No Bake Strawberry Mousse Cheesecake

No bake strawberry mousse cheesecake is three layers of delicious fun all rolled into one. A dark chocolate base, a sweet vanilla cream cheese layer and a juicy strawberry mousse topping.

No bake strawberry mousse cheesecake is three layers of delicious fun all rolled into one. A dark chocolate base, a sweet vanilla cream cheese layer and a juicy strawberry mousse topping.

Folks, I think I just managed to grab the last of this seasons Scottish strawberries to make this delicious no bake strawberry mousse cheesecake three layered treat.

You know how much I love to make good use of fresh seasonal ingredients and our Scottish berries are to die for! For example just last month I used fresh Scottish raspberries to make those delectable dark chocolate raspberry muffins which judging by the comments and feedback I received, you loved!

So, whilst I might have just grabbed the last of this seasons Scottish strawberries, I’m pretty sure I may also have saved the best berries recipe this year till last!

No bake strawberry mousse cheesecake is three layers of delicious fun all rolled into one. A dark chocolate base, a sweet vanilla cream cheese layer and a juicy strawberry mousse topping.

This is a deliciously light summer pudding recipe. A fantastic, but not overly calorific way to celebrate summer.

And when I describe it as “three layers of fun all rolled into one” that’s exactly what I mean!

First there’s a fun crunchy chocolatey biscuit base layer. Then a smooth, creamy and delightful vanilla centre layer, one that’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Then there’s the light and fluffy crowning glory strawberry mousse layer, just bursting with sweet strawberry flavours to top it all!

No bake strawberry mousse cheesecake is three layers of delicious fun all rolled into one. A dark chocolate base, a sweet vanilla cream cheese layer and a juicy strawberry mousse topping.

No Bake Strawberry Mousse Cheesecake Step By Step

Another fun thing about this recipe is that like its layers, its crated in stages. Let me explain how I go about creating this cheesecake step by step and in those three stages.

I find it easier making this recipe in 3 stages and doing other things in between. I actually start making this on a Friday with the chocolate base first and then top it an hour later with the vanilla cream cheese layer as that allows plenty of time for the layers to set.

Then on Saturday morning I make the Strawberry Mousse layer and leave it to set in the fridge until Sunday pudding time. That means all the layers will be set.

That fact that this cheesecake is made in 3 stages means there’s plenty of time to get on with doing other things in between. Its pieced together bit by bit! It’s like when being in the kitchen you’ve suddenly become a craftsman., building your masterpiece!

So folks, I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy this and so next time why not try my equally delicious strawberry whisky cheesecake? Also made with fresh strawberries!

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No bake strawberry mousse cheesecake is three layers of delicious fun all rolled into one. A dark chocolate base, a sweet vanilla cream cheese layer and a juicy strawberry mousse topping.
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No Bake Strawberry Mousse Cheesecake
Prep Time
29 mins
 

No bake strawberry mousse cheesecake is three layers of delicious fun all rolled into one!

Course: Pudding
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 412 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
Chocolate Biscuit Base
  • 200 g Chocolate Bourbon biscuits
  • 100 g unsalted butter
Vanilla Cream Cheese Layer
  • 125 g reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 150 ml reduced fat double cream
Strawberry Mouse Layer
  • 500 g strawberries
  • 100 g Icing Sugar
  • 200 ml low fat yogurt
  • 100 ml skimmed milk
  • 1 sachet of gelatine which will set 570ml of liquid
Instructions
Chocolate Biscuit Base
  1. Grease a round loose bottom 15cm/6" cake tin, and place a piece of greaseproof paper at the bottom.
  2. Crush the biscuits by placing them all in a bag and bashing them up to a breadcrumb consistency using a rolling pin, or use a food processor.
  3. Gently melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat and stir in the crushed biscuits, ensuring they absorb all of the melted butter.
  4. Empty the biscuit butter mixture into the cake tin, and press down with the back of a spoon ensuring all the base is covered evenly with the mixture. Then pop into the fridge for at least one hour.
Vanilla Cream Cheese Layer
  1. Mix the cream cheese, vanilla extract and icing sugar together by hand.
  2. Using a stand mixer with a whisk attachment or a hand help whisk beat the cream until it forms stiff peaks.
  3. Gradually fold the whisked cream into the cream cheese mixture until well combined.
  4. Pour the vanilla cream cheese layer on top of the biscuit base and pop back in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but best left overnight.
Strawberry Mouse Layer
  1. Cut off the tops and chop up 150g of the strawberries and place them in a blender, blitz until smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl mix the yogurt, milk and remaining icing sugar together. Then add the blitzed strawberries and hand whisk well for about 5 minutes until light and airy.

  3. Sprinkle the gelatine onto 120ml hot (not boiling) water and whisk until dissolved.
  4. Add the dissolved gelatine into the other ingredients and whisk again until combined.
  5. Spoon the mouse on top of the cheesecake and pop back into the fridge to set for at least 4 hours, but best left overnight.
  6. Once the mousse layer has set, completely carefully remove the cheesecake from the tin and slide the piece of greaseproof paper out.
  7. Cut the strawberries in half and decorate the top with them.
  8. Slice up the cheesecake and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
No Bake Strawberry Mousse Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 245
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.2g 42%
Saturated Fat 15.2g 76%
Cholesterol 72.5mg 24%
Sodium 236.5mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 38.3g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%
Sugars 25.5g
Protein 5.4g 11%
Vitamin A 27%
Vitamin C 62%
Calcium 17%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

No bake strawberry mousse cheesecake is three layers of delicious fun all rolled into one. A dark chocolate base, a sweet vanilla cream cheese layer and a juicy strawberry mousse topping.

Lastly just let me tell you how much fun Lady Lynne and I had photographing this recipe. 😉

You see once we slid it out if its tin, and decorated it, the strawberry mousse top layer slowly began to slide off the vanilla cream cheese layer! We had to act quickly to grab the last few reasonable looking photographs before total collapse!

I have to say though the yelps and screams of panic were quickly replaced by lots of laughing at the spectacle of it all, not to mention us having to use our fingers to scoop bits of cream cheese away and trying to push back the strawberry mousse layer.

Anyway that’s why its best to serve this cheesecake immediately. To avoid the same fate as ours! But do you know what, that’s why this whole recipe is just fun. And what’s the point of making puddings / desserts anyway if they’re not fun?

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No bake strawberry mousse cheesecake is three layers of delicious fun all rolled into one. A dark chocolate base, a sweet vanilla cream cheese layer and a juicy strawberry mousse topping.

Comments

  1. Hah! Your story about the pudding layer sliding away reminds me of the time I shot a picture of a cake with a slice being lifted out. About .5 seconds after the photo, the slice of cake teetered to one side and just flopped off the cake knife. Right there in the middle of my photo set. A big flopped piece of cake. Hah! But you’re right. Pudding recipes are meant to be fun! And this one looks incredible. I’m all about the fresh berries, and these last berries of the season look like strawberry perfection! 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      We spend so much time trialling and creating new recipes don’t we David and then when that end photograph doesn’t come out right or the cake flops (ha ha) it can all be a disaster can’t it? It’s not easy being a food blogger is it? 😉

  2. See, I would solve that problem by eating it straight from the pan 😀

  3. Layers are always good 🙂
    I didn’t pick up to many strawberries this year :/ We’ve been crushing the blueberries and cherries 😛

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Oh that sounds nice. I do like blueberries. You’re lucky to have cherries too. They don’t seem to be as popular as I remember them here. Or maybe that’s just me?

  4. Ben | Havocinthekitchen says:

    There’s nothing better than seasonal local berries and fruit. However, due to a rainy summer our local strawberries having a beautiful exterior doesn’t get a mellow and fine taste and texture; they’re kind of watery. This strawberry cheesecake looks perfect, Neil. I like recipes where you don’t need to spend many hours at once but can spread the work. There’s only one huge drawback regarding this cake…basically, over 2 days until you can enjoy it? That’s a torture! 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Yep, we’ve been there too Ben. I remember some years where the Scottish berries have been pretty much ruined by the rain. Fortunately we’ve not been too bad this year. The rain has come at the right time and the berries have been able to grow and be big and juicy! 😀

      And I know waiting 2 days can be torture for cake. But you do get to lick clean the bowl from each of the three layers you have to make so that’s not too bad I don’t think? 🙂

  5. I love no bake treats! This is one hell of a recipe, Neil! Perfect summer dessert. 😉

  6. I am absolutely loving this recipe right now Neil. It looks divinely delicious. Definitely saving and pinning this one to make for my son’s birthday next month. Thank you for the great recipe.😃

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