May 8, 2013 10:26:53 AM
It doesn't matter how skilled -- or not -- your kids are in the kitchen. This easy, fruity mousse parfait is a great Mother's Day project they can help with.
To keep it simple, we use vanilla Greek yogurt as the base for our mousse, and fold whipped cream into it for a light, airy texture. Then we layer the mixture with lightly sweetened fruit for a pretty and tasty contrast. We opted for peaches and blueberries, but any berry or diced fruit would work fine. Strawberries and bananas or raspberries and orange segments would be great combinations.
Not feeling fruity? Try a sprinkling of chopped toasted pecans and a touch of prepared caramel sauce between the layers.
EASY BLUEBERRY-PEACH MOUSSE PARFAITS
Start to finish: 15 minutes
Makes 6 servings
1 cup fresh or thawed sliced peaches, diced
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Pinch of salt
1 pint heavy cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
Nutrition information per serving: 320 calories; 270 calories from fat (84 percent of total calories); 30 g fat (18 g saturated; 1 g trans fats); 110 mg cholesterol; 13 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 4 g protein; 60 mg sodium.