Thursday, July 28, 2011

Razzle Dazzle Mousse

Category: Desserts
Difficulty Rating: Easy

Here's another outstanding recipe from Doris Schwietzer. She was famous for it in the groups she frequented. Especially the "Knit Wits". This is a group at SCBC (church) that knits for the homeless and people in rest homes. Every year they make boxes and boxes of scarves and knit hats, sweaters and even blankets! What they don't give to folks who are in need, they sell. Then they give the proceeds to homeless charities. I think Doris must have made more things for the to benefit the homeless than anyone. Especially baby clothes in soft yellows and whites and aquas. She loved those babies! So when you make this dessert, remember Doris. White-haired, fiesty, sentimental Doris--who had a heart of gold.

Note: Any mousse that has cream cheese in it is almost no-fail.


1 C whipping cream
3 T sugar
1/2 t vanilla
1 8-oz pkg. cream cheese-softened
3 oz. white chocolate, melted
1 1/2 C fresh raspberries
1 C fresh blackberries


Beat whipping cream in small bowl at medium-hi speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating until stiff peaks form (stiff peaks, soft peaks--look it up on Google if you don't know the difference). Beat cream cheese in medium bowl at medium speed until fluffy. Add chocolate; beat until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. In 6 (1/2 C) parfait or stemmed glasses (I use wine glasses), alternate layers of mousse and berries, ending with raspberries. Refrigerate until serving time. (375 calories per serving--but worth every single one)

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