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RECIPE: Strawberry Mousse

Updated: May 18

We’re berry excited to bring this recipe to you. A delicious balance of strawberry flavour, full of vitamin C with a smooth creaminess texture. This recipe is a great boost for the immune system.

As we discovered here, our immune systems need a boost of vitamin C this winter and strawberries are an excited source of Vitamin C. With that in mind, we’re bringing our sweet and oh so yummy Strawberry Mousse recipe for you to whip up for your residents and children in care.

Is it safe to eat raw eggs?

Eating raw or uncooked eggs can be very dangerous for our vulnerable Australians. The elderly, pregnant women, infants and immunocompromised people should avoid eating raw eggs or food that contain raw eggs. Salmonella bacteria is present in some eggs which can cause severe illness and even death.

If you’re wondering why we are presenting a recipe with raw eggs for the aged care and childcare industries, then not to worry, there’s a substitute!

Egg substitute: Chickpea water or Aquafaba.

Aquafaba (Italian for 'bean water’) is the liquid strained from cooked legumes and can replace egg whites in a recipe, as well as whole eggs in baked goods. Simply, drain and reserve the liquid from cans of chickpeas.

1 egg white = 2 tablespoons of chickpea water (Aquafaba)

To ensure the safety of your residents and children, simply replace the egg whites with 8 tablespoons of chickpea water in this Strawberry Mousse recipe. It may take up to 10-15 minutes to take on the appearance of soft peaks and a white and thick consistency, but it does the job!

Serves 50 Adults




​4.5kg (plus extra to serve)



​Eggs (whites)


Caster Sugar



4.5L + 500mL to serve (50mL per serve)

​Lemon Juice



  1. Add gelatine to hot water (enough water to cover gelatine), stand for 5 minutes until dissolved. Set aside

  2. Beat egg whites (or chickpea water) until soft peaks form, then gradually add sugar, beating until dissolved.

  3. In a separate bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Fold in egg white mixture.

  4. Puree strawberries until smooth. Strain through a sieve or mesh. Then and add to lemon juice and gelatine.

  5. Pour into serving glasses and refrigerate until set. Serve with cream and extra strawberries sliced on top.

Allergens: Egg & Milk. Contains Gelatine

Nutritional Information

Each individual OSCAR recipe has been accessed by our qualified Dietitians and includes the IDDSI Texture Modification Suitability index.

For Childcare centres

This Strawberry mousse recipe can serve up to 100 child size portions. Place in a tray to set, and then use cookie cutters for fun shapes and animals to serve.


Enjoying this recipe? We have a range of recipes available that are dietetic accessed and suitable for Aged Care and childcare facilities. Click here to enquire today.

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