Rain, Rain and more Rain
Los Angeles, surprisingly has been getting completely hammered with some very much needed rain and snow. As if mother nature decided to make up for a decade plus of drought in just the last couple of weeks. This all maybe great for our dried out state but it takes it toll on my mood. Preferring instead to curl up in bed with Kam, listening to the rain fall rather than getting things done.
Something Bright to Brighten the Mood
Instead I decided to get in the kitchen and make something bright, and dream about the upcoming Spring time. Who says you can’t curl up and get cozy with a fresh mixed berry vanilla mousse. I say poo, YES you can!!
This is not you traditional mousse, so don’t expect that thickness and structure, but it’s a rather lighter, creamier and softer texture. Surely, I guarantee you will enjoy it.
Super simple, easy and can be thrown together in a flash with just a couple of ingredients, many of which you possibly have on-hand. The mixed berries can easily be changed to what ever combination of frozen berries you prefer. As well, you may also choose to use a single berry of your choice. Using only raspberries will create a bright pink mousse, sure to please for Valentines’ Day.
There are only 2.5 of us in our household, so I choose to make larger portions. The mousse certainly could be made in a single large mold, much smaller ramekins for entertaining or served in clear glass bowls. Try garnishing with a small dollop of fresh whipped cream along with the mint and berries. Oooooo purdy! * the amount of sugar is based on your personal preference as well as the sweetness of the berries. Start with 1/3 cup then taste and adjust the sweetness after adding the gelatin mix to berries then use more sugar if needed.
* the amount of sugar is based on your personal preference as well as the sweetness of the berries. Start with 1/3 cup then taste and adjust the sweetness after adding the gelatin mix to berries then use more sugar if needed.
Whatever you choose will sure to please. Let’s breathe some life into your winter greys and whip up this simple mixed berry vanilla mousse. Please comment below. Let me know if you liked it.