With spring around the corner , big plump juicy berries will be easily available . This recipe works well with most berries like blue berries , black berries , strawberries and raspberries , the last two being my choice .
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1 pint berries , hulled and quartered
3 tbs sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 heaping tablespoon thin sliced fresh mint ( optional )
In a medium bowl , sprinkle the hulled and quartered berries with the sugar and mash them lightly with a fork until the strawberries have excuded some juice and the sugar has started to dissolve . Let macerate for 15 minutes .
Strain the juice from the berries into a bowl . Whisk the sour cream into the berry juice . In a medium bowl , whip the heavy cream until it holds soft peaks . Fold in the sour cream mixture and then fold in the sweetened berries .Refridgerate the berry mousse until it is chilled , at least 20 minutes .Spoon into bowls and garnish the mousse with the slivered fresh mint , if you like.