Light raspberry mousse – healthy dessert

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For many years my mom would make this dessert for my birthday dinner. She would do with prunes and a fine custard on top. Not too sweet, I was never a big fan of super sweet desserts that are very popular in Brazil, but light and tasty, perfect for the December summer weather down there.
I was thrilled when I found the original recipe the other day. It would be perfect for a light dessert and I decided to modify it from the original, to make it lighter and diabetes friendly. I used raspberries that I had in the fridge, but strawberries would do too. It is so easy and fast to prepare and a great change for the plain jello, rich with protein and fruit, fun and pretty!

Raspberry mousse – perfect light and healthy dessert

6 portions

4 whites
3/4 cup sugar (Splenda also works very well)
1 cup raspberry or strawberry coarsely mashed and mixed with 1 tbs sugar or Splenda
4 tsp gelatine, flavorless

Sprinkle the gelatin in 1/3 cup cold water. Add 1/4 cup boiling water, mixing well and let it cool off for 3 to 5 min.
In the mean time beat the whites in hard peaks with an electric mixer, add the sugar, still beating. Fold the strawberries into the whites, add the gelatine mixing gently but well.
Pour the mousse in a bunt cake pan, previously rinsed with cold water – do not wipe, the pan should be wet when you pour the mixture, which will make it easier taking it out of the pan.
You also can do in small ramekins for individual portions, as I did.
Cool in the fridge for at least 30 min.

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Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Raquel

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