5.31.2011

Creamy Mandarin Mousse

This is a delicious and simple dessert recipe which can be made ahead. The combination of whipped cream, cream cheese. and intense flavor of orange-lemon Jello with bits of Mandarin oranges will satisfy any adults and kids alike.

This recipe was one of two dessert recipes which I submitted to RWoP (Real Women of Philadelphia) video contest. And let me tell you, though we love cream cheese, my family and I have eaten way too much cream cheese lately.



You can really fancy it up by putting them in individual serving dishes or a large trifle dish.

Serve this unique dessert after a good, spicy Asian meal.


Creamy Mandarin Mousse
Serves 8

1 Jar of 24.5 oz Mandarin Orange slices in juice
1 Pkg of 3-oz orange flavored gelatin
1 Pkg of 3-oz lemon flavored gelatin
1 cup(s) of hot boiling water
1 tsp. of unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cup(s) of cold orange juice
4 ounce(s) of Philadelphia Cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup(s) of granulated sugar
1 cup(s) of heavy whipping cream

Open and drain Mandarin orange slices in a colander. In a measuring cup, add 1 ½ cup of cold orange juice, and 1 teaspoon of unflavored gelatin. Stir to dissolve.

In a medium size bowl, add boiling water, orange and lemon flavored gelatin, and stir until completely dissolved. Add orange juice/gelatin mixture.

For quick chilling, submerge the bowl of gelatin mixture in a large bowl of ice water for 10-15 minutes until almost jelled.

In the mean time, using a hand mixer, beat heavy cream until firm peaks form; set it aside.In another small bowl, cream together softened Philadelphia cream cheese and sugar.

Combine jelled orange juice mixture and cream cheese and whisk until uniform in color. Gently fold in whipped cream, then Mandarin orange slices (Reserving some for garnish).
Pour into a trifle dish or any pretty small, individual glass dishes. Cover and refrigerate until firm; time will vary depending on the size of the container you use (35 minutes to several hours). Can be made up to two days ahead. When ready to serve, top with extra whipped cream and reserved Mandarin orange slices and serve.

18 comments:

  1. This sounds so refreshing and delicious Kay! We eat alot of Mandarin oranges at our house! My kids love them : ) Im bookmarking this for sure!

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  2. Wow Kay I have to agree with Holly, this looks so refreshing! And beautiful too! I hope you win RWOP!

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  4. I'm saving this recipe,, yum,, so light and summery,,

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  5. Looks delish, Kay! I like the idea of doing a trifle with it--I'll have to keep this in mind for our next church potluck or dinner party.

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  6. This is really making me hungry! Lovely colour of the mandarin mousse!

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  7. Kay, this looks amazing - especially with these 94º days we've been having.
    mickey

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  8. Thank you so much dear friends! And great to meet you uhooi, Purabi, and Ron!

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  9. This is such a pretty dessert and sounds so nice and refreshing for the summer! It does sound nice after a spicy meal!

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  10. Looks amazing, light and delicious! Thanks for sharing and lovely to connect!!!

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  11. This looks like the perfect taste of summer! Thanks for sharing! ;)

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  12. Kay, I LOVE this post. :-) I'm going to pass this video up to the Region Vice President of Kraft because she loves seeing any Kraft product advertised by consumers. The recipe looks delicious and I'll definitely be trying it out sometime this summer. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Wow Kay, this sounds delicious. I'm going to have to try this one.
    mickey

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  14. The flavor combination reminds me of those orange creamsicles that I used to eat when I was younger. This looks like a wonderfully refreshing summer dessert.

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  15. Is there anything more refreshing during the hot months of summer (or in our case, spring - 98 here today!) than orange? Citrus is just so cooling. I just printed out this recipe and will try it this week. It will be 100 on Wednesday, so the perfect day for Mandarine Mousse!

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  17. I watched the video of you and your fabulous mandarin mousse. You look so cute, and confident making the easy mousse. Love the recipe, and the way it turned out!
    Must make this yummy summer dessert, for sure:DDD

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  18. I have a granson that loves mandarin oranges. I must make this for him! Sounds delicious and creamy:)

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