I am posting this recipe just in time for Christmas, not because it’s a Christmas type dish – though with it’s lovely reddish color it could be. I’m posting it because if you know anyone like me…someone who loves to cook, who will cook till the cows come home (and having never raised cows, I have absolutely no idea what that saying means), but does not, will not, can not bake – then you must get them Bakeless Sweets: Pudding, Panna Cotta, Fluff, Icebox Cake, and More No-Bake Desserts for Christmas.
People who don’t bake are dessert challenged. Or at least I thought we were. Turns out we’re not. There are all kinds of options out there.
Crazy easy options that allow you to have a dessert with about 10 minutes of prep work and two hours of chilling time.
This was wonderful and light a perfect ending for a heavier meal.
Easy and Light Strawberry Blender Mousse
- 3 heaping cups chopped fresh, or frozen and thawed strawberries
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 3 teaspoons powdered gelatin
- 1/2 cup of cream
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup water or white grape juice
- fresh mint for garnishing
Put the white grape juice in a small saucepan with the lemon juice and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Let it sit for 5 minutes for the gelatin to soften.
Blend the strawberries, cream and salt in a blender until smooth.
Warm the grape juice over medium-low heat and stir until the gelatin dissolves. Pour this into the blender and blend for about 1 minute more. Pour inter six individual dishes and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Garnish with fresh mint or strawberries.
Makes six 1/2 cup servings.
This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at the every so lovely Rattlebridge Farm.