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Quick Coffee Mousse

 Quick Coffee Mousse
This delightful dish from Vernette Dechaine of Pittsfield, Maine, will become your go-to recipe when you need a simple but elegant dessert “Its texture is light as a cloud, and the taste is perfect for coffee lovers,” she says.
2 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 ice cube
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons whipped topping, divided
  • Additional coffee granules, crushed


  • In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1
  • minute. In a small saucepan, dissolve coffee granules in boiling
  • water. Add gelatin mixture; heat over low heat, stirring until
  • gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in sugar. Add ice cube; stir until ice is
  • melted and mixture begins to thicken. Transfer to a bowl; add 1/3
  • cup whipped topping. Beat until blended. Fold in 2/3 cup whipped
  • topping.
  • Spoon into two dessert dishes; top each with 1 tablespoon whipped
  • topping. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, dust
  • with crushed coffee granules. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 119 calories, 7 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 9 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.