Here’s a light and lovely dessert that my family really enjoyed.
But first a small confession: I’ve been using far too much cream in desserts for the family.
Although my husband and the kids are slender to skinny, it’s probably not a great idea to feed them bucketfuls of full fat cream.
And… those creamy desserts are not my friend. I have to exercise my resistance muscle and NOT eat them.
Licking the spoon whilst I make them is OK though.
Anyway, here’s a lighter option that has some useful nutrients as well as being low fat and slurp-ilicious.
I had to get over my fear of gelatine before starting this one. I prayed to my little kitchen god, who did not fail me. The gelatine behaved perfectly.
Tangy Passionfruit Mousse
- 1 tbsp gelatine
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 375ml Carnation Light + Creamy Evaporated Milk, chilled
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 tbsp lemon Juice
- 1/2 cup reduced fat natural yoghurt
- 1/2 cup passionfruit pulp
- Dissolve gelatine in hot water, cool.
- Beat evaporated milk with sugar and lemon until light and fluffy.
- Beat in gelatine with yoghurt and passionfruit pulp.
- Spoon mousse into individual serving dishes, refrigerate until set. If desired, decorate with fresh fruit.
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My children liked this a lot. Teen16 ate three of them and so hubby didn’t get any. I think next time I’d make double the quantity.
Evaporated Milk – The Backstory
When I was a little girl and we went sailing round the Western Isles of Scotland on our boat, the favourite pudding (as we called it) was a tin of peaches with a tin of Carnation milk. Spectacular!! I give that to the kids and hubby for dessert sometimes now too. They love it.
I tend not to eat that or many other desserts at night. I’m not rigid about this but as a general habit, I don’t… had to re-program myself.
But I do love dessert, so sometimes will have some for breakfast or morning tea. Why not!?? That’s when my body needs most of its energy, so that’s when I enjoy eating it most.
Tinned fruit and Carnation milk at 8am; breakfast of champions!!
Are you a regular user of gelatine?
Of evaporated milk?