Monday, August 18, 2014

Jello Mousse Recipe

Hey all! I have an easy dessert recipe for you all to make that’s great for those summer parties. 
This kind of mousse, not this moose.
This is a pretty common recipe and it’s even on the side of the jello box, however I have a fun little twist on it to make it even more fun. What’s the difference? Every other version of this recipe I have seen has only used one tub of Cool Whip, which results in a cool mixture of jello on the bottom, mousse on the top. My version uses two tubs, therefore making the whole dessert a mousse. It’s a preference and I encourage you to try both, though I obviously love the latter. This is one of mine and my mother’s favorites that I included in Aaron’s anniversary present. 
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 6ish hours for the jello to set
Yields: 6 servings
1 box of jello. Any flavor will do, but I love Strawberry.
2 tubs of Cool Whip. I recommend brand name Cool Whip. It mixes in the best and it tastes the best.
Fun glassware to make yourself feel extra fancy. Clear plastic cups also work nicely if you’re concerned about your barware getting broken.
Fresh fruit
Additional whip topping
Boil a cup and a half of water. Once it’s boiled stir in the contents of the Jello box until dissolved. It takes about 2 minutes to stir it all in, but it feels like forever and your arm might fall off.
Whisk in bits of the Cool Whip until both tubs are completely mixed with the jello. Again, your arm might fall off. 
Pour the mixture into 6 glasses for easy serving. Aaron inherited these lovely glasses from his grandmother, which have been great to take these to dinner parties. However, it also looks really nice in clear, plastic cups for more outdoor/kid centered events.
Let set for 6ish hours. Garnish with whip topping, fresh fruit and shaved chocolate. Did you know you can use a potato peeler to easily shave chocolate?! The revelations of a twenty-something who lived on easy mac for years. 
Tada! Super easy and super yummy. 

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