Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse (naturally GF)

This white chocolate strawberry cheesecake mousse is creamy, egg-free, and can be made with other berries, if desired! For a decadent treat, serve in white chocolate cups.

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse in White Chocolate Cups

Today a group of bloggers has gotten together to throw Georgia of The Comfort of Cooking a surprise virtual baby shower! I was lucky enough to meet Georgia in Austin last year at the food blogging conference, BlogHer Food. She was just as sweet in person as she is online! She’s due with her first baby (a girl!) in only a few weeks and we’re all so excited for her and her husband! How could we not celebrate?

The mousse is the easiest thing ever to put together. It probably doesn’t even qualify as mousse but that’s what I’m going with. ;) You melt white chocolate and stir in cream cheese, Greek yogurt, vanilla and a few strawberries. Done!

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse in White Chocolate Cups – super easy to put together!

The strawberry flavor isn’t super intense so if you want it to be, add more. Be prepared that the mousse might be a little more runny then, but as this is quite firm, that shouldn’t be a problem. The Greek yogurt, cream cheese and white chocolate balance each other perfectly but if you’re not a white chocolate fan, I probably wouldn’t make this because you can taste it.

Since this is a baby shower, I felt like I had to make these a little fancier by putting the mousse into white chocolate cups. Those are also ridiculously easy to make but they do take a little time. Most of that time is inactive time – you just have to wait for the white chocolate to set in the refrigerator. All you do is melt white chocolate and “paint” muffin liners with it.

Quick and Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse in White Chocolate Cups

After I filled the white chocolate cups, I found myself not being able to resist these little mousse cups. Mostly because of the white chocolate cups. Make sure to use good quality white chocolate! Store brand is often good enough but the white chocolate found in the US stores? Nuh-uh. Get the name brand stuff!

Pink was the theme of Georgia’s virtual baby shower and because spring is finally here, we made a ton of fruity goodies! Be sure to check them out. :) And on a totally unrelated note, Georgia’s baked chicken taquitos have been in my rotation of about 4 different savory items I like to eat. That’s a pretty huge deal (they’re SO good! :))

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse in White Chocolate Cups

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Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse (naturally GF)
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  • Yield: 12 cups


    For the white chocolate cups:

  • 12 ounces (340 grams) good quality white chocolate
  • For the mousse:

  • 3/4 cup (110 grams) good quality white chocolate
  • 8 ounces (225 grams) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (128 grams) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 medium strawberries (60 grams)


    For the cups:

  1. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners.
  2. Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl at half power in 30 second increments in the microwave. Stir after each increment. You can also melt it in a double boiler over simmering water. Stir until completely smooth.
  3. Using a pastry brush, paint the inside (sides and bottoms) of the muffin liners using about 1 tablespoon of the melted white chocolate per liner. Try to make it as even as possible and to get all the way up the liners and to coat all the grooves of the liners.
  4. Place the pan in the freezer for about 30 minutes or in the refrigerator for about an hour, or until the chocolate has hardened.
  5. Remelt the white chocolate and then repeat the painting process to make the cups more sturdy.
  6. Freeze for an hour or refrigerate for 2 hours or until the chocolate has completely hardened.
  7. Very carefully remove the paper liners and place the cups on their serving plate.
  8. For the mousse:

  9. Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl at half power in 30 second increments. Stir after each increment.
  10. Using an electric hand mixer, beat in the cream cheese until smooth and then add the Greek yogurt.
  11. You can either use an immersion blender to blend in the strawberries, or you can dice them or smash them with the bottom of a glass and then beat them in using a hand mixer.
  12. Spoon the mousse into the white chocolate cups and refrigerate for an hour or until the mousse has firmed up.
  13. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers for 2 days.

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  • Joanne says
    May 8, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

    It took me a few photos to realize those cups were WHITE CHOCOLATE. And when I did, the squeals were just so loud. These look amazing!

    • Erin replies to Joanne
      May 8, 2014 @ 10:02 pm

      Thank you! And haha. I think I should have made it clearer in the post because others didn’t get that, either. ;)

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
    May 7, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

    Love the white chocolate cups! Such a great idea! Thanks for hosting!

  • steph@stephsbitebybite says
    May 7, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

    I love that these little cups are edible!! So fun!

  • Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living says
    May 7, 2014 @ 2:46 am

    Erin – I love the white chocolate cups – these are so pretty, perfect for a baby shower or any special occasion! Thanks so much for hosting this fun celebration!

  • How to Philosophize with Cake says
    May 7, 2014 @ 12:03 am

    Mmm, that sounds so luscious and creamy! Cheesecake is totally a spring food, especially with strawberries–I guess I ought to whip some up them to celebrate! :)

    • Erin replies to How to Philosophize with Cake
      May 8, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

      I hope you do and that you’ll enjoy it! And hey, cheesecake is totally a year-round treat. It’s never not right. ;)

  • Sylvia says
    May 7, 2014 @ 12:03 am

    “Cover and refrigerate any leftovers for 2 days.” …..Are you kidding? I doubt there will be any leftovers! These sound and look amazing!

    • Erin replies to Sylvia
      May 8, 2014 @ 9:59 pm

      Haha. You have a point! I made a half batch before I posted this recipe, just to check the yield, and I ate all of it. At once. It was just too good! ;)

  • Rachel @the dessert chronicles says
    May 6, 2014 @ 10:32 pm

    This looks awesome! I just discovered your site and I’m so excited to try your recipes. I’m always looking for healthier desserts that still taste delicious!

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says
    May 6, 2014 @ 8:50 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks easy enough for even me!! Thanks for hosting!!

  • Meriem @ Culinary Couture says
    May 6, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

    Okay these cheesecake mousse cups are INSANE! I love that you went an extra step and put them in white chocolate cups, just perfect!

    • Erin replies to Meriem @ Culinary Couture
      May 6, 2014 @ 10:01 pm

      Thanks, Meriem! I felt so lazy after making that mousse I knew I had to do something a little extra. ;)

  • Ashley says
    May 6, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

    This mousse looks so good! I love the white chocolate / strawberry combo. And those chocolate cups are so cool! I had to do a double take after you mentioned them before I realized they weren’t like silicone baking cups or something! haha

    • Erin replies to Ashley
      May 6, 2014 @ 10:07 pm

      Haha. They do kind of look like silicone baking cups, don’t they? That does sound practical but I couldn’t possibly serve desserts at Georgia’s baby shower in plastic! ;)

  • Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen says
    May 6, 2014 @ 6:58 pm

    Love Georgia and this is just the perfect sweet little dessert for her baby shower :)

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says
    May 6, 2014 @ 6:48 pm

    Erin, I can’t even tell you how much this means to me! What an incredibly sweet gesture to throw me a surprise shower – you really are the best blogging friends! That being said, I wouldn’t share this cheesecake mousse with any of you, hehe… It looks outrageously good! Perfect for spring parties.

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
    May 6, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

    These cups are so adorable! Love the easy mousse! Thank you for organizing this wonderful shower!

  • Katie says
    May 6, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

    Yum! I love the idea of cheesecake mousse!

    • Erin replies to Katie
      May 6, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

      Same here! I made a half batch last night to make sure of the yield and didn’t even bother refrigerating it. Just went at it with a spoon. :D

  • ashley - baker by nature says
    May 6, 2014 @ 5:47 pm

    These are SO cute! And I’m so glad we’re strawberry twins today :) xo

  • Marie @ Little Kitchie says
    May 6, 2014 @ 5:38 pm

    These are too cute! And those white chocolate cups are just perfect!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
    May 6, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

    These are just beautiful! I am so in love!


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