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Vegan Strawberry Mousse

This vegan strawberry mousse is rich, creamy, and delicious. It's loaded with fresh strawberry flavor. This treat is perfect for Valentine's Day or in the summertime during strawberry season. It's gluten free and refined sugar free too.
Prep Time1 hr 12 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Chilling time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 16 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 315.6kcal


  • Blender or food processor


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup boiling water (or enough to submerge the cashews)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  • Add the cashews and boiling water to a bowl, ensuring that the cashews are completely submerged in the water.
  • Allow the cashews to soak for at least one hour (or for a maximum of 12 hours), then drain and discard the water and rinse the cashews.
  • Add the cashews, strawberries, maple syrup, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and salt to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. You may have to scrape down the sides of the food processor or blender a few times in order to achieve a smooth consistency.
  • Add the arrowroot starch to the food processor or blender and blend to combine.
  • Transfer that mixture to a pot on the stove set to low-medium heat.
  • Heat for 2-4 minutes, stirring constantly, or until the mixture thickens noticeably. Do not allow it to come to boil. Remove it from the heat immediately once it has thickened but before it starts to bubble.
  • Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate it for at least two hours before serving.
  • Optional: garnish with fresh strawberry slices or mint leaves before serving.


  • Store this vegan strawberry mousse in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.


Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 315.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.1g | Protein: 6.8g | Fat: 20.3g | Saturated Fat: 7.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 404.6mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 16.7g | Vitamin A: 6.5IU | Vitamin C: 32.2mg | Calcium: 50.3mg | Iron: 3.3mg