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Orange-Yogurt Mousse


This delicious dessert is cool, creamy, and orange-flavored.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, October 2006


  • 1/4 cup juice and zest from 1 navel orange, plus more zest for garnish (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) packet unflavored gelatin
  • 1 container (32 ounces) plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, chopped


  1. In a saucepan, combine orange zest, 1/2 cup cream, sugar, and salt over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let steep 20 minutes.

  2. Pour orange juice into a medium bowl; sprinkle with gelatin and let soften, 5 minutes. Bring cream and sugar mixture to a simmer again; pour through a fine-mesh sieve onto gelatin, pressing on zest to extract flavor. Discard zest. Whisk until gelatin has dissolved, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in yogurt. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes, or use quick-chill method.

  3. In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, beat remaining 1 cup cream until soft peaks form. Fold gently into yogurt mixture. Divide among 6 glasses, and cover each with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight. To serve, sprinkle with pistachios and, if desired, orange zest.

Cook's Notes

To quickly chill before adding the cream in Step 3, place bowl with yogurt mixture into a larger bowl. Fill that bowl with ice water to come halfway up the sides. Let stand until mixture is chilled, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.

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