Brandi. I can only imagine how beautiful and intense they taste. The whipped coconut cream looks divine too.
    • Thanks so much Saskia! I found the flavor to be so pure that it didn't need hardly any sweetener, but one could certainly adjust if they wanted :)
  8. These are fantastic, Brandi! Roasting the strawberries is such a great idea. I wonder where else they can be used. Hmm ...
    • Pudding, ice cream, smoothies, cake...I'll try cupcakes with it next time! Ha! Thanks John!
  9. This sounds incredibly good - and strawberry season is just a few weeks away here!
  10. I am roasting the strawberries very soon! This is an outstanding recipe Brandi!! Looks incredible and I love the idea of strawberry mousse shots :)
    • Thank you Judy so much! It really brings out the flavor although I wouldn't eat them by themselves like that...they are soggy...I did it just to bring out the juices and flavor. I imagine it would work phenomenal in cake too!
  11. Brandi, my eyes are rolling into the back of my head from all this gorgeous deliciousness! Roasting the strawberries first is a total stroke of genius. And I love that you used coconut milk here (full fat - oh yeah!). Love, love, love!
    • You're too kind Nancy, thank you!! Yes, full fat girl is the only way to go! The flavor is so delicate and delish. We couldn't get enough!
  12. Brandi, this is extra-ordinary. I don't think any grand restaurants serve this. Specially yours and so generous of you to share this secret recipe! Would love to have one right now.
    • Aww thanks Danny! It's so easy too. It's not real thick like an egg chocolate style mousse, and I didn't want to add crazy ingredients like cornstarch or tofu to it....it would affect the texture and take away from the pure taste. It's creamy, delicate and light and amazing as is.
      • You see. so much thought has been put into it. Just like a great idea for tv promotion. The simpler it seems, the harder it is to generate the idea :-) Beautiful work my friend. It's art.Sincerely Danny
    • That made my day...you gave me such generous compliments. Thank you so much! It is a very simple 4 ingredient recipe, but the flavor tastes like so much more. We enjoyed it so much :)
  13. Wow. This is brilliant and beautiful. I never thought I'd see Mousse and Shots in the same sentence haha
  14. ooooh delicious!
  15. think I'm in HEAVEN! Roasted strawberries...I MUST TRY! And I had no idea coconut cream whips. You have opened up more for me! Thanks so much!
    • Aww thanks Tonette! Oh YES, it is fabulous! The VERY important keys are chilling the can overnight in the fridge so the coconut cream at top of can becomes very thick, almost solid and using a quality brand. Not all brands have the thick version...if its runny, it doesn't work as well. Here is my double chocolate version...it truly is to die for!!! http://thehealthyflavor.com/2012/09/25/healthy-double-chocolate-whipped-cream/
  16. Brandi! Great blog and post. Roasting berries is one of my favorites. I am glad to have found this blog.
  17. This is a stunning dessert, Brandi! Roasted strawberries are just wonderful, and I love that you use them for a more intense flavor in your mousse. And whipped coconut cream is my new favorite - I add vanilla and maple syrup and I like it more than dairy whipped cream now. I can't wait to try this one!
    • Thank you so much Hannah! I found that the flavor was so good by roasting the strawberries that it didn't need much sweetener! I agree..I add syrup and vanilla too and it is so good. You should try chocolate whipped cream too. That's my favorite!
      • I made this last night and it is fantastic! The house smelled so good while the strawberries were roasting, too. I have a chocolate mousse I make with whipped cream, so I'm going to try it now with whipped coconut milk. And I'll definitely try adding cocoa powder to the whipped coconut cream! Thanks again for the great recipe.
    • Wonderful Hannah!! I'm so glad to hear you loved it. Thank you so much for the feedback. I do that as well already with the cocoa and coconut cream...see my recipe here! :) It firms up really nicely! http://thehealthyflavor.com/2012/09/25/healthy-double-chocolate-whipped-cream/
  18. Roasted strawberries? You're brilliant!
  19. Now, this is a smashing whipped coconut cream strawberry fab dessert, topped with shaved chocolate! What could I ask for more???? MMMM! Great for dinner parties too! Special: You could also add a bit of strawberry liqueur to the mix?
  20. This sounds just wonderful!
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  22. Can we be best friends and you just make me wonderful creations like this all the time? I'm definitely going to have to try to make this for myself. It looks so good. I'm so glad I found your blog.
    • Ha! Sure, why not! Thank you so much. It's really easy..the waiting to chill is the only hard part :) Please let me know if you do try it!
  23. love your photos as usual! roasting strawberries is such a clever idea to bring out the flavour, thanks for sharing!
  24. What a delicious idea! :)
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  26. Ooh, can't wait to try these! Waiting for some decent strawberries to appear in shops...
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  29. This looks amazing, oh my! Do you happen to know the calories?
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Say! Sorry for just seeing this comment, must have slipped through the cracks. This is a much older recipe of mine, so I never did the nutrition on it, but since it is just coconut milk and strawberries and syrup, it would be fairly easy for you to calculate it off the back of the products or if you like, there are many nutrition calculators online, like caloriecount.com.
  30. Hello Brandi,Thank you for posting this. I plan to make the mousse this weekend. I see that one can of coconut milk gets chilled and mixed with the strawberry puree. What do I do with second can of coconut milk?Thank you!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Leah! Sorry, that should be plural. I have fixed it. Let me know how it turns out! Thank you!
      • Yippee! I didn't expect a reply so soon. Thank you for responding as quickly as you did - I realize it was rude to rush you. I'm excited for this.
      • Hello again,These were delicious. I got about 2 cups of the thickened coconut milk from the two cans, and I mixed all of it with the pureed pound of roasted strawberries. It turned out wonderfully. The shaved chocolate put it over the top, and if I were telling someone else to make this, I would insist that s/he include the chocolate. It's tasty without it, but it's exceptional with the topping.Thank you!
        • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
          I'm so happy to hear that Leah! Thank you so much for coming back and letting me know! I'm so glad to hear you loved them as much as we do! :)
  31. I will try this roasted strawberry icecream sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing

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