Let’s be honest. Being a mom is a lot of work. My days are busily spent taking care of my kids, making sure my house is semi-presentable, cooking/baking and somewhere in there, I manage to sleep.
The days when my oldest daughter has school, dance class and various other activities, I need to get dinner and dessert done, fast. As in, start to finish, under 30 minutes. For a while, we would go without dessert, simply because I could not manage my time in such a way that I had time to finish both dinner and dessert.
Then I started to get creative.
My kids are big fans of anything strawberry. This is a quick, everyday dessert that you can prepare in 10 minutes in the morning, let it sit all day and come dessert time, you will have a delicious, easy dessert that your kids with love.
What you’ll need:
2- 3oz boxes of strawberry gelatin
16 oz COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, frozen or thawed
For the strawberry mousse:
In a medium bowl, mix one package of strawberry gelatin into 1 1/2 cups of boiling water. Once the gelatin is dissolved, whisk in 8 oz of COOL WHIP (I measured out 8oz using my kitchen scale, but you can eyeball it, it does not have to be exact). Set in the refrigerator and let set for 6-8 hours.
For the strawberry gelatin:
Follow the directions on the box.
Have your kids help! Spoon the mousse into the bottom of a cup or bowl. Cut up some strawberries over the mousse (help your kids with this, I cut the strawberries before hand). Spoon the strawberry gelatin over the strawberries and top with a dollop of COOL WHIP. Enjoy!
My kids were thoroughly impressed by this dessert. I was impressed that the mousse was so simple to make, just gelatin, water and COOL WHIP.
If you don’t like or have an allergy to strawberries, you can switch out the gelatin and fruit for any other fruit flavor. Next time, I might try raspberry, or maybe lemon for a bright summertime treat.
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