Strawberry Chocolate Almond Mousse Frosting


Marinated fresh strawberries with zest and juice of orange, brown sugar and unsweetened dark chocolate plus smoked almond crumbles. Folded into dairy-free whipped topping! A perfect mousse with which to frost a layer cake!

Makes about 3-1/2 cups

1 lb. fresh. ripe strawberries, washed, hulled, thinly sliced from end to tip

1/3 c. light brown sugar

1/4 t. salt

2 t. vanilla extract

zest of 1/2 lg. orange plus 1/4 c. orange squeeze, drained

1 oz. dark unsweetened chocolate, shaved, shredded or grated

1/2 c. processed till crumbly and crumbs begin to clump up BLUE DIAMOND SMOKEHOUSE ALMONDS – process 6 oz. to achieve an even crumble, then store the rest in a covered container

1 t. guar gum powder

1/2 t. xanthan gum powder

1/4 t. malic acid

1/4 t. cream of tartar

2 c. RICH’S WHIP TOPPING – thawed completely, then whipped into small peaks adding 1 t. vanilla half way to peaks

1 t. additional vanilla

1/4 c. granulated sugar

1- Combine strawberries, sugar, salt, vanilla, orange zest and juice, chocolate and almond crumbles in a mixing bow. Stir well, then refrigerate and marinate till strawberries soften and liquid releases from strawberries – several hours or overnight is best.

2- When ready, remove from refrigerator and place in blender container.

3- Add guar gum, and xanthan gum powder.

4- Immediately blend till thickened. Let set about 15 minutes.

5- Then add malic acid and cream of tartar.  Blend again and watch how thick it gets from the original blend.

6- Transfer to large mixing bowl.

7- Add 1-1/2 cups whipped topping, additional vanilla and granulated sugar to strawberry mix. Fold into strawberry mix till thoroughly and evenly dispersed.

8- Refrigerate in covered container several hours till cold and set.

9- Then frost your favorite cake. The cake will need to be refrigerated after frosted, so make room.

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