Raspberry “Mousse”

Fake Mousse is Better than No Mousse at All…

I must admit, this is not one of my tastiest or most creative recipes…but it gets the job done on cooling you down on a hot summer day! Last week we had a lot of raspberries around, as they were on sale at the grocery store and couldn’t pass up a deal when we’re pinching pennies…Thus the raspberry “mousse” was born…Mark and I didn’t want to heat up the place by making a traditional mousse with eggs, nor did we want to use heavy whipping cream that day, so we kept things simple…very simple…

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 2 cups Cool Whip Lite (yes, yes, yes, I know…cutting corners…but it got the job done…)
  • 1 tbsp Chambord (Raspberry liquor)
  • Chocolate shavings (optional garnish)
  • Slivered Almonds (optional garnish)

Okay…listen carefully…this is about as simple as it gets…

Make sure your Cool Whip is dethawed, measure it into a mixing bowl. Place washed raspberries into food processor and liquify (you can strain the seeds if you’d like, we didn’t). Fold raspberries into Cool Whip and add in liquor. Portion 1/2 cup portions into dessert cups (or whatever small sized dish you have) and freeze for at least 20 minutes (good to make it before dinner and let them chill while you are eating).

Top with any toppings (highly suggested) and enjoy frozen. It definitely still takes like Cool Whip, but raspberry flavored Cool Whip! That’s something, eh? Good replacement if you don’t want the heavy creaminess of ice cream or whipping cream…