A few of y'all wanted a dessert recipe for the next stream, and while I didn't get to do said stream for this (too short of notice on my part), the dish came out phenomenal anyways and holy cow I need more of it in my life! A bit on the dainty side of visuals, this dessert is sure to please anyone and anytime!
Strawberry, Basil, Lemon Cheesecake Mousse
1. Combine the strawberries, lemon zest and juice, basil, and brown sugar in a food processor and pulse until fruit is pureed and all ingredients are blended well. Set aside in fridge.
2. In an electric mixer, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks (the whipped cream should hold onto the whisk or a utensil without falling off, but dont whip too much or else you'll have butter!). Add in the yogurt and softened cream cheese to the whipped cream and continue beating until smooth.
3. Fold in the strawberry puree, mixing thoroughly, then add in the powdered sugar, folding it completely in also until smooth. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and stick it in the freezer for about 30-40 minutes to set.
4. Place the graham crackers (or shortbread cookies in my case) in a ziplock bag and crush into uniform crumbs. In a bowl with the melted butter, mix the crumbs until all is evenly crumbly and moist (think of the consistency of wet sand, you want that kind of texture).
Plate Presentation (For what is shown in picture) :
Chill until ready to enjoy!
As I found out tonight, letting the mousse sit in the fridge for a day or so after making it gives it an even better flavor than when fresh made! All the ingredients meld together and just boost and compliment each other so well, I got to the bottom of my cup and craved more...but alas it was all that was left ;_;
Anyways, I really suggest trying this out, of all my desserts, this has to be a definite favorite of mine so far!
Here's another look at this dessert: