Valentines Day found Mr. L and I getting home late and having a late dinner. We had decided to stay home and cook not only because it was less expensive and less of a hassle, but because we could watch our diets and not over do. Mr. L fixed me a wonderful dinner of sauteed scallops and his spicy string beans, a dish he first made for me when we started dating.
And then we both collapsed on the couch to watch some tv completely forgetting about dessert. There might have been some champagne involved in this forgetfulness.
So I didn't do my part of our Valentines dinner until several days later when I made this little Blueberry Mousse I found on Pinterest. When I saw this I figured it would be the perfect dessert for Valentines Day (or an anniversary, special occasion, etc). Because I knew I'd have limited time that evening to make something fancy this seemed like a quick and easy dessert to put on the table. The fact that it wasn't full of calories and wouldn't interfere with some pieces of dark chocolate that might have been received on said Valentines Day was also a plus. Oh and I figured it would go well with champagne.
I had found these small, heart, spring-form pans at Target which I used for the mold. The original recipe from Sandra's Easy Cooking blog just had hollow heart molds. Though my mold turned out perfect, it did have that spring-form pan at the bottom which was impossible to get the mousse off of without destroying the shape. No matter, we just ate off that!
The ingredients for this were pretty simple...heavy cream, blueberries, a bit of vanilla flavored yogurt and some stevia. You can find the recipe here:
This was so simple that I'm sure it's going to become a regular dessert and not just be brought out on special occasions. Thanks to Sandra's Easy Cooking for this wonderful idea (and many more, check out her blog for some great recipes).
Photo from Mr. L's iPhone.