Strawberry Mousse

Strawberry Mousse

1/4 cup cold water
1 pkg. unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup boiling water
2 1/4 cups strawberries
1 tsp. lemon zest
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
4 to 6 mint leaves

Pour the cold water into a small bowl and sprinkle with the gelatin. Let stand for 2 minutes. Pour the boiling water over the gelatin mixture and whisk or stir with a fork until the gelatin is dissolved. Set aside 6 perfect strawberries for the garnish. Place the gelatin mixture, lemon zest, the rest of the strawberries and the sugar into a blender or the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth.

Meanwhile, whip the cream with an electric mixer until it forms soft peaks; set aside a few dollops for the garnish. Pour the strawberry mixture over the whipped cream and gently fold the ingredients together. Spoon the mixture into 4 parfait or stemmed glasses, cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Just before serving, garnish each glass with the additional whipped cream, a whole strawberry and a mint leaf. Makes 6 servings.

Source: FamilyFun