Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Summer Fruit Mousse -- Vegan Tuesdays
I wasn't in the mood for any type of major dinner last night--Dave is away and I just wanted to grab something quick. So, I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and I made a simple summery dessert.
I found this lovely, light peach mousse recipe on recipezaar.com. Of course, I substituted a vegan version of jello for the regular thing. You can buy vegan gelatins at Vegan Essentials (http://www.veganessentials.com/); they have an unflavored version as well as a couple of fruit flavors. I also used a vegan whipped topping instead of whipped cream, and agave instead of honey.
This turned out be such a fluffy and fruity dessert--a wonderful treat for a warm night.
Summer Fruit Mousse
1 package peach or orange Jell-O
1 cup boiling water
3 medium ripe peaches, sliced
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup whipped topping or whipped cream
fresh mint, additional peach slices or raspberries, optional
Place Jello and water in a large mixing bowl and stir to dissolve.
Place peaches, honey and almond extract in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
Add to jello and stir to combine.
Cover and refrigerate 1 1/2 hours or until the mixture is the consistency of syrup.
Beat the mixture on high speed 5 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
Gently fold in whipped topping.
Spoon into stemmed wine glasses and refrigerate at least one hour.
Garnish with your choice of toppings if desired.
Posted by Michele
Labels: dessert, fruit, vegan, vegan tuesdays
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Such a pretty photo. Sounds great!ReplyDelete