Five-Minute Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

by Amy on 24 August 2014

5-Minute Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, + Vegetarian}

Today, I’m participating in a fun blogger event — the Secret Recipe Club. How does it work? Every blogger is secretly assigned another blog + chooses a recipe from that blog to make. On reveal day (today!), all of our posts go up at the same time, + everyone gets to see who was assigned to their blog, which recipe they chose, + how it turned out. Fun, huh?

I was assigned Natural Noshing, a fantastic blog full of tons of amazing-looking recipes. (Seriously, I bookmarked 9 recipes to try!) I decided to make Nora’s Five-Minute Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse, because it looked scrumptious, I had all the ingredients on hand, and it sounded like something that Fearless Baby would love. So, during Baby’s naptime, I quickly put it together, and sampled a bowl. It was excellent – light, wonderfully refreshing, and delightfully creamy. I loved the flavor of the chocolate shavings with the creamy mousse, so I decided to take it one step further and make a delicious parfait by layering it with chocolate pudding. Mmm. As I suspected, Fearless Baby loved it! And since it’s full of healthy stuff, I felt good about her eating it, too. And for those with dietary restrictions, it’s gluten-free, grain-free, + vegetarian as well. Whoop!

Thank you to Nora for introducing me to this AMAZING mousse + to the Secret Recipe Club for connecting me, yet again, with fantastic bloggers + amazing recipes! For all my previous Secret Recipe Club recipes, click here – there are TONS of awesome ones!

5-Minute Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, + Vegetarian}

Five-Minute Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

serves 1-2, adapted from Natural Noshing


3/4 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup fresh strawberries, coarsely chopped
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp honey or agave nectar OR 1 packet of stevia
1/2 oz dark chocolate, for shaving


Add all ingredients to the bowl of a small food processor or high-powered blender. Process or blend until smooth, about 60-90 seconds. Garnish with shaved dark chocolate (if desired) and serve immediately.

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{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 25, 2014 at 5:31 am

I’ve never made anything like this before – looks lovely!

2 Amy (Savory Moments) August 25, 2014 at 5:41 am

This is such a refreshing and healthy dessert!

3 Beth August 25, 2014 at 7:56 am

Sounds delicious. No wonder Fearless Baby (and you) loved it!

4 SallyBR August 25, 2014 at 8:51 am

did you say FIVE MINUTES???? Oh, that is too good to pass

great pictures, loved this post!

5 Rebekah @ Making Miracles August 25, 2014 at 8:59 am

What a refreshing and tasty summery dessert! Great pick this month!

6 Lauren Everson August 25, 2014 at 9:30 am

This recipe looks like it might be a good way to first try cottage cheese!

7 danielle August 25, 2014 at 9:30 am

I love this idea for a healthy snack. I always have cottage cheese on hand and I think the raspberries I have would work in this too.

8 amy August 25, 2014 at 9:33 am

I agree, Danielle – I think raspberries would be a great substitute!

9 Karen August 25, 2014 at 9:34 am

I LOVE recipes like this and it looks so pretty too! Karen

10 Nora August 25, 2014 at 11:02 am

So glad you enjoyed this! Super easy snack or dessert :) love the parfait idea! Happy reveal day!

11 Rachel August 25, 2014 at 11:27 am

Believe it or not, I just recently started eating cottage cheese. I had an unnatural fear of it for many years :) I love the idea of making a mousse with it! Kind of like cheesecake?

12 Kristi @ My SF Kitchen August 25, 2014 at 11:51 am

Yesssss this looks so good!!

13 nicole @ I am a Honey Bee August 25, 2014 at 12:22 pm

I don’t like cottage cheese but my fiance does and he has a wicked sweet tooth, this would be perfect for him!!! Plus the baby would love it too!

PS- I had you this month :-) xox

14 Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel August 25, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Yum! This looks awesome and I love that it’s also healthy! You could eat it for dessert but also a snack or even breakfast!

15 amy August 25, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Jess, I ate it for a late breakfast/mid-morning snack the other day! No shame. =)

16 Lesley Eats August 25, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Cottage cheese! Never would have thought of that. I need to try this soon; I still have strawberries in the freezer!

17 Adri August 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm

What a fab dessert for summer, and I bet that you could also make it with ricotta cheese. The Italians make something similar using instant coffee granules and ricotta.

18 amy August 25, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Adri, I am SO intrigued by the version with ricotta and coffee – going to look that up now!

19 Melissa August 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm

I always forget about cottage cheese. What an interesting way to make a mousse. I love the strawberry with shaved chocolate flavor combo. Great pick this month 😉

20 Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm August 25, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Welcome to SRC. Great post and great recipe choice

21 Sarah E August 25, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Oh my word – that looks divine. I need to try this asap :) Happy reveal day!

22 Couscous & Consciousness August 26, 2014 at 2:43 am

This looks fabulous for a quick and easy dessert. Seriously, what’s not to love about “five minute” anything. Even better when it looks like this. I can’t wait for strawberry season to arrive now.

23 Easyfoodsmith August 26, 2014 at 3:48 am

Love this fabulous recipe. Pinned

24 Choc Chip Uru August 26, 2014 at 6:12 am

Such a simple but FULL of flavour dessert – thanks for making my mouth water 😀

Choc Chip Uru

25 amanda @ fake ginger August 26, 2014 at 8:08 am

Oooh, I love this! I’m always looking for ways to make cottage cheese tastier. Can’t wait to try this!

26 Allie August 26, 2014 at 9:37 am

This sounds and looks so amazing. Especially since it only takes a few minutes!

27 Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories August 26, 2014 at 10:48 am

That looks so delicious and sounds so easy!!! I may actually eat cottage cheese!! =)

28 cheri August 26, 2014 at 11:33 am

What a great dessert for kids and adults, very impressive!!!

29 Emily @ Life on Food August 26, 2014 at 11:52 am

Dessert in 5 minutes sounds like a great idea! Glad it was a crowd pleaser. Happy Reveal Day!

30 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Yum! I have actually had my eye out for a good strawberry mousse!

31 sarah k @ the pajama chef August 27, 2014 at 9:21 am

what a great dessert! love that it’s quick & healthy. definitely a winner!

32 Kirstin August 27, 2014 at 11:07 pm

YUMMY! Sounds perfectly simple and really good

33 Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious August 28, 2014 at 1:36 pm

How deliciously clever is THAT! Great SRC pick.

34 Shannon @ Bake. Frost. Repeat. September 2, 2014 at 7:47 pm

This mousse looks wonderful and you had me at 5 minute! Ha.

35 Kelly September 3, 2014 at 4:20 am

What a wonderful ecipe! I love the pretty color – looks so yummyand summery! That’s awesome that fearless baby loved it too – such a tasty and healthy dessert :) Can’t wait to try this for my lil guy too :)

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