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Strawberry Frosting Shots!

Light and luxurious strawberry frosting shots – with just a few healthy ingredients!

Just 3 healthy ingredients to make these light & luxurious strawberry frosting shots

It’s a strawberry skyscraper!

I do not have a green thumb. Seriously, I actually managed to kill a cactus once. And most of the fruits or vegetables I plant either end up dead or devoured by some greedy lawn creatures. (Darn squirrels!)

So this year I was excited—and surprised—when the strawberries I’d planted actually grew. With some of the freshly-picked berries, I made strawberry-lemonade pie. If I don’t put the recipe in my cookbook, I’ll be sure to post it on the blog later this summer.

I also made multiple batches of my favorite Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes.

Then the rest of the strawberries were transformed into the strawberry mousse skyscrapers pictured above. Of course, I ate some berries plain, straight off the plant. Didn’t fancy leaving any for those pesky squirrels. I’m still mad about the cantaloupe they usurped from me last year!

coconut whipped cream

strawberry frosting shots

Strawberry Frosting Shots

(or strawberry mousse)

  • 1 13.5oz can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1-2 fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch pure stevia, or 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • tiny pinch salt

Open the coconut milk, and if it isn’t yet as thick as in the above photo, leave the can (or transfer to a bowl) uncovered in the fridge overnight. Don’t shake the can before opening. It should get very, very thick. If it doesn’t, you’ve gotten a bad can that won’t work for the recipe. I highly recommend Thai Kitchen Organic, or use Coconut Cream instead, for a no-fail option. Once thick, transfer just the thick part to a bowl – leave out the watery bit at the bottom of the can – and blend with all other ingredients. Use fewer strawberries for a thicker mousse. Stored uncovered in the fridge, the mixture gets even thicker.

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Published on June 8, 2012

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  1. Verena says

    Today is my birthday and this recipe might become a new favorite of mine! Thank you so much for sll this great recipes! Btw…. I got a Mr. magic! Im so happy now!

  2. Anna Banana says

    I wonder if you can make the strawberry mousse like your chocolate mousse recipe – with tofu. Any thoughts?

      • Ann says

        I’ve made a tofu pudding (starting with Katie’s recipe but sugar free) and put strawberries in it–and it was yummy. I’ve tried throwing all of my favs together, so cocoa or carob with the berries and cream etc and I think any of these work, just adjust to your taste!

          • Joy says

            Jen, I would do a little more research and not go by what the Mayo Clinic says. They are in the business of healing sick people, they aren’t going to tell you something is healthy. Coconut oil has actually been shown to help Alzheimer’s patients. Just do some Googling and you will find lots of true facts.

          • Jen E says

            Um sorry we will just have to agree to disagree I go where the science is and actual studies. Dr Greger posted studies in those videos BTW. The Mayo Clinic is a research hospital and they are a not for profit. They are one of the best hospitals in the US. They are nothing to snub your nose at!
            Also check this out about Alzheimers and coconut oil

          • Jen E says

            That’s hilarious. The Mayo Clinic is non-profit so there is no financial motivation for them to keep any people sick. The term “in the business of healing sick people” suggests that you believe doctors are only in it for the money and would run out of business if everyone was healthy. Even the health insurance companies would rather everyone were healthy. Then they could charge insurance premiums and not have to give anything back.

            There’s no credible evidence for coconut oil curing or even improving the condition of Alzheimer’s patients. That’s a claim made by a single doctor whose husband has the disease and she is trying to sell a book about it.

          • Brittany says

            Wow, people will do ANYTHING to start drama on the internet, won’t they?

            Your recipe looks AMAZINGLY yummy, and I’m going to make it sometime this week for my boyfriend and I! So it has a lot of fat, who cares? Take the splurge and eat something yummy!

          • Nancy says

            It’s called ‘a mistake’ or ‘an error’ Chuck:-) Right off I noticed the icon wasn’t Jens, therefore, neither would the comment be hers. Good thing u spoke up Chuckie or we’d all b in the dark. (Oops, there’s one of those ‘mistakes’) lol . . Hope u have a sense of humor.
            By the way, enjoyed ur comment.

          • Millicent says

            Jen–I just lost weight and re-vamped my diet using Grace and Strength. I have learned that coconut milk is good for you, in moderation. It’s yummy, too!

          • terry says

            i know this is an old post but i have to say tofu is the worst for you. especially if you have an autoimmune disease. it has plant estrogens, is extremely gmo, and is just flat out bad. i’d way rather eat coconut and all its parts. now that it’s 2+ years later, i hope you’ve changed your mind. if now, soy got me, and it will get you too. sorry. and i can’t wait to find some sweet, locally grown strawberries and try this recipe!

    • Saraquill says

      I made strawberry mouse with a tofu base, going from the recipe in the book “Cute Yummy Time.” To me it tasted exactly like a strawberry milkshake.

  3. Jasmin says

    My favourite is vanilla all the way… or maybe that’s just because it’s just a neutral flavour and I can add anything to it. Like vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries. I tried your chocolate frosting shots once and they were so yummy! I just bought come canned coconut milk and blended it with pineapple and made popsicles so I don’t have any more coconut milk left. I guess this just means another grocery trip for me! 🙂

  4. kira says

    Hey Katie — I was wondering if the frosting shots (of any flavor) can be used as actual frosting on top of other recipes (cupcakes, cakes, etc), or if they are better on their own? Like, will they act like frosting when spread on things?


    • tiffany says

      I’ve seen people use this as actual frosting, though they say to frost it before serving whatever it is, though someone else frosted it like normal and just kept the stuff in a fridge and said it worked fine.

  5. Mariel says

    haha i just tried to do something like this this morning with the coconut milk can and i came down stairs and looked and my mom had transferred it so it was a clumpy mess. she didn’t know better! very dissapointing morning.

  6. Bridgit says

    Going to the store tonight after work to pick up full fat coconut milk! I just got my flavored liquid stevia yesterday…I am totally making the strawberry “whip” but using my chocolate stevia!!! That’s a good Saturday/Sunday morning breakfast, right?? (okay I’ll make pancakes too)

  7. Michelle says

    We LOVED the chocolate frosting shots so I am sure this will be great too. I will have to say that I have had better luck with non organic Thai Kitchen coconut milk. It has been thicker than the organic. Thanks for all the great recipes!

  8. Pixie Vincent says

    You mean we have to CHOSE between the 3?? No. Not possible. That’s why some marvelous wonderful person invented Neopolitan ice cream. 😀 I honestly don’t think I have a favorite between the 3 over all. Now, depending on the DAY, I can end up wanting chocolate more…but I think that’s hormonal! lol

  9. Anna @ The Guiltless Life says

    Possibly vanilla but I am a huge chocolate fan too. I love strawberry but tend to prefer strawberries fresh than strawberry flavoured things. I am so impressed you grow your own strawberries! I have no green thumb either and can’t imagine being able to keep strawberries alive!

  10. Andrea says

    These look delicious! And I’m going strawberry picking tomorrow, woooo! And by the way, I think that’s the prettiest picture of you I’ve ever seen!

  11. Samantha says

    I just got a can of coconut milk last night to make the chocolate version! However, I have strawberries ready and waiting.

    I laughed about the Neapolitan ice cream comment because that was one of the ones that caused lots of problems in our house when I was growing up. No one wanted the strawberry especially!

    Sometimes I REALLY crave vanilla strangely, but overall, it will always be chocolate. 🙂

  12. Suzie says

    I am definitely with you on the chocolate, it’y my fave! I love love coconut as well, so this frosting is a perfect combination and love that you used fresh strawberries– I want to grow my own!

  13. Sunnie says

    Chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry . . . tough question. For me, it depends:

    Chocolate is my favorite frosting flavor – though normally I’m not very fond of frosting, I do love a dark, dark, DARK chocolate frosting, if it’s good. 🙂

    Vanilla is my favorite flavor when it comes to ice cream. It reminds me of my childhood, and it’s so yummy and simple.

    Strawberry would probably be my favorite milkshake flavor – chocolate here seems a bit too rich, and vanilla could get a little too sweet!

    So . . . I’m a neapolitan girl. 🙂

  14. Trish @ MyBigFatBundt says

    Katie, you should layer the flavors! You have all the flavors for Neapolitan! I would prefer either a chocolate/strawberry combo or a strawberry/vanilla combo. I like all three flavors alone, but for some reason strawberry tastes amazing when you pair it with another flavor such as chocolate or vanilla…or how about coconut or even lime?? I am going to make your super creamy strawberry shake today!

  15. Susan Jacobs says

    My favorite is vanilla when it comes to shakes but I love chocolate everything…lol Congrats on the strawberries…I can’t grow anything either but am planning to try again soon. I have read that if you plant marigolds around your garden it will keep those small animals out…worth a try. Love your blog and thanks for sharing on pinterest.

  16. Valentina says

    I like strawberries with chocolate 😛 And vanilla icecream 😉
    Your strawberries are huuuuge! I have everything in my garden… well, I hope so.. Right now just red currants and a few strawberries, and lots of cherries, but I’m waiting for apricots, apple, more strawberries and mostly raspberries… I love raspberries <3

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