This cool and creamy Cherry Limeade Layered Mousse is gorgeous to look at and fun to eat! The cherry lime flavor is perfect for Spring or Summer.
I think we can all agree that I don’t have the most sophisticated palette.
Sometimes I look at people’s lunches on Instagram and I wonder to myself, “How does one make themselves LIKE that kind of food?” Do you think people actually enjoy salads with weird leaves in them or green drinks or chia seed everything?
And can we talk about avocados? They’re good. Great, even. But for the love, even if it’s healthy fat, I don’t want to eat forty seven of them a day.
Do human beings actually eat THAT MANY AVOCADOS?
I am truly a child of the 80s. Kool Aid and chips with every sandwich, hot dogs and macaroni count as a hot lunch, and Little Debbies always have a place in my cupboard.
Sometimes people tell me that they didn’t even realize that anyone still buys Kool-Aid. It’s $.20 a packet, of COURSE someone still buys it. No one needs to drink it all day long, but a glass here and there never killed a person.
Growing up, my mom sometimes made a Jell-O mousse that was one of my favorite things in the world. I always liked Jell-O, but blending it with whipped cream gave it a creamy taste and consistency that made it so much better!! I haven’t had it in years, but I decided to make two kinds and layer them to make Cherry Lime Layered Mousse.
The warm weather is here, the end the school year is so close we can almost taste it…Cherry Lime is the perfect flavor for this time of year.
I made these in small jars for individual servings, but feel free to make them in a large trifle dish. Top with plenty of whipped cream and cherries for a cool and creamy treat.
- 1 large (6 oz) box lime gelatin
- 1 large (6 oz) box cherry gelatin
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped with the powdered sugar and divided
- 2 cups boiling water, divided
- 3 cups ice, divided
- Maraschino cherries for garnish
- Pour jello into two separate large bowls. Add 1 cup boiling water to each and stir until dissolved. Stir 1 1/2 cup ice into each, stirring until ice is melted and gelatin is soft set. You may need to remove a few slivers of ice, that is fine. Refrigerate briefly, just until slightly thickened. Fold 1 1/2 cup of whipped cream into each until blended and smooth. Layer mixture into small bowls, jars, or one large trifle dish. Garnish with remaining whipped cream and cherries.
Makes about 10 8 oz servings.
If cherry lime isn’t your thing, feel free to use another flavor combo. These are so fun as a snack with the kiddos and there are tons of flavor possibilities!
Have a great day!