Kids can help make easy mousse for Mom

Easy blueberry-peach mousse parfaits

Matthew Mead

This easy, fruity mousse parfait is a great Mother’s Day project the kids can help with.

To keep it simple, use vanilla Greek yogurt as the base for the mousse, and fold whipped cream into it for a light, airy texture. Then layer the mixture with lightly sweetened fruit for a pretty and tasty contrast. Any berry or diced fruit would work fine. Strawberries and bananas or raspberries and orange segments would be great combinations.

Not feeling fruity? Try a sprinkling of chopped toasted pecans and a touch of prepared caramel sauce between the layers.

Start to finish: 15 minutes

Servings: 6


1 cup fresh or thawed sliced peaches, diced

1 cup fresh blueberries

1 tablespoon sugar

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Pinch of salt

1 pint heavy cream

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt


In a small bowl, combine the peaches, blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and salt. Mix gently.

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream and powdered sugar until it holds medium peaks. Fold the yogurt into the whipped cream until combined.

Spoon a small amount of the fruit mixture into 6 tall parfait glasses, then top with a spoonful of the yogurt mousse. Repeat layering the fruit and mousse until all of the mixtures are used up. Serve immediately.