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April 15, 2015

Vanilla Mousse Dip

 The creamiest Dip EVER and ideal for Mother's Day ! This Vanilla Mousse Dip is perfect for dipping fruits, fresh or grilled, cookies or a combination of the 2

Mother's Day is right around the corner and this Vanilla Mousse Dip is a perfect light dessert to share with your Mom.

This is an incredibly, delicious creamy dip and can be used with fresh fruit, grilled {as I did}, or you could have a plate stacked with a variety of fruits and cookies to dip.

I would have loved to serve this to my late Mom, as she had such a sweet tooth, and she was always looking for something to nibble on. She could not eat large meals - what we consider as standard portions - at a time, and therefore she had lots of small meals throughout the day.

My Mom-In-Law on the other hand, will also love this. I plan on spoiling her quite a bit this Mother's Day, as we will also be celebrating something else, centering around her. I know she reads the blog now and then, so I do not want to give away too much of what I have planned.

Let's just say, I might make this Vanilla Mousse Dip,,, or I might make something else !

If you are planning to make this Dip, for Mother's Day or any other day, try making it only a little while before serving as chilling will harden the Dip - it does soften up again when you bring it back to room temperature, but there is a slight change in taste.

Vanilla Mousse Dip


3 TB Water
2 t Gelatin, plain
2/3 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Cornflour  {Cornstarch}
1 t Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups Fresh Cream {double cream/whipping cream}

To Serve:

Pineapple, cut into strips/cubes
Lemon Juice


1.) Place the Water in a small bowl - sprinkle over the Gelatin and let stand 3 - 5 minutes.
2.) Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the Sugar and Water - bring to the boil, turn down the heat to medium and let simmer until the Sugar has dissolved and the mixture is syrupy.
3.) Place the Cornflour in a small bowl - add a little of the Sugar Syrup and mix until a paste forms - now add the Cornflour paste to the Syrup - simmer whilst stirring continuously - stir in the Gelatin - keep stirring until the Gelatin has dissolved - remove from heat and let cool 10 minutes - add the Vanilla and stir well - cool completely.
4.) Whip the Cream until stiff peaks form - slowly add the Vanilla/Syrup mixture and fold through gently.
5.) To Serve: mix a little Honey and Lemon Juice - brush over the Pineapple and grill, using a health griller, George Foreman grill or however you prefer.

Serve the Dip at room temperature {chilling will harden the Dip, but 30 minutes out of the refrigerator will soften it again} with the grilled Pineapple.

The creamiest Dip EVER and ideal for Mother's Day ! This Vanilla Mousse Dip is perfect for dipping fruits, fresh or grilled, cookies or a combination of the 2


  1. That sounds delicious, Linda! What a lovely treat for your mother in law!

  2. Linda, this looks great. I am wondering if it may even work as a filling between 2 homemade cookies? Hmm, I bet that would be great as well.

  3. Thank you for such an original recipe idea! I've never seen a dip made like this, and would love to try it! I bet everyone loved it!

  4. This is my kind of dip! It looks delicious

  5. Sounds interesting! Great for dipping a lot of different things!

  6. Wow, I've never heard of a dip like this! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I'm sure your mother in law will be delighted!

  7. This sounds fantastic, and versatile, too!

  8. What a great quick and easy dessert recipe! Yummy! I love vanilla!

  9. Yum! I love vanilla anything, thanks! Pinning!

  10. I love vanilla pudding and this looks so yummy!

  11. Love homemade pudding. I would probably eat this as is :-) Pinned.


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