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Cranberry Mousse

on 08/17/2011

Yes, i can see you shaking your head.  Cranberries?  In the summertime?  Cranberries are a fall food, you protest.  They make you think of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  True.  But what if you took cranberries and made them light and fluffy and…summery?  Hmm?

Now if we were to ask Justin and Henry, the guys in the middle of the cranberry bog in the Ocean Spray commercials, if cranberries were just for fall, they’d have something witty and sarcastic to say, i’m sure.  So open your mind and then open your mouth to this wonderfully creamy flavor explosion.

My family would look at me cross-eyed if i served plain cranberry sauce.  We’ve been using this recipe since the girls were pups.  Somewhere i probably have a photo of little faces covered in cranberry mousse.  It is awesome!  So easy to make and goes with more than just turkey!  If there’s any left over after a meal, you’ll find someone eating it for breakfast. :0)  If i’m lucky, it’s me.  (Lucky is NOT my middle name.)

So, make room, chocolate!  There’s a new mousse in town.  

Cranberry Mousse

1 cup Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail

1 (3 ounce) package raspberry-flavored gelatin

1 (14 ounce) can Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce

2 cups frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed (or be really adventurous and make your own)

Heat cranberry juice cocktail to boiling in a saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in raspberry gelatin until dissolved; transfer to a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat cranberry sauce in a small bowl for 1 minute. Stir into gelatin mixture. Chill until mixture begins to thicken, but isn’t set.

Just before serving, add whipped topping and blend thoroughly.

Happy Birthday shout-out to my 10-year-old nephew, Cameron!

 Happy Birthday, SuperCam! 


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