Milk-Free Frozen Berry Mousse
By: KFA Food Bloggers
Ahhh, Memorial Day - the unofficial kick-off of summer! With it comes blue skies, green grass, picnics, backyard barbecues - and of course something cool, creamy, fruity and luscious to top it off. What could be the downside of that?
For families managing food allergies, it’s hard to be festive when we’re trying to keep our family safe. It’s hard to feel included as we watch others around us enjoying frozen treats like ice cream and popsicles.
Milk allergy is the most common allergy among children. This means avoiding milk in all forms and anything containing traces of milk ingredients. It is important that family and friends understand that food allergies are a big deal.
Allergy aware companies like So Delicious® Dairy Free offer yummy options for people with milk allergy and more. Products include So Delicious Dairy Free® CocoWhip and So Delicious Dairy Free® Coconut Milk Ice Cream that are terrific summertime treats. These options are great alternatives when sharing dessert with family and friends. They taste so good no one will know they are dairy-free!
A spoonful of So Delicious Dairy Free® CocoWhip is a creamy addition to any dessert. But we’re going to transform it into an easy Frozen Berry Mouse that everyone will love. And using only four ingredients!
Frozen Berry Mousse is a perfect summertime treat. It is rich and creamy and totally decadent! Use any combination of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries or adapt to your tastes and what type of berries are available. There are lots of possibilities for using this creamy, dreamy creation. You can freeze it in silicone molds, serve it in individual serving sized containers, layer as a berry parfait or use it as a filling for a frozen pie.
This dessert is sure to be the perfect ending to your upcoming Memorial Day or Fourth of July celebrations. But it’s simple enough to make and enjoy on any hot summer day.
Cookouts and other celebrations should be about relaxed summertime fun. It should be about spending time with your family and friends and enjoying a beautiful day together. Milk-Free Frozen Berry Mousse makes a delicious dessert and a great way to make sure those with food allergies feel included.
Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings
Milk-free, soy-free, peanut-free, gluten-free
12 oz berries, fresh or frozen (see below)
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
Juice and zest of half a lemon
1 9-oz container So Delicious Dairy Free® CocoWhip, regular or light
Thaw CocoWhip in the refrigerator according to package directions.
In a small pot, combine berries, sugar and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
Place over medium-low heat and bring to a boil stirring frequently. The berries will "pop" as they are heated. Mash them with the back of a spoon as you are stirring to help break them up. Once mixture comes to a boil, continue boiling for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally and continue to mash the berries. Remove from heat.
Optional: If using blackberries or raspberries and you don't want seeds in your mousse, press the mixture through a fine sieve. This is easiest when it is still warm.
Allow berry mixture to cool completely.
Transfer berry mixture to a mixing bowl. Add about 1/2 cup of CocoWhip to the berry mixture. You don't need to measure this – just a big scoop. Mix the scoop of CocoWhip into the berry mixture to "lighten it up."
Add the remaining CocoWhip to the berry mixture. Gently fold it into the mixture until everything is combined.
Gently fill ramekins or silicone molds with the mousse mixture. Freeze at least 4 hours. If making ahead, cover with plastic wrap.
Serve with fresh berries and additional CocoWhip if desired.
Berries - use blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or any combination. Use fresh or frozen berries.
Containers - any individual serving sized containers will work. Some options are ramekins, shaped silicone baking cups such as stars or hearts, small glasses or stem glasses. If you want to unmold the mousse, use silicone baking cups.
Frozen or not frozen - the mousse can also be served refrigerated. Use ramekins, small dishes, small glasses or stem glasses. Garnish with fresh berries or cookie crumbs.
Parfait - layer the mousse with other ingredients such as coarsely crushed cookies, pieces of cake or fresh berries.
Frozen berry mousse pie - fill a graham cracker crust with the mouse and freeze. Allow to sit at room temperature 10 - 15 minutes before cutting.
Kids With Food Allergies thanks So Delicious® Dairy Free for sponsoring this blog post.