Book: No time to read! I am working in the sound booth for “Meet Me in St. Louis” at Wentzville Christian Church. Come see us! It is May 1st at 7pm and May 2nd at 2pm and 7pm. How much does it cost? It’s free! But really good. It isn’t one of those free musicals in someone’s basement – these are professionals playing!
Recipe: I am trying more healthy option recipes in preparation for the presentation on making foods healthier. This was one of those happy finds because I had everything already in the pantry. I made it before breakfast and it was ready for lunch as a mid day treat. I may even try reducing the sugar even more…. or you could always the sugar if you wish with Splenda or whatever sugar substitute you normally use.
Everybody ate this one. It was great with strawberries, but would be just as great with blueberries, blackberries or raspberries which are going to be in season next month here in the Midwest. This would be GREAT for a dinner party or something you needed to prep ahead of time and needs no prep time before except to pull it out of the fridge. Make it as small or large as you like. We used some 8 oz. ramekins I have, but you can use whatever bowl size you like. The larger the bowl, the longer it will take to set of course.
You can and should use fresh lemon juice. Pictured above is the lemon juice I used. It is the only lemon juice in a bottle that I have found that doesn’t contain preservatives. It is from Costco … but it doesn’t use lemon oil to give it flavor, just lemons. The stuff at Aldi and ReaLemon all have preservatives and lemon oil in their ingredients. Or use fresh stuff of course!
- ½ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed or bottled (without preservatives)
- .25 oz. (1 packet) powdered unsweetened gelatin (Knox is a popular brand)
- ⅔ cup sugar or sugar substitute
- 2 cups nonfat or low fat Greek yogurt
- berries, optional
- Have ready your 4 ramekins, 4 small bowls or 4 short glasses for the mousse.
- Off the heat, pour the lemon juice into a medium sized pot or sauce pan. Sprinkle the gelatin powder over the lemon juice. Wait about 3-5 minutes.
- Sprinkle sugar into the lemon juice and whisk together.
- Turn the burner onto medium heat. Continue to whisk the mixture together often until the sugar dissolves and the juice is mostly clear. This will take about 5 minutes.
- Take the pot off the stove. Whisk in the Greek yogurt. Now divide the mousse between the bowls. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for at least 2 hours. You can make this the night before a party.
- Add berries and eat!