HAPPY LABOR DAY!
This recipe is an oldie but a goodie. We used to always make this as a pie with a low fat graham cracker crust. Now with so many of us not eating carbs we have adapted this family favorite to a yummy, refreshing mousse parfait. This is great for a BBQ dessert or to serve at a Brunch in the summertime. I've also served the mousse in a large bowl with graham crackers for dipping for those who want to have some carbs ;)
1 box sugar free strawberry Jello (or any other flavor you like)
2 containers of light strawberry yogurt (or any flavor to match your Jello choice)
1 tub of light cool whip, defrosted in the refrigerator
1/4 cup water, boiling
Dissolve Jello with 1/4 cup of boiling water. In a large bowl add the yogurt and the dissolved Jello and mix to combine. Once combined, add the entire tub of cool whip and fold in until thoroughly incorporated. Assemble into a parfait by alternating whipped cream with each layer of fruit mouse. Top with fresh fruit and then refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours but I prefer overnight. Serve cold.
Make other flavors if you want to have a colorful, multi layered parfait. For this parfait we used strawberry and orange/peach - Great combination!
Orange/Peach: Orange Jello and Peach yogurt
Lime: Lime Jello and Key Lime yogurt
Lemon: Lemon Jello and Lemon yogurt
Raspberry: Raspberry Jello and Raspberry yogurt
Really the flavor combinations are endless!