I'm P.C., and I have studied food and cooking around the world, mostly by eating, but also through serious study. Coursework at Le Cordon Bleu London and intensive courses in Morocco, Thailand and France have broadened my culinary skill and palate. But my kitchen of choice is at home, cooking like most people, experimenting with unique but practical ideas.

I live, mostly in my kitchen, in my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.

Peep Mousse

After the international success of my Candy Corn Mousse from Halloween 2009 (yes, international, it was big in Singapore), I have decided to branch out with silly holiday candy desserts.  And so I present Peep Mousse, the more refined way to consume the iconic marshmallow Peep.  In case you were looking for a more refined way to eat Peeps.

You can use any color Peep you prefer, though I find the yellow to be the classic.  The sprinkling of sugar on top definitely gives a flavor boost, and helps to make the experience authentic as the Peep sugar is sure to get all over something. As with the candy corn version, this will delight kids or give grown-ups a good giggle.

Peep Mousse

1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream

10 Peeps marshmallow candies

Sparkling sugar or sprinkles for dusting

Heat ½ cup of the cream in a large saucepan over medium heat. Drop in the Peeps and stir until melted and smooth.  Leave the melted Peep base to cool, stirring occasionally.  The mixture will separate, but will come back together with stirring.

When the Peep base is cool, whip the remaining 1 cup of cream until stiff peaks form.  Drop a large spoon full of the cream into the Peep base and stir to combine.  Gently fold in the remaining cream in two batches until everything is combined and evenly colored.  Spoon the mousse into 4 small bowls, cover the top with plasti wrap and chill for several hours or overnight.

Serve sprinkled with decorative sugar.

Makes 4 small servings

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3 comments to Peep Mousse

  • Oh my….a heart attack and diabetes just waiting to happen, but what the hell, you only live once, right? So, so YUMMY!!!

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