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Red, White and Blue Mousse Parfaits

Red, White and Blue Mousse ParfaitsSweeten your 4th of July barbecue or picnic with a parfait of layered red, white and blue mousse.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 1/2 cups heavy cream - divided use
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar - divided use
2 teaspoons McCormick® Extra Rich Pure Vanilla Extract
2 teaspoons McCormick® Red Food Color
1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
McCormick® Assorted NEON! Food Colors & Egg Dye
2 tablespoons white chocolate chips

Cooking Directions:

  1. Beat 1 1/2 cups of the heavy cream, cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of the sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Add red food color; stir gently with spatula until evenly tinted.
  2. Beat remaining 2 cups heavy cream, remaining 1/2 cup sugar and lemon extract in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  3. Remove 1 cup. Add 3/4 teaspoon neon blue and 5 drops neon purple food colors; stir gently with spatula until evenly tinted.
  4. To assemble parfait, alternately layer red and white mousses in dessert glasses. Top with blue mousse and white chocolate chips. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 311; Sodium: 30mg; Fat: 27g; Carbohydrates: 15g; Cholesterol: 96mg; Protein: 2g; Fiber: 1g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.