So this is a blog about cooking and baking, and unfortunately, I must say, what I'm about to post hardly qualifies as either. But my husband and I discovered this about a week and a half ago and we have had it about 5 times since then...it's just too darn good to hold back from you all.
I can't even call this a recipe, because it's only got two ingredients (which happen to be pre-processed and pre-packaged), and the only "cooking method" is to stir furiously. Here it is: all you need is fat free chocolate pudding and Lite Cool Whip. You make whatever quantity you want (we've been using individually-sized cups of pudding), and just make sure you have at LEAST as much Cool Whip as pudding, or more depending on your taste...play around with it, be crazy, have fun. You combine the two and, like I said, stir furiously until they are perfectly blended and combined.
It may sound ridiculous, but the result will give you a pleasant surprise. It makes the easiest, creamiest, coolest, chocolatey-est, fluffiest, airiest concoction you can imagine. In fact, it comes scarily close to looking and tasting just like our favorite chocolate mousse from our favorite Italian restaurant. It may not be gourmet, but if you're in a pinch and need to whip up something for dessert quickly, it definitely does the trick. It could look pretty elegant served in the right dish and garnished with strawberries or piroulines.
Anyway, my husband and I are really planning to conduct a blind taste test with our little concoction (which, as of yet, remains unnamed - any suggestions?) and the mousse we love from the Italian place. I'll keep you posted on the results!