I'm having two friends over for dinner tomorrow night and am making a mint-chocolate mousse for dessert. Do you think it would make any difference (besides convenience for me) if I use pre-prepared whipped cream (Cool Whip) as the base instead of whipping the cream myself with a beater?
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I think it would taste richer & more gourmet-ish with the real whipped cream. If you don't care about that or you already have it, then just use the fake-y stuff.
'Kay. Well, I took your advice.
First, I had to go buy a new mixer today because, I discovered/remembered last night, I gave mine away a couple years ago. I'm not much for the beating recipes.
I beat up the whipping cream (until it formed "stiff peaks," whatever that means; I just kept going until it looked like Cool Whip).
Also, after visiting two liquor stores last night only to find no one local stocks creme de menthe in smaller than a litre bottles, I bought a pint of Kaluha instead.
So just now I made mocha mousse, wiped up the spattered cream from all over my newly clean kitchen, put it in the freezer, and licked the spatula and bowl.
Coolwhip woulda made it a hundred times sweeter, and not nearly as fun. (Although who knows what it'll be like in four ours when it's done setting. And, beaters make more mess that I care for.)
Thanks for the tip.
I hope it turned out good in the 4 hour wait. I think Kaluha sounds WAY yummier than creme de menthe too.
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