Melon Mousse Recipe
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Melon Mousse Recipe

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"This unique summer dessert is low in fat and a creative way to use cantaloupe," says Sandy McKenzie from Braham, Minnesota. "It's best when made with very ripe melon to give the sweetest flavor."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 cups cubed ripe cantaloupe
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free lemon yogurt
  • Fresh raspberries, optional

Nutritional Facts

One 1/2-cup serving (without garnish) equals 90 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 fat-free milk.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over lemon juice; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  2. In a blender, combine the gelatin mixture, cantaloupe and sugar; cover and process until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a bowl; stir in yogurt. Spoon into individual dishes; chill until firm. Garnish with raspberries if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Melon Mousse in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p15

Nutritional Facts

One 1/2-cup serving (without garnish) equals 90 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 fat-free milk.

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

MUST use ripe melon! Otherwise it has a tapioca texture. Would like to try it again to see if I can get closer to mousse.

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