Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Oreo Mousse!

There is nothing like a cool and creamy mousse! It is refreshing; oh, so creamy, and it's just fun to call food~ mousse! This mousse is a simple and delicious one. I had been looking at a box of Jello Oreo pudding in the baking aisle of the grocery for a few weeks. I just couldn't imagine what to do with it. Finally, I just bought it, figuring if I set it on the counter and looked at it long enough, inspiration would strike. It didn't. So I put it away in the cupboard. One day it just hit me, and so here it is! This mousse would be the perfect ending to a picnic or outdoor party. It just has to be kept cold. If you are having a fancier event, they could be made into individual mousse by using some of the cute mini containers that are available. No matter how you serve it, you will find this mousse to be easy to make and very delicious! That's always a great combo!

Oreo Mousse 
(this recipe makes 3-8 ounce mousse)
1 box Jello Oreo Pudding
2 cups Milk
crushed Oreo Crumbs
1 cup Whipping Cream
1/4 to 1/2 cup Confectioners Sugar
Mini Oreo Cookies

Mix the box of oreo pudding with 2 cups of milk.
Whisk for 2 minutes.(these are the directions on the box)
Let set up for 5 minutes.
While your pudding is setting up, whip your whipping cream
on high until medium peaks begin to appear. As they start to show, 
add your 1/4 cup of confectioners sugar. 
Taste it and if you feel it needs to be sweetened, add more. 
Finish whipping the cream until stiff peaks appear.
Gently fold in 1 cup of the whipped cream to the pudding.
I used oreo cookies that I had in the house for the crushed
oreos. I just removed the inside cream, put the 
top and bottom oreos in a zip lock bag, and crushed them
with a rolling pin. You can also use the precrushed
crumbs, of course.
Sprinkle some of the oreo crumbs into the bottom 
of your glasses. I didn't measure exactly, because 
not everyone will use the same type of glass as I did.
I put enough oreo in so that it would be visible once the
pudding goes on top. 
Add the mousse filling until about half way.
Add some of the oreo crumbs on top of the layer of
mousse filling.
Add filling up to the top of your glass.
Use the left over whipped cream to pipe on top of
the mousse filling. I used a wilton tip # 1M. Then top
the whipped cream with a mini oreo.

Thanks for joining me today!

Here's a thought from a Oreo Mousse eater~when eating the mousse,
stir the oreo crumbs in with the pudding with your spoon as you are eating it.
It's really good! :)