Vanilla pineapple watermelon cream mousse _ No eggs and no sugar added

Dessert Shells with pineapple cream

Dessert Shells filled with vanilla pineapple watermelon cream

First and foremost, I want to start this post by thanking all those brave men and women who put their lives on line every waking hour so that we could be safe. For many of these families, Memorial Day would never be another holiday ever again. But it is also a sweet reminder to those who come back safe and sound to the arms of their loving family.

Our family spend most of the Memorial Day weekend sprucing up the yard;Lawn Mowing

Lawn Mowing

With everyone doing their bit

and trying to unpack the last few boxes which had been relegated to the ‘last to be opened list’ when we started unpacking them about 3 months ago. packing boxesIt’s been almost 5 months now that we left California and 3 months since we moved into out new house in New England. Looks like still some way to go before we finally wipe our brow and cheer “DONE!”.

I wanted to do something sweet and special for memorial day weekend, and came up with this recipe. I wanted something cool and creamy, but didn’t want to gorge oodles of fat and calories.

I whipped up this concoction, and it turned out to be pretty interesting,  and mouthful of melting goodness. Of course, it is not totally sin free, with 1/2 cup of full whipped cream helping to create the silky texture, but the a combo of fat-free ice cream and vanilla yogurt helped in creating a pretty healthy serving. To make it more sinful, I served it in dessert shell cups, but that was mainly for the kiddos and the photo-op. Us adults preferred scooping in bowls and making merry.

 

  1. Vanilla Ice Cream Fat free No Sugar added – 1 cupwatermelon and ice cream
  2. Vanilla yogurt – 1 cup
  3. Cream-1/2 cup
  4. Gelatin – 1 pouch
  5. pineapple juice – 2 tbsp
  6. Vanilla Extract – 1/2 tsp
  7. Pineapple chunks – 1 cup (I used canned)
  8. Fresh watermelon diced – 1 cup
  9. Lemon zest: 1/4th tsp

Directions:

  • Whip cream with an electric blender on its lowest setting , till it forms soft peaksWhipped cream
  • Dissolve gelatin in boiling pineapple juice and fold it into the cream.
  • Blend in the yogurt and ice cream
  • Mix watermelon chunks (Quit blending at this stage).
  • Layer a bowl with pineapple chucks. Alternatively, chop them small, and fill quarter of a dessert shell with them.
  • Pour into the bowl/Dessert shells.
  • Sprinkle Lemon zest.

Refrigerate for 6 hours.

Nutrition:

Rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and Dietary Fiber

Calories: 73 per serving

Calories with Dessert Shells: You don’t want to know.

I couldn’t take the final picture as my camera battery ran out and the phone picked up a crappy pic. But this turned out to be one yummmy dessert.

8 comments for “Vanilla pineapple watermelon cream mousse _ No eggs and no sugar added

  1. May 30, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    I looked at the dessert shells and instantly thought of Twinkies. (sorry) This sounds delicious.

    Loved the photos. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to New England but the trees at the end of the garden look very familiar. 🙂

    • May 30, 2012 at 6:59 PM

      Finally someone likes my photos! Yay!!!

      It’s lovely out here right now, if you can ignore the disgusting pollen which is painting the town and everything in it green. When the sun’s up, it’s really beautiful.

  2. June 4, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    We need some “sin” in our lives. We got the pollen too except everything is yellow. Raining so most has been washed away.

    • June 4, 2012 at 5:50 PM

      hahaha! Yes, I agree.

      After the first couple of days, it turned yellow. Now everywhere the deposit, or what’s left of it, is yellow. My fish pond is covered in a layer of yellow muck which I cleaned today.
      Thanks for stopping by, welcome to my world 🙂

  3. June 5, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    This looks like such a great light dessert for summer time, I love it!
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    • June 5, 2012 at 12:41 PM

      Thanks Megan!

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