We Heart You: V-Day Vegan Strawberry Mousse Recipe

They say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach — let this absolutely delicious dessert be your guide…

Courtesy of FP Gather chef Greg Glowatz, here’s a simple vegan sweet that’s sure to get your special someone’s attention quickly. <3

Vegan Strawberry Mousse with Strawberry Sauce, Fresh Strawberries, Toasted Sliced Almonds, Toasted Coconut and Coconut Whip
Ingredients
1/2 cup cashews
1 cup water
1 cup coconut yoghurt,  unsweetened
1 cup coconut cream
1 cup strawberries
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup toasted almonds
1/4 cup toasted coconut flakes
Method
Soak a half cup of cashews in 1 cup of water overnight.  Purée with water in a Vitamix or a high-powered blender until smooth.
Strain 1 cup unsweetened coconut yoghurt overnight in a cheesecloth-lined strainer.
Simmer one cup fresh or frozen strawberries in 1/4 cup maple syrup for 20 minutes.  Push the strawberries through a sieve to create a purée. Finally, fold the purée, leaving a little for drizzling on top with the cashew cream.  Then gently fold that mixture into the strained yoghurt. Set aside.
Whip 1/2 cup coconut cream with 1 tbsp maple syrup.
When plating,  layer up the fresh chopped strawberries with the mousse and the purée.
Top with toasted almonds,  coconut flakes and whipped coconut cream.

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