Do you know Murphy’s Law? It says that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.  And today is one of these days. However, instead of getting frustrated or even aggressive, I put everything aside and treat myself with a nice dessert. Okay! I might not deserve it, but sometimes you just need something comforting to survive the day.  So, today I opt for my granny’s strawberry mascarpone mousse. It is supposed to look like this ice cream which imitates a plate of spaghetti with tomato sauce (I know, it is a weird, but typical German creation), and tastes like a fruity version of tiramisu (without the booze and coffee).

My granny's strawberry mascarpone mousse served in a chocolate bowl. In the background is a pitcher wiht strawberry puree.

The recipe for strawberry mascarpone mousse from my granny's recipe book

During my childhood, my granny used to make this strawberry mascarpone mousse for birthday parties and other big events because it was (and still is) so easily and quickly prepared. Usually she served huge bowls of it, but don’t worry, I think, half the amount will be enough for a family of four. (To be honest, even a spoonful of that mousse could be enough to induce happiness for a whole day.) That is hardly surprising with all those rich ingredients; whipped cream, quark, mascarpone and a fruity strawberry puree, so basically all those tasty ingredients which make my heart leap for joy.

View from above. There is a bowl of strawberry mascarpone mousse, a glass of grated coconuts and a pitcher with strawberry puree.

Close up (from above) of the strawberry mascarpone mousse.

A frontal close up of the strawberry mascarpone mousse. In the background is a glass of grated coconuts.

And just imagine, this mousse is served within an edible chocolatey bowl. Oh my gosh! That would be my seventh heaven.

Is your mouth already watering? Okay, here is the recipe for granny strawberry mascarpone mousse. Try it out and convince yourself:

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Granny's Strawberry Mascarpone Mousse
Prep Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 20 minutes
  1. Whip the cream until it is stiff.
  2. Mix mascarpone with quark (or its substitutes), lemon juice and powdered sugar. (hint: sift the powdered sugar to avoid clots)
  3. Fold in the whipped cream and put it into the fridge.
  4. Melt the dark chocolate in a pot with warm/hot water.
  5. Wrap small bowls into cling film and evenly spread the melted chocolate into them. Put the bowls into the fridge as well. (hint: If you want the bowls to be thicker, repeat this process)
  6. Defrost the strawberries and use a blender to turn them into puree.
  7. If the chocolatey bowls are solid again, remove the cling film. Put the mascarpone mousse into those bowls until you have a nice little "mountain".
  8. Pour the strawberry puree over the mousse, sprinkle it with white chocolate flakes or grated coconuts and enjoy it.
Recipe Notes

For those of you who don't want to create those chocolate bowls: My granny used double the amount, put everything into a big bowl, and served it that way.

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Close up of a spoonful of strawberry mascarpone mousse

With this in mind,

Treat yourself with one…or two spoons of this mousse.