Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Awesome Minty Summer Dessert.... The Moussito

It’s pretty much the ultimate summer-time cocktail. It’s refreshing, minty deliciousness in a glass.


Now, before you go giving me all the credit, I have to tell you this was adapted from the wonderfully versatile and super simple dessert recipe, {Easy!} Creamy Fruit Mousse presented by Sara on Our Best Bites. It’s an awesome summer recipe not only because it’s tasty, but because it does not require the use of an oven when it’s eighty degrees or higher.

Here’s what you need:
  • fresh mint leaves
  • 1 pack lime Jell-O {I used the generic brand – would have used sugar-free but didn’t have any on hand}
  • 1 can lemon-lime soda {such as Sprite, or generic, diet version}
  • 1 container Cool-Whip {again the generic, lite version is okay} about 1 1/2-2 cups.
  • 4 oz. cream cheese {about half a rectangle, it’s not rocket science, you can eye-ball it}
Here's how to do it:
  1. Rinse a very small handful of fresh mint leaves, then shake off the excess water. Remove any hard stems so just the soft, flexible leaves remain. Drop those in your blender.
  2. Empty the packet of lime Jell-O on top of the mint.
  3. Pour 1 and 1/2 cup of soda into a microwavable measuring cup {the big kind for measuring liquids, not the little cups for dry goods – you don’t want anything boiling over!} and microwave it until boiling, or at least hot enough to dissolve the Jell-O powder.
  4. Add it to the blender and blend until the leaves are chopped nice and tiny and the powder has dissolved.
  5. Add your cream cheese and blend again until smooth.
  6. Now add 1 cup of cold soda and blend to mix.
  7. Dump in your Cool-Whip and blend until lump-free.
  8. Pour mix into your serving dish{es} and let it set in the fridge.
  9. Serve with {optional} dollops of Cool-Whip and a mint leaf as a garnish.
  10. Try to resist making it every day (it is a fairly lite option, as desserts go)
If you’re not making this for the whole family, you can totally add rum. But, skip the booze if the kids are having some. It really is good.

Many thanx to the Domestic Dork

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