Recipe

Strawberry halva mousse

This gorgeous strawberry halva mousse is naturally sweet and fluffy, combining juicy strawberries and nutty tahini to create a perfect healthy dessert or mid-morning snack.

  • Serves 6
  • 30 mins preparation
strawberry halva mouse

Ingredients

Strawberry halva mousse
  • 2 cup (500ml) coconut cream (see tips)
  • 250 gram strawberries
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (280g) greek-style yoghurt
  • 3/4 cup (210g) unhulled tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 250 gram strawberries, extra, sliced
  • 1/4 cup (35g) pistachios, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/3 cup (65g) pomegranate seeds

Method

Strawberry halva mousse
  • 1
    Pour coconut cream into a medium metal bowl; place in the freezer for 30 minutes or until chilled.
  • 2
    Blend or process strawberries, 1 tablespoon of the honey and half the extract until smooth.
  • 3
    Whisk coconut cream, yoghurt, tahini and remaining honey and extract until thickened slightly, then swirl through the strawberry mixture.
  • 4
    Divide mixture among six 1-cup (250ml) serving glasses; cover, refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • 5
    Serve topped with sliced strawberries, pistachios, sesame and pomegranate seeds.

Notes

Use a brand of coconut cream that states it is 100% natural on the label. Coconut cream that has 'emulsifying agents' added (it will state this on the label) may cause the mousse to separate into creamy and watery layers. You can make the mousse a day ahead; store, covered, in the fridge. For vegan diets, substitute coconut milk yoghurt for the greek-style yoghurt.

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