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 .
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.
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.
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.
You can replace the strawberries in this recipe with another berry your baby enjoys - blueberries would work well.
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)
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.
You can store this strawberry mousse in the fridge for up to 2 days.
We hope you and your baby enjoy it!