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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cherry Frozen Mousse for One

It’s summertime, and the cherries are everywhere. I love them, and I may have bought too many. Here’s a good treat for when your cherries are starting to fade but are still flavorful and lovely. Oh, and if you can’t wait for it to freeze, it’s still wonderful!

4 ounces (about 1/4 package) silken tofu
¾ cup pitted and frozen cherries
½ teaspoon maple syrup, agave nectar, or confectioner’s sugar (regular sugar will make it grainy)
  1.  Chop the cherries a bit, to make the work of the food processor a little lighter.
  2. Place all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and whirl until it’s well combined and creamy.
  3. Place into a freezer-happy vessel and let it freeze for ½ an hour to 1 hour.

Enjoy topped with fresh fruit and a sprig of mint! Or maybe some chocolate chunks or chocolate sauce.
Note: This recipe makes about ¾ cup, about half-again what’s shown in these photos.


This would be great with blueberries instead of cherries, or try blackberries, strawberries, or even plums, peaches, or nectarines! 

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