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Looking for a Valentine’s Day dessert? This strawberry mousse is really easy — and because it contains both gelatin and cream cheese it’s stable enough to make well in advance. Plus it’s pink. Very, very pink, making it perfect for the occasion.

Strawberry Mousse

1 pkg (10 g) strawberry flavoured gelatin powder
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
1 8 oz (250 g) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups sliced strawberries (thawed frozen berries will work)
1 cup whipping cream, whipped

Combine the gelatin powder with the boiling water in a medium bowl and stir for about two minutes or until the powder is completely dissolved. Add the cold water.

In a stand mixer, cream the cheese and the vanilla. With the mixer on low, gradually add the gelatin mixture. Fold in the strawberries and 1-1/2 cups of the whipped cream. Spoon into dessert cups and chill for at least two hours. Top with remaining whipped cream and serve.

Serves 6-8.