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.