Fluffy Strawberry Mousse for Baby -
a Dairy-Free Fruity Treat

This dairy-free strawberry mousse for baby is light and fluffy, with a melt-in-the-mouth texture that is easy to eat. 

It makes a lovely treat for a dessert and is an ideal Valentine's Day dish for your little sweetheart .

Two bowls of strawberry mousse for baby. This dairy-free dessert is ideal for Valentine's Day or whenever you want to share a treat with your little one.


Easy to make and perfect for sharing

This recipe is very easy to make and virtually foolproof!

But one important thing to remember is that it takes a good few hours to chill and set - so although the preparation time is under 10 minutes, you need to start making this dish well before you want to serve it. 

This recipe makes enough strawberry mousse for baby AND for you, so it's perfect for sharing.

Packed with goodness and dairy-free

Not only are strawberries sweet and delicious, but they are very nutritious, providing your baby with a range of vitamins, minerals, omega 3 fatty acids and phenols. 

Offering strawberries to your baby is a great way to give his immune system boost.

This recipe is also dairy-free, so it's ideal if your baby needs to avoid dairy for any reason.


A spoonful of light and fluffy strawberry mousse for baby. This mousse is easy to make and has a lovely soft texture for baby to eat.


At what age can my baby have this strawberry mousse?

If your little one has not had strawberries before, please check out this article all about offering strawberries to your baby

This recipe also contains coconut, so you may also want to check out our page all about introducing coconut

If your little one is at risk of a reaction to any of these ingredients, you may want to wait until after his first birthday to introduce this recipe.

Otherwise - and with your doctor's consent - you can introduce it from 6 months+, but do be sure to make sure you have introduced all the ingredients separately beforehand.


Variations

You can replace the strawberries in this recipe with another berry your baby enjoys - blueberries would work well.

Other fruits you could try include raspberries, cherries and peaches.

How to Make this Fluffy Strawberry Mousse for Baby (2 servings)

3 large, very ripe sweet strawberries, hulled (plus one for decoration)

1/4 large, ripe banana

1/2 teaspoon gelatin powder

1 tablespoon water

1/3 cup coconut cream (see notes)


Notes:

It is important to use ripe, sweet strawberries and ripe banana as these are the only sweet parts of the dish and the mousse may otherwise be too tart.

To get the coconut cream, place a can of coconut milk into the fridge the night before preparing this recipe. This will cause the milk fat to separate and solidify at the top.

Spoon out as much as you need and whisk it until it becomes creamy in texture.

You can freeze the rest of the coconut cream and the coconut water still in the can to use for future recipes.


Baby's strawberry mousse for Valentine's Day


  1. Put the water and gelatin powder into a small saucepan and set it aside for 5 minutes to 'bloom' (this is when the water softens the gelatin).
  2. Meanwhile, use a hand blender or baby food processor to blend together the 3 large strawberries with the banana and coconut cream.
  3. Heat the water/gelatin mixture gently and briefly until the gelatin has fully dissolved - this happens very quickly, so don't overheat it.
  4. Add the gelatin mixture to the contents of the blender and blend everything together.
  5. Spoon into serving bowls and chill until set (at least four hours).
  6. Just before serving, decorate with fruit if desired. We made these for Valentine's Day and cut heart shapes from the extra strawberry.

A dairy-free strawberry mousse for baby. This baby food recipe is easy to make and easy for your little one to eat

You can store this strawberry mousse in the fridge for up to 2 days.

We hope you and your baby enjoy it!


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