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    filed under: Cheesecakes on August 21, 2015

    Simple Strawberry Shortcake Mousse Cups are the perfect way to taste the flavors of summer! Fast, easy, rich and refreshing… everything you want in a dessert!

    Strawberry "Shortcake" Mousse in a Cup! Easy no-bake dessert!

    This recipe was one that fooled me.  It seems too easy, too simple in its ingredients to be anything that would “wow” you.  I didn’t have high expectations, I simply thought it would be ok.

    Well.  This dessert impressed me a whole heck of a lot.

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    Strawberry "Shortcake" Mousse in a Cup! Easy no-bake dessert!

     

    The only problem I have with this recipe is that it only makes four.  So next time, I will double it!

    Or triple, you know, because yum.

    Strawberry "Shortcake" Mousse in a Cup! Easy no-bake dessert!

    Strawberry “Shortcake” Mousse Cups

        Ingredients

        • 4  ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese, softened
        • 2  teaspoons McCormick® Cinnamon
        • 1/2  cup sugar, divided
        • 1/2  cup Coconut Milk
        • 1  cup heavy cream
        • 3/4  cup coarsely crushed shortbread cookies, divided
        • 6  strawberries, chopped into small pieces

        Instructions

        1. Beat cream cheese, cinnamon and 1/4 cup of the sugar in stand mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. 
        2. Add coconut milk beat until well blended. Pour (or scoop) ingredients into a large clean bowl and then clean out mixer bowl.
        3. Pour cream into stand mixer bowl and beat cream and remaining 1/4 cup sugar on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
        4. Add 1/2 of the whipped cream to cream cheese mixture stir until well blended. Gently fold in remaining whipped cream.
        5. Spoon 2 teaspoons of the crushed cookies into a small tea cup or large shot glass. 
        6. Divide strawberry slices evenly among glasses. 
        7. Scoop mousse into a pastry bag and then pipe out into cups.
        8. Garnish with more strawberry pieces and shortbread cookie crumbs.

        I have adapted this recipe from McCormick with permission.

        Now, because I NEVER seem to be able to remember to take my cream cheese out of the refrigerator so that it can properly warm to room temperature, here are a couple tips that I have used to “cheat”!

        How to soften cream cheese quickly:

        1. Wrap the cream cheese in plastic wrap, then submerge it in a bowl of hot tap water for 5-10 min.
        2. Put the cream cheese into your stand mixer and turn it on medium-high for 3-5 minutes. (I recommend the paddle attachment as I would always find lumps when I used the whisk)
        3. Microwave for 15-20 seconds. I like to use a fork and mash the cream cheese a bit before I put it in the microwave. I also stir it completely when it’s done to make sure that it is even.
        4. I can’t verify is this is true, but I heard hat Julia Childs always whacked butter with a rolling pin to quickly bring it to room temperature. If you don’t mind a little mess, this might work for cream cheese as well!

        Strawberry "Shortcake" Mousse in a Cup! Easy no-bake dessert!

         

        As you can tell by the numerous amount of pictures, I was totally smitten with these delightful desserts.  I just know you will be too!

        Strawberry "Shortcake" Mousse in a Cup! Easy no-bake dessert!

        I think you could also easily substitute Cool Whip for the from-scratch whipped cream in the recipe if you happened to be in a hurry.

        It was an absolute delight to create this Strawberry Shortcake “Mousse” Cups with McCormick. Thank you so, so much for supporting the brands that support this blog. I only work with the best, and am thankful that McCormick is willing to partner with me! <3

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        Comments

        These look perfect Amanda!

        these look so delicious! I’m such a fan of no bake desserts like this, especially with fresh strawberries! yum!

          I think I am a fan of what you are a a fan of. 🙂

        This looks like just the dessert that is not even going to last 5 mins once it’s made! delish!!!!!!!!!! <3

          Yes, you are right! I was amazed how quickly they were devoured!

        I love this! They look fantastic – perfect dessert to prepare early and whip out of the fridge to serve dinner guests. Beautiful!

        Pet peeve…sorry…but…

        “It seems to easy, to simple in its ingredients to be anything that would “wow” you. ”

        Should be: “It seems too easy, too simple in its ingredients to be anything that would “wow” you. “

          My apologies! Apparently I paid better attention in Home Ec than in English class.

        You’re kidding me, that is the first time I buy coconut milk and I have all the ingredients, gotta try it.
        Thanks for the divine dessert.

          Oh yay!!! Hope you love it as much as we did!

        WOW! These look so simple and delicious, love the idea…MUST MAKE asap!

        I always double and triple recipes for the sake of science, I’m a nerd that way 😉

        Totally going to try this recipe! Just a quick question. How much of Cool Whip would I need for this recipe? (Always the one for shortcuts! )

          The smallest container should be plenty. 🙂

        Think I can make this without a mixer?? Broke college student problem!

        Looks yummy

        I’ve been looking for a recipe like this to make for my wedding dessert, but my fear is that the whipped cream/mousse will “deflate”.. is this recipe good for making ahead of time & serving later? Looks too good not not to try!

        Ya, I would totally triple this recipe!

        I’d have to double this recipe for sure. It looks scrumptious!

        I know that I want to be the person in your kitchen with a fork and spoon to taste your treats. xoxo

        These are so so pretty! I love strawberry shortcake in any form so I would definitely double the recipe!

        This dessert looks so delicious. I really need to make it soon !!

        Oh how sweet and divine….even though summer is coming to a close I will hold onto the dear memories of strawberries all winter long!

        Adorable! I want to try these with a bunch of other cookies too, love the mousse.

        Love how easy these mousse cups are to whip up! They look beautiful and I love the coconut milk!

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