Sunday, December 1, 2013

Raspberry Cream Mousse for Christmas! My Salt Tree Guest post is now here!

What a wonderful time of year!  I am so thankful for many blessings that make my life rich every day.  I am very thankful for my family and the freedoms we enjoy.  

Whatever your traditions are for this day of thanks, I hope you are able to do the things you love with those you love!  

Have a very Happy Day!

I am also grateful to be able to post here today for Salt Tree's Christmas Cavalcade.  It is a great opportunity to share with you and enjoy getting to know other fantastic bloggers who will contribute in the days to come!  

      For this occasion, I decided I needed to come up with something special, unique and exciting to share with all of you.  I am so very happy to say that everything came together and I am so pleased to debut this delicious and easy to make dessert for you. 

Easy Raspberry Mousse

There are so many special events and get togethers in the holiday months ahead that you really need a supply of awesome "go to" recipes.  We don't want any panic moments when you are asked to come up with something right?  Here is one that is easy to make and will delight any guest.

      This was inspired by a recipe from Martha Stewart here, but as delicious as that sounds, time is short during the holidays, so this is a simplified version that has unbelievable flavor and is much easier to make. 

 Here you go!

Raspberry Cream Mousse


1 pint (2 cups) heavy whipping Cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon real vanilla
3 oz. softened cream cheese (not pictured)
1/2 cup Welch's Natural Raspberry Spread
1 Tablespoon Raspberry Jello powder
12 Mother's Iced Lemonade Cookies (Or lemon Oreo size cookies)
Mint leaves and Fresh Raspberries for garnish

     Whip heavy whipping cream in a mixer until it forms semi stiff peaks.  Add powdered sugar until well blended.  Remove 1/2 of the cream and place in another bowl.  Add softened cream cheese to the whip cream (that is still in the mixer bowl) and mix until cream cheese is blended throughout. 

     In the other bowl, add the Raspberry Spread to the whip cream by gently folding it in until it is all incorporated.  Sprinkle jello powder on top and also fold in well.  (The jello will be grainy at first but in just a few minutes it will dissolve).   

 Place one Mother's lemonade cookie in each cup of a mini cheesecake pan.  I love my pan and if you want one you can find them here or here.  My pan is the bright aluminum type and so it reacted with the acid in the raspberry spread and turned a little bit blueish.  If you are planning to make this a lot buy one that has the non stick coating to prevent this.  I just lined the outside of the cups with parchment paper and that also helped them come out of the pan much easier.

Using a medium cookie scoop, drop one scoopful of the white whip cream mixture in each cup. 
     Spread it out evenly with the back of a spoon.  Then repeat with the raspberry mixture.
    If you do not have a mini cheesecake pan, you can line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper leaving enough so that it hangs over the side by a couple of inches and line the bottom with graham crackers instead of the cookies. I used a bread pan for the extra mousse and that works too.   Layer the whip cream mixture first and the raspberry mix last.

Then cover with plastic wrap and chill for about 2 hours. 
Remove from pan and carefully take the parchment paper off of the sides.  Then use a spatula if needed to even the sides up. 

Easy Mousse

Cut into squares if desired. Serve immediately or keep in the fridge in a air tight container until served.

Place fresh raspberries and mint leaves to garnish right before serving.

So elegant and festive!  Happy Holidays!
This recipe was shared with these great sites:
A to Z Celebrations 
The Recipe Critic 
Naptime Creations 
Kitchen Meets Girl 
Smart School House 
My Personal Accent 
The Country Cook 
Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons 


  1. challenge excepted :) looks really good. i will have to try this!

    1. Thanks for looking Chef Hallie! I want to see what you have been up to!

  2. Your raspberry cream mousse look gorgeous! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hope it works out for you too. It is a fun treat to take to parties at Christmas Time!

  3. Thanks so much! It was fun to make them. I visited your site and it is wonderful!

  4. Sandra, these are so pretty and look delicious! They will definitely find a place on my Christmas Eve buffet table. Thanks you so much for posting this amended version of the recipe. Can't wait to try these.

    1. I hope you love them like I do! They really are very fast to make up!

  5. WOW! What a eye catcher! I love the recipe and the tutorial, thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning now.


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