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A semi-successful mousse

In the neverending search for healthier desserts, I tried making a mousse with yogurt instead of whipping cream. I was inspired by my frozen yogurt recipe, which tastes wonderful even before it’s frozen. I found a CIA recipe for Chocolate Yogurt Mousse, so it seemed like the idea wasn’t entirely farfetched, but I wanted to make use of the fresh strawberries I had.

The upshot of all this is that I got a great tasting mousse – on the top of the dish. A bit of egg white separated into the bottom of each dish, which was less of a problem for smaller servings and more of a problem for larger ones. I refrigerated the mousse for several hours before serving it, but next time I’ll try freezing it to see if  it will completely hold together.

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  • dilek
    August 9, 2005

    that looks very apatizing for me!!!

  • fran
    August 9, 2005

    hi…just wondering, any intentions of making a tim-tam kind of biscuit?? i just had a pack yesterday and have been searching everywhere for a recipe!! 🙁

  • Anonymous
    August 9, 2005

    Hello — If the mousse wants to separate, I wonder if a bit of gelatin would help stabilize it? Or agar-agar, if you don’t like to use gelatin … although I don’t really know how agar works …

    By the way, this is my first comment on your blog — I’ve only been reading for about a week, but I found your recipe index and have made foccacia. I think I’m hooked now. Thanks!

    — Monica

  • Nic
    August 9, 2005

    Dilek – Thanks!

    Fran – I think that Tim Tams would be a real challengs. Who knows – maybe I’ll give it a shot!

    Monica – I’m glad that you’re enjoying my blog. I want to keep the texture nice and soft, which is why I was hoping to not have to use gelatin. But if it’s the only way… I guess I’ll experiment more.,

  • AugustusGloop
    August 9, 2005

    I would just stick to smaller portions =) This looks and sounds great.

    And I’d love to see your take on Tim Tams. Poor people. You guys should lobby your local supermarket!

  • Gia-Gina
    August 10, 2005

    I have a recipe for lime mousse and it is so light you forget the fat, also very fresh for summer! Let me know if you are interested an I can pass it to you. I am supposed to watch my cholesterol, I’m 32, it’s a family thing. I can’t pass everything up but try to be good as much as I can. This looked like a good, healthy choice for summer tho’.

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