Lately I have been spending way too much time at our local farm market buying strawberries from California and fresh NJ blueberries. This easy dessert was inspired by Silent Cricket 's Simple Strawberry Mousse. *NOTE: Cooking time is freezing time, so plan ahead. :D
- Add strawberries, blueberries, 1 cup of cool whip and sugar substitute in blender until desired consistency about 1-3 minutes. (I like mine smooth with no fruit lumps).
- Place in a plastic container with a tight fitting lid, and freeze for 24 hours.
- After completely frozen scoop out and divide frozen mixture into 4 dishes.
- Top each frozen mixture with chocolate syrup, remaining cool whip and almonds.
Acadia, I have to tell you that the family really enjoyed this...even though I have to admit I made a few changes. First off, Cool Whip is now on the nuclear waste list, so I actually used 1 cup whipping cream in my Vita-Mix. And yes sugar substitutes are nuclear waste as well, so I used real sugar. With said changes I will list the outcome so that others who prefer to use more natural ingredients will give your recipe a try too. The first batch tasted wonderful but after freezing 24 hrs. was frozen rock solid and it was loaded with ice crystals. (This is do to the alterations I made). So, I played with it again only this time I used frozen fruit and 1-1/2 cups whipping cream (the extra 1/2 cup was needed to get the frozen fruit to blend). This worked perfectly and there was no need to freeze for 24 hrs. It was smooth, thick and creamy straight from the blender. We will definitely enjoy this recipe often when the summer months arrive. Made and reviewed for the Feb.-Mar./Special Event 2010 Potluck Tag Game.
Acadia this was a wonderful dessert. Super flavor and an excellent texture. The strawberries and blueberries really shine in this simple yet elegant dessert. The texture is unlike anything I have ever tried...but wonderful none the less. Can you believe that we were out of chocolate sauce...(to the dog house with me)....so I garnished with cool whip and fresh berries...blueberries for the dh and raspberries for me. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe which will be enjoyed again. Happily made for the Comfort Cafe Coffee Diva/09 ... Long may she reign. :)