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Strawberry spumone: the recipe for a very light summer dessert

Total time: 20 MIN + Chilling time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist
Fresh strawberries
350 grams
Egg whites
Fresh whipping cream
200 ml
150 grams

Strawberry spumone is a fresh and creamy dessert, halfway between an ice cream and a mousse, to be served at the end of your dinners. Ideal to be enjoyed alone with a few slices of juicy strawberry, or to accompany a fruit salad.

The recipe is really very simple and above all very quick to prepare. All you need is a mixer or a classic blender and you're done; no cooking required. Accompany your strawberry spumone with a few mint or basil leaves and try all the freshness of this delicious dessert.

How to prepare strawberry spumone

Wash the strawberries well under cold running water. Alternatively, you can let them to soak in a bowl with water and baking soda. Remove the stalk and cut them into wedges.


In the blender or mixer bowl, add the strawberries to the sugar and whisk until a homogeneous froth is obtained. Make sure there are no pieces of pulp left.


Set aside the pureed strawberries. In a bowl, whip the fresh cream with the electric whisks until a very soft consistency is obtained. In a second bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff.


Mix the egg whites, whipped cream and blended strawberries in a single container, taking care not to break the mixture. Help yourself with a spatula and make movements from the bottom up.


Divide the strawberry spumone into several single serving bowls and let them cool in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Decorate with fresh strawberries and a few mint leaves to taste.


Strawberry spumone is a very versatile recipe and you can replicate it with any type of fresh (preferably seasonable) fruit. Try also the peach, melon or pineapple spumone and make fresh desserts for the summer.

In order for the strawberry spumone to maintain its consistency in the refrigerator, close the bowls in which you intend to store it with plastic wrap and let them rest in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before preparation.

When you beat the egg whites, try to keep the container tilted, so as to incorporate as much air as possible.

For an even fresher taste, you can add grated lemon zest to the mixture.


You can preserve the strawberry spumone for 3 or 4 days in the refrigerator, possibly in an airtight container. Freezing is not recommended, because once thawed the strawberry spumone would lose its soft consistency and would tend to melt.

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