May 19, 2008

Magic mousse


Magic mousse is such an easy dessert to make, you just need a few ingredients and a few minutes to spare. Once mixed together, the dessert has to cool and set in the refrigerator while undergoing the magical transformation from a single colored dessert to a double layered marvel!! The bottom layer is simply the jello and the top layer is jello mousse which tastes awesome! Its fun to watch the layers separate, and I think this would make a fun kitchen/cooking project with the kids. The taste and texture were awesome, something completely unexpected from such a common place dessert, Jell-O. I had made just a single dessert glass and soon everybody was fighting over who would get it! After I took the pictures, it was gone in a matter of seconds. My li'l girl also enjoyed her share of dessert. I would recommend it just for the visual treat and the taste is a fantastic added advantage. In the picture I hope you can make out three layers. I actually quartered the recipe, and skimped a little on the cool whip because I was reserving it for something else. I think the proportion of the cool whip to the jello was a bit low, so it probably set before the separation was complete. There was nothing missing in its taste, and we got a fun bonus layer!! And the smiley on the glass is just a reflection from the lights above and not our grin ;-). Enjoy!

Recipe (Makes 10 servings, 1/2 cup each):

Jell-O strawberry flavoured gelatin - 1 pkg 8-serving size (or 2 pkg 4-serving size each)
Boiling water - 3 cups
Cool whip whipped topping - 1 tub (16 oz)

Method:

Stir the boiling water into the dry gelatin mix in a medium bowl for atleast 2 minutes until completely dissolved.

Add the whipped topping to hot gelatin.

Mix with a wire whisk until the whipped topping is completely melted and the mixture is well blended. (Mixture will be thin).

Pour into 10 glasses or a 6-cup mould, or a glass bowl sprayed with cooking spray.

Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

If using a large mould, unmould onto a serving platter just before serving.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Source: Kraft Food and Family magazine, Spring 2007.

Tips:
  1. You can also use frozen whipped topping, if you forget to thaw it. Just follow the recipe, and use the same amount of frozen whipped topping. Be sure to stir the gelatin mixture until the whipped topping is completely melted, before pouring into the moulds.
  2. Dont forget to experiment with other flavours of Jell-O !!

19 comments:

Uma said...

lovely mousse! looks so refreshing. Thanks for the simple recipe and the tips.

ranji said...

that must have been delcious!!!i have only eaten chcoc mousse til now..would love to try this one....

Sangeeth said...

JZ i made them today and they came out right.....:)i luv ur mousse

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

Thanks Uma, Ranji and Sangeeth!!

Sangeeth, I am so happy to see that you made it and that you like it!

Hetal said...

Thanx for this wonderful,refreshing Mousse,looks gr8!!

Divya Vikram said...

looks gorgeous

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW!.... That was a nice idea... Looks so good. Gorgeous picture. Loved the color.

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

Thanks Hetal, Divya and Sukanya!

DK said...

Luks wonderful and elegant.

Maheswari said...

oh..lala..that's a wicked picture..drooling...:)

Rachel said...

Magical indeed!!!

vandana rajesh said...

This is my first time here and you sure do have wonderful recipes.

Srivalli said...

thats one sinful look mousse!...nice place you have here!

Purnima said...

JZ, wonderful picture! Thanks for making it sound so easy!!! Loved the tips!

JZ @ Tasty treats said...
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JZ @ Tasty treats said...

Thanks DK, Maheswari and Rachel.

Thanks Vadana, do visit again!

Hi Srivalli, thank you for ur compliments!

Hey Purnima, glad I could help with the tips!

Trupti said...

wow JZ moose looks delicious..
hey JZ check my blog there is surprise for you.

easycrafts said...

Excellent colour...feel like having it rightaway

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

Thanks trupti and EC !! Hey Trupti, I wonder what my surpise is.. :-)