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Juicy Jelly Mousse

This recipe is in categories Desserts, Party food
About this recipe
Healthiness : (132 votes)
Difficulty:  1 out of 5 difficulty
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: No cooking required
Number of servings: 4


A very simple recipe that anyone can make
Ingredients
  • 1 x 135g (5oz) packet jelly (any flavour)
  • 290 ml (½ pint) evaporated milk (chill in the fridge before using)
Equipment
  • Measuring Jug
  • Whisk
  • Bowl
Making and cooking it
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  1. Make the jelly according to the instructions on the packet - but only add enough liquid to make 300ml (½ pint) of jelly
  2. Allow the jelly to cool but not set, then pour in the evaporated milk
  3. Whisk for about 5 - 10 minutes, the mixture should contain lots of bubbles
  4. Pour into a bowl or 4 separate glasses and leave in the fridge for a few hours to set
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Name: Gail 13th August 2017
I used to make a lovely light lemon mousse by making up a packet lemon jelly with a little less water (making the total around 3/4 pint), sometimes adding in some lemon juice for a more genuine lemon flavour. When that was cool I would whisk a small can of evaporated milk until it was light and bubbly then carefully fold the jelly into the whipped evaporated milk (folding is using a metal spoon to gently turn the mixture over, to avoid knocking out the bubbles, as you add the jelly in slowly). I think this would avoid the problem of separation.
Name: Julie Owen Miss 10th March 2017
My Mum used to make this Mousse for us when we were little. Always popular at parties. Re Mirza's comment, sometimes Mum's would be a little like blancmange or custard in texture in the bottom of the bowl & the top was ok. She could never work out why this was. Maybe there wasn't enough air whisked into it as the ingredient's aren't exactly difficult to get wrong...I really don't know. Suffice to say your next Mousse could be just right so I wouldn't worry...Enjoy!
Name: Mirza 17th January 2017
I use vegetarian jelly but it doesnt turn out right its more like custard than mousse what am i doing wrong?
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