Do you want a cool and creamy dessert but maybe something more decadent than ice cream? With the end of the strawberry season soon approaching I wanted a dessert using my favorite berry, and at the last minute, I decided adding raspberries would make this dessert over the top delicious. This Frozen Strawberry & Raspberry Cheesecake Mousse is a little bit of heaven.
Seriously who can resist the juicy red berries in a smooth and creamy cheesecake mousse? My family ate the whole dessert in one sitting and then they wanted more. I actually made another mousse the next day and stuck it in the back of the freezer, well I actually hid it in the freezer under some old french fries. I’m going to pull this out later when I need a treat.
Here is the great thing about this mousse, it’s super easy to make, has just a few ingredients, and it is rich and creamy, all the things I love.
Need a shopping list? You need sugar, vanilla, cream cheese, whipping cream, graham crackers, and berries. You can use any kind of berries or fruit you like. You can even go tropical with pineapple and coconut. Now doesn’t that sound good?
Your first step is lining a loaf pan with plastic wrap. Make sure to have enough wrap in the pan so you can bring the wrap up over the top of the mousse.
In a large bowl add the sugar, softened cream cheese, and vanilla and beat until smooth and fluffy.
In another bowl beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
Next, fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
Gently fold in the strawberries and raspberries into the cream mixture, then spoon half the mixture into the prepared pan.
Sprinkle half the graham crackers over the first layer, then repeat layering the cream cheese mousse and graham crackers.
Here is the last layer of the cheesecake mousse, spread over the graham cracker crumbs then add the rest of the crumbs for the last layer. Wrap in plastic wrap and put in the freezer.
Let chill for three or more hours then pull the cheesecake mousse out of the pan onto a serving platter; slice and enjoy.
Here is your super easy Frozen Strawberry, Raspberry Cheesecake Mousse recipe. Just make sure to have room in your freezer.
Frozen Strawberry & Raspberry Cheesecake Mousse
- 1 8 oz package of cream cheese
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 9 4 oz graham crackers crushed
- 1/2 cup finely chopped strawberries plus more for garnish
- 1/2 cup raspberries plus more for garnish
- First, line a loaf pan with plastic wrap. Make sure the wrap is long enough to come up over the sides to wrap the entire pan.
- In a large bowl beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth and creamy
- In another bowl, beat the whipped cream until stiff peaks form.
- Combine the whipped cream into the cheesecake mixture.
- Gently fold in the chopped strawberries and the raspberries, just until combined
- Pour half the mousse into the prepared pan.
- Sprinkle half the graham cracker crumbs over the mousse.
- Spread the second half of the mousse over the graham crackers
- Spread the remaining mousse over the graham crackers.
- Top with the remaining graham crackers.
- Wrap the mousse in the plastic wrap and put in the freezer for 3 or more hours.
- When completely frozen pull the mousse out of the loaf pan and put a serving tray.
- Garnish with extra strawberries and raspberries.
Here is a strawberry tip: When you are using strawberries in a frozen dessert that needs to be sliced, cut the berries into a small dice. When strawberries are left in big pieces they freeze like an ice cube and are impossible to cut. The smaller pieces of strawberries with soften quicker and will be easier to cut through.
It looks so pretty. Trust me you can’t go wrong with this dessert. Let me know how yours turns out. Better yet, send me your photo and I’ll post it with mine.
Blessings ~ Jere’