Strawberry Candy Cane Mousse
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A light, red & white dessert perfect for the holidays!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup Strawberry Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup Heavy Whip Cream
  • ½ Superfine or Granulated Sugar + 2 tablespoons
  • 2 cups Cool Whip
  • 3 Candy Canes broken into pieces
  • 4 tablespoons of cold water
  • Candy Cane Sprinkles
  • 10-12 fresh Strawberries, sliced
  1. Cut fresh strawberries into slices and place them into a bowl. Add four tablespoons of cold water and sprinkle the strawberries with two tablespoons of chilled water. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes or more.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment, add 1 cup of chilled heavy whipping cream. Add sugar and whisk until stiff peaks form.
  3. Spoon in 2 cups of Cool Whip and whisk until fully incorporated.
  4. To build the dessert cups, start with a layer of the mousse mixture (you could add in a little crushed peppermint or strawberry simple syrup first if you wanted too). Add a layer of strawberries (with a little sugary syrup if desired) and a final layer of the mouse.
  5. Even the top off using the edge of a butter knife. Scatter on the candy cane sprinkles (or crushed candy cane).
  6. Add a few slices of strawberries and a piece of broken candy cane for garnish.
  7. Serve & enjoy!
Recipe by Mom Endeavors at