Dec 15, 2013

Low fat, low sugar, light as air mousse

I originally saw this as a pie, but realized that you could use it for a few different dessert ideas.  You can serve it in little dishes as a mousse, you could layer it with whipped cream and graham cracker or Oreo crumbs as a parfait, or you can pour it into a pie shell.  Its so light, fluffy, and LOW CALORIE, low carb, and low fat!  If you are not as concerned with calories or fat, you can add 1/2 block of room temp cream cheese to the yogurt before adding the Jello.

Here is some Key Lime mousse (left over from the pie I made)

2 individual size yogurts. Your choice of flavor.  I would use one that has no fruit chunks, and I do not recommend 'whipped' yogurts.  Get fat free, or low fat.  Greek would be great!
1 container sugar free whipped topping, thawed.
1 box sugar free Jell-O corresponding to the yogurt flavor you chose.

Pie crust, graham cracker crumbs, or other toppings of your liking.


Heat 1/2 cup water to simmer, dissolve Jell-O into the water.  Add 1/2 cup cold water, and stir.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, add the yogurt. Using a hand mixer,  (Now is where you would cream the yogurt and cream cheese together if desired)  slowly add Jell-O (It will still be liquid).  Once it's all incorporated (will be quite runny) add the tub of whipped topping, slowly beat until all ingredients are smooth and mixed.  It will be runny, but it firms up in the fridge.

Pour into individual ramekins, parfait it with cookie crumbs and whipped topping, or pour into a pie shell.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or until firm, and fluffy.

Recommended flavors:  Key Lime w/ graham cracker crust, Raspberry with Oreo crumbs, Strawberry with graham cracker or Oreo!, Cherry, Orange

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