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

INGREDIENTS:

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
Honey
Lemon Juice

DIRECTIONS:

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

13 thoughts on “Vanilla Mousse Dip”

  1. 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.

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