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.
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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. Servings: 6.
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
In a small bowl, combine the peaches, blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and salt. Mix gently.
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream and powdered sugar until it holds medium peaks. Fold the yogurt into the whipped cream until combined.
Spoon a small amount of the fruit mixture into 6 tall parfait glasses, then top with a spoonful of the yogurt mousse. Repeat layering the fruit and mousse until all of the mixtures are used up. Serve immediately.
Nutrition: 320 calories; 270 calories from fat (84 percent of total calories); 30 grams fat (18 grams saturated; 1 grams trans fats); 110 milligrams cholesterol; 13 grams carbohydrate; 1 grams fiber; 9 grams sugar; 4 grams protein; 60 milligrams sodium.