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.
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!
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.
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!
For a semi-sweet chocolate version, try this vegan chocolate mousse. And for a sugar-free version, try this Easy Keto Chocolate Mousse!
Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse in White Chocolate Cups
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- Yield: 12 cups
- 12 ounces (340 grams) good quality white chocolate
- 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 white chocolate cups:
For the mousse:
- Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners.
- 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.
- 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.
- Place the pan in the freezer for about 30 minutes or in the refrigerator for about an hour, or until the chocolate has hardened.
- Remelt the white chocolate and then repeat the painting process to make the cups more sturdy.
- Freeze for an hour or refrigerate for 2 hours or until the chocolate has completely hardened.
- Very carefully remove the paper liners and place the cups on their serving plate.
- Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl at half power in 30 second increments. Stir after each increment.
- Using an electric hand mixer, beat in the cream cheese until smooth and then add the Greek yogurt.
- 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.
- Spoon the mousse into the white chocolate cups and refrigerate for an hour or until the mousse has firmed up.
- Cover and refrigerate any leftovers for 2 days.
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34 comments on “Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse (naturally GF)” — Add one!
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!
Thank you! And haha. I think I should have made it clearer in the post because others didn’t get that, either. ;)
Love the white chocolate cups! Such a great idea! Thanks for hosting!
And thank you for bringing something yummy! :)
I love that these little cups are edible!! So fun!
Thanks, Steph! :)
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!
Thank you, Jeanette! And thank you for joining in on the fun. :)
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! :)
I hope you do and that you’ll enjoy it! And hey, cheesecake is totally a year-round treat. It’s never not right. ;)
“Cover and refrigerate any leftovers for 2 days.” …..Are you kidding? I doubt there will be any leftovers! These sound and look amazing!
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! ;)
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!
Yay! I’m so happy that you found the site. I hope you’ll enjoy the recipes! :)
Oh my goodness this looks easy enough for even me!! Thanks for hosting!!
Haha. Come on! I know you can make desserts. ;)
Okay these cheesecake mousse cups are INSANE! I love that you went an extra step and put them in white chocolate cups, just perfect!
Thanks, Meriem! I felt so lazy after making that mousse I knew I had to do something a little extra. ;)
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
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! ;)
Love Georgia and this is just the perfect sweet little dessert for her baby shower :)
Thanks a bunch, Valerie! :)
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.
I’m so happy that you liked your shower! And I’m so happy that you like strawberries. ;) Whew!
These cups are so adorable! Love the easy mousse! Thank you for organizing this wonderful shower!
Thank you, Anna! And thanks again for participating. :)
Yum! I love the idea of cheesecake mousse!
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
These are SO cute! And I’m so glad we’re strawberry twins today :) xo
Hehe. There are a lot of strawberry twins today, aren’t there? Love it! :)
These are too cute! And those white chocolate cups are just perfect!
Thanks a bunch, Marie! :)
These are just beautiful! I am so in love!
Thank you, Jocelyn! :)