Peppermint Mousse Recipe
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Peppermint Mousse Recipe

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This dessert is refreshing and mildly minty. It is a wonderful way to end a holiday meal or a delicious dessert throughout the year.—Julie Moyer, Union Grove, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces chocolate-covered peppermint patties
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Fresh mint and additional peppermint patties, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 239 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 141mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water; let stand for 1 minute. Add milk and peppermint patties; stir over low heat for 5 minutes or until candies and gelatin are dissolved. Add vanilla and salt.
  2. Pour into a large bowl; place in freezer for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently until mixture is cooled and thickened. Beat for 1 minute or until fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into serving dishes. Garnish with mint and peppermint patties if desired. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Peppermint Mousse in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p9

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"This is very easy to make, a perfect dessert for a hot summer day when you don't feel like turning on the oven. It was a big hit with my family."

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