Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lemon Berry Mousse



I've been making this with mulberries because we have so many.
But normally I use strawberries.
And just a side note, as I was taking the top photo, The Baby started yelling "There's a snake on the porch! There's a snake on the porch!"

I ran out, camera in hand, and sure enough.
At least 4 feet long. He was a big ol' bugger.
And before I even got my camera to my eye, he was gone into a bush.
Super super fast.

Anyway...

Vanilla Wafers
boiling water
1 pkg. (3 oz.) Lemon Flavor Gelatin
1 cup ice cubes
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened (I use light, but not non-fat.)
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. lemon zest
1 tub (8 oz.) Whipped Topping, thawed
1/3 cup strawberry preserves

Line vanilla wafers around edge and bottom of plastic wrap-lined 8-inch square pan. (My square was still packed so I used a round.)
Add boiling water to gelatin mix; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in ice until melted.

Remove about 1/3 of the gelatin and put it in a seperate container for a snack later. The lemon flavor is too "fake" if you use the entire thing.

Mix sugar, cream cheese, and lemon zest. Gradually beat in gelatin. Whisk in whipped topping.

Pour half the gelatin mixture into prepared pan; cover with 16 wafers. Microwave preserves on HIGH 15 sec. or until melted. Crush mulberries (or strawberries) into the melted preserves with the back of a fork. Brush onto wafers. Top with remaining gelatin mixture and wafers.

Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.

Serve with extra berries on top.

It looks (and tastes) complicated but it's so easy.
It takes less than 10 minutes to put it all together.
And people will rave about how good it is.

Take it to a picnic or 4th of July gathering!




14 comments:

Hannah said...

Mmmm....looks like a yummy summer treat. I'll have to try that! :-)

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I totally would not have been worth anything after *There's a snake on the porch*

That looks so good!

Amy said...

I am seriously freaked out by the number of snakes you have talked about. And ON YOUR PORCH! That's not okay. Hubby wants to move us to the country and a big ol' porch is supposed to be an incentive. Pretty sure I wouldn't enjoy it if snakes are present.

rentz said...

Yummy!

We've had a lot of snakes at our house lately too. There was a big, dead one in the creek yesterday. Yea for dead snakes! Did I say that out loud? Oops!

Jody said...

This looks so amazing! Definitely will need to make this soon.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Yum!
So good to have discovered you!

Sara said...

delicious!
there is a recipe on the box of vanilla wafers that is in my cupboard...seems very similiar, but yours looks better :)

snakes? no, no thank you.
I was almost, however, expecting you to say that the Baby was holding it when you went out there.

Graceful said...

Oh my gosh that snake -- totally wigged me out.

Did you find your dog???? I just read the post below...I am hoping and praying he came home!!!

mmmgleisner said...

Your SNAKE stories are giving me nightmares!!! ewww!!! But I love your blog anyways!!

Country Dreaming said...

I know I wouldn't be running to take a pic of a snake. Yuck!
Holy Moley!!!!!!

The yummy looks yummy!

Melinda

Ruth said...

snakes????? ok, i am no longer hijacking laura's road trip. yikes!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

It was sooooooooooo good! I just wish we had some right now.

love the girl

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Beki, I made the mousse. It was delicious! My family sends their thanks! :)

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