Strawberry Lime Mousse in Chocolate Cups

Paula Deen

Strawberry Lime Mousse in Chocolate Cups
Strawberry Lime Mousse in Chocolate Cups

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    envelope unflavored gelatin

  • 3

    Tbsp. cold water

  • 1/4

    cup boiling water

  • 2

    cups heavy whipping cream

  • 1 1/2

    cups confectioners' sugar, divided

  • 1

    pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

  • 1

    Tbsp. lime zest

  • 1

    Tbsp. fresh lime juice

  • 2

    (6 oz) boxes dark chocolate dessert shells

  • Garnish: lime zest

Directions

In a small bowl, soften gelatin in cold water. Let stand for 2 mins. Stir in boiling water until gelatin dissolves; set aside. In a medium bowl, beat whipping cream at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until slightly thickened. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Stir in gelatin mixture. In the container of an electric blender, combine strawberries, lime zest, lime juice, and remaining 3/4 cup sugar; process until smooth. Gently stir strawberry mixture into whipped cream. Cover, and chill for at least 4 hours. Spoon mousse into chocolate shells. Garnish with lime zest, if desired. *The mousse can be made one day ahead or hours before. Cover, and store in refrigerator until time to fill chocolate shells.

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