Suzanne Temple and Kristen Laurence are hosting a lovely festival at The Virtual Kitchen this coming Wednesday and are asking for your very best recipes for enjoying these sweet, juicy red drops of goodness that my kids use to call "strawbabies" (when they were babies themselves). I asked my family if they thought any of my recipes were worthy of participating. "Cappuccino Mousse" resounded through the house.
"But that isn't made with strawberries," I protested.
"No, but it was definitely made for strawberries! " Husband declared. So here it is:
1 C. milk
3/4 C. cold strong coffee (I use decaf.)
1 pkg. vanilla pudding mix
2 Tbl. sugar
2 C. heavy whipping cream
1/4 c. sugar
In a large bowl, beat milk, coffee, pudding mix (dry) and 2 Tbl. sugar with a wire whisk for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. In a chilled large bowl, beat whipping cream and 1/4 C. sugar with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Gently stir whipped cream into coffee mixture. Refrigerate about 15 minutes or until set.
Those people who don't like the flavor of coffee (do you really exist?) should know that this mousse has a very light taste, but it is definitely coffee flavored. It tastes great just as it is, but it tastes even better on the end of a sweet, juicy strawbaby!