Fruit Mousse Gelatin

Posted on June 29, 2015. Filed under: Just Fun |

Fruit Mousse

I grew up with Jell-O on a regular basis and I loved it.  Jiggly jigglers, creamy confections with hunks of fruit in them at holidays, beautifully molded mounds to be sliced into.  I loved it all.  Knowing what I know now I couldn’t possibly consume all that artificial food coloring, flavoring and sugar.  I’ve had a canister of Great Lakes unflavored gelatin in the cupboard for a few years now, though, because I have wanted to try to create healthy versions of my childhood Jell-O favorites.  So here is my first success.  It was so easy I don’t know what I have been waiting for all this time!

Fruit Mousse Gelatin

1 lb. strawberries
1 pint blueberries
1 lb. cherries
4 oz. softened cream cheese
1 Tablespoon unflavored gelatin
2 T. raw honey
Stevia to taste

Put ¼ C. water in a little heat-safe bowl and sprinkle the gelatin on top, shaking the bowl a little to get the gelatin moistened.  Set aside.

Put fruit in food processor or a deep container to blend with a hand blender.  Blend up fruit, add cream cheese and honey and blend again.  Taste and adjust sweeteners.

Bring 2 inches water to simmer in a small saucepan.  Place small bowl of gelatin in it and whisk for 30 seconds to 1 minute until all gelatin is melted and the gel has become liquefied.  Pour into fruit mixture slowly while blending a little more to incorporate.

Pour mousse into individual cups and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.  Garnish with fresh fruit and/or mint leaves.

(Other fruits and sweeteners can be substituted)

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