12/21/12

What's New: Eggnog Mousse


I love baking and I love desserts. I wish I didn't like them so much. It makes being a dietitian a little challenging but I just love arriving at a party with a homemade dessert that makes everyone ooh and ahh. 

When I got married I knew Mike's family was active but I don't think I knew how active. I don't mean that they like to work out, they live to challenge themselves. Mike's mom is a triathlete and finishes in the top 3 almost every time. His sister teaches umpteen different exercise classes a week in addition to her extreme events. Most recently she completed a 6 mile obstacle course that included crawling under barbed wire and carrying bags of rocks up hills. Then there is his brother who has tried out for Ninja warrior, played football, played soccer, won several City Chase events, and recently placed 3rd in his first ever figure competition. They love to eat healthy too, which is where I come in. 

Mike and I are hosting his family Christmas at our house so I thought I'd continue with my dessert tradition. But this year, in their honor, I plan to make a light dessert. Now this is not one of those tiny fruit desserts that trick you into thinking you had dessert but leave you craving some type of ooey gooey goodness. This is a real dessert and festive too. 

I wish eggnog didn't have so many calories because I think it tastes so good. So when I started brainstorming I knew I had to think of something with eggnog. So I present to you Eggnog Mousse. It's easy to make. It takes very little time and it is less than 200 calories. 

A couple of notes, I used Dr. Oetker Organics Cooked Pudding & Pie Filling Mix, an organic pudding mix with no high fructose corn syrup, colors, dyes, artificial flavors, etc. You can find this at Market Street on the baking aisle on the copper shelves - just ask one of the team members for help.

I also used TruWhip, an organic "cool whip" which also contains no hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial flavors. 

Merry Christmas!!

Eggnog Mousse
Ingredients
1-3.8 oz box of Dr. Oetker Organics Vanilla Pudding and Pie Filling Mix (not instant)
1 1/2 cups of Light Egg Nog
1/2 cup skim milk
4 oz TruWhip frozen whipped topping
6 Anna's Ginger Thins

Directions
1. Mix egg nog and milk together into a large bowl. 
2. Whisk in vanilla pudding until well mixed.
3. Pour mixture into a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat. Stir continuously. When bubbles break the surface, continue to boil for 1 minute.
4. Remove from heat and pour back into your large bowl. Refrigerate until the pudding mixture is no longer warm.
5. Remove from the refrigerator and stir in 4 oz (or about half) of the whipped topping. Stir until mixed.
6. Spoon into ramekin dishes and serve with one Ginger Thin. Garnish with whipped topping and nutmeg if desired. 

Makes 6 servings each with 150 calories. The ginger thin is an additional 25 calories. Mmmmm.... Mike already tried it and he LOVES it.

Combine the egg nog and milk

Add the pudding mix to the egg nog and milk.

Whisk the pudding mix and eggnog mixture until no lumps are evident.

Heat the mixture over medium heat until bubble rise to the surface. Let simmer for 1 minute.

After the pudding mixture has cooled in the refrigerator, mix with whipped topping.

Spoon egg nog mousse into ramekins and garnish with an
Anna's Ginger Thin (found in the deli section at Market Street)


1 comment :

  1. Oh, this looks good. And I was not aware of this products. Thanks!

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