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Three dishes of vegan strawberry mousse on a marble counter, garnished with chopped strawberries and shaved dark chocolate

Raw Vegan Strawberry Mousse

Light, fluffy and airy vegan strawberry mousse! Only 8 ingredients! Made with aquafaba, fresh strawberries, and cashews.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 266 kcal
Author Linda Meyer

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups raw cashews soaked for at least 4 hours
  • 16 oz fresh strawberries divided and stems removed
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • Dash of sea salt
  • ½ cup aquafaba See Note
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

TOPPINGS

  • Chopped strawberries
  • Shaved dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, pour boiling water on the cashews and soak for at least 4 hours. Overnight is best as it will result in the smoothest cashew cream.
  2. Drain and rinse the cashews and put in a high-powered blender with the strawberries (put a few berries aside for garnishing is you wish), coconut cream, lemon juice, maple syrup, and sea salt. Blend on a high speed for approximately 2 minutes, or until the cashews and strawberries are smooth and creamy. Scrape the sides of the blender halfway through blending.
  3. In a mixing bowl with a whisk attachment, beat the aquafaba and vanilla for 5 to 15 minutes on the highest speed. Aquafaba has a mind of its own and can whip up quickly or take a long time. Be patient and trust the process. It will whip into stiff peaks. Don’t give up on it.
  4. Scrape the strawberry cashew cream into a large mixing bowl and fold the meringue into the cream until it’s fully combined. It should be light and fluffy and full of air bubbles.
  5. Spoon the mousse into serving dishes and refrigerate for an hour. Cover if you’re going to refrigerate for longer than an hour.
  6. Garnish with chopped strawberries and shaved or grated dark chocolate

Recipe Notes

PREP TIME IN RECIPE DETAILS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE SOAKING TIME FOR THE CASHEWS. 

The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only.

Aquafaba is the juice in a can of chickpeas.

Nutrition Facts
Raw Vegan Strawberry Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 355mg10%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 35.7mg43%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.