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Peppermint Mousse

 Peppermint Mousse
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
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 239 calories, 17 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 141 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.