Coconut Chocolate Mousse Filled Strawberries.
Let’s fill some strawberries with chocolate mousse and roll with it.
This is so embarrassingly easy that I barely even know how to tell you about it.
But I’m going to!
You might remember last year, I shared a recipe for my s’mores stuffed strawberries. They are actually from my first cookbook and such a simple easy idea, but something slightly fancier than chocolate-covered strawberries… and they are so freaking good.
It’s that time of year again, and by “that time of year” I mean the time of year for strawberries and, let’s be real, s’mores. Well, there isn’t ever NOT a time for s’mores, but summer is more s’mores-like, don’t you think?
I wanted to make a similar concept for mother’s day, a super simple easy recipe you could throw together the morning of. One that everyone would love but one that barely has any ingredients. One that wouldn’t stress you out!
One of my favorite indulgent but classic desserts is this milk chocolate mousse made with coconut whipped cream. I figured I could make the chocolate, mix it with some whipped coconut cream and stuff those berries. And it’s done!
And apparently, if you use vegan chocolate? These are accidentally vegan. Just an accident. Ooops.
I cut the berries in a weird way so they would stand up, yes, but also so I could get the maximum amount of chocolate inside. This meant that I had to slice a little portion off of the point so the berries would stand, but HELLO. They are still cute. The cutest.
And covered with rainbow sprinkles! Isn’t that a shock.
They just seemed to need… something. Sprinkles it is.
I’ve talked for ages about how I had my first chocolate covered strawberry… in a MALL of all places… with my mom. We we’re about to go up an escalator and this was when there were still chocolate and candy counters inside of department stores. There was no one behind the counter, the mall was about to close and there was a platter of chocolate covered strawberries on the counter that reeeeallly looked like samples.
Today I question if it was actually a platter of samples, because no one in their right mind samples chocolate covered strawberries. FOR FREE.
But we each took one and it was, to this day, the best chocolate covered strawberry I’ve ever had. It wasn’t even a real one – it was one of those fully encased in chocolate and filled with strawberry syrup. But wow. It was good. I will seriously never forget that moment.
So YES, this is the easiest recipe ever, so get to it! Start it now and keep ‘em in the fridge all weeknight. Best midnight snack too. Better than Oreos. I swear.
Coconut Chocolate Mousse Filled Strawberries
- 2 pounds strawberries (the larger berries, the better!)
- 6 ounces high-quality chocolate, chopped
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 (14 ounce) can COLD full-fat coconut milk (refrigerated overnight)
- sprinkles for topping!
Take each strawberry and slice the leaves off, then use a paring knife to slice the inside out, leaving a big hole in the center. Slice the bottom off of the point end, just so the berry sits. Place all the berries on a plate.
Place the chocolate, water and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds, repeating until the chocolate begins to melt and stirring after each time. You want the chocolate to be melty and smooth! Once melted, let cool for 10 minutes.
In that time, take the can of coconut milk out of the fridge. Open the can and discard the liquid (save it for smoothies!), then scoop the firm coconut meat into the bowl of your electric mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until completely whipped and thick.
Fold the coconut whipped cream into the cooled chocolate. Fold thoroughly, until it's combined and no (or barely any) lumps remain. Place the chocolate in a piping bag - or you can use a spoon!
Pipe the chocolate mousse into each strawberry. Cover in sprinkles and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Goes great with wine too! I said so.