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Raspberry Chocolate Mousse 

Desserts are irresistible in their own way. They are generally relished after the main course but while we do that, we tend to forget that desserts are what comprise life. Desserts should be enjoyed whenever the need calls upon, without any guilt. Stealing desserts from the fridge is not a misdemeanor. Anyway, let us not get too much carried away.

There is no better dessert than the one that has chocolate as an ingredient. You cannot deny the refreshing taste of raspberries. If we combine both of these, the result is going to blow away minds. Here, we tend to do just that by bringing the fusion to your platter. So, without much further discussion, let us now fall back on the recipe. Here we go. 

The time required and other details 

Making desserts is something one enjoys. It is not taken as a burden even if a lot of time is required to make them. However, this mousse is not just easy to make, but also consumes a very small amount of time from your schedule. The Raspberry Chocolate Mousse would be ready in a total time of an hour and 30 minutes. Out of this, 30 minutes are to be dedicated to preparation. The final yield would satisfy 4 people. It must also be mentioned that this recipe takes in just 4 ingredients. 


The things that would be required 

Every recipe comes with its own list of ingredients, so does this mousse. We have listed down the total of 4 ingredients that would be needed as under: 

  • A cup filled with whipping cream 
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar 
  • A ¾ cup filled with chocolate chips, preferably semisweet 
  • One and a half cup of red raspberries that have been thawed, unsweetened and frozen 

When this small list is covered, you proceed to the process of cooking. 

The process for cooking 

This recipe, however easy to be pulled off, requires some precision to be carved out near perfection. Follow the steps listed below: 

  • Grab a medium sized bowl and place a strainer over it. Toss raspberries into the strainer as you press them using back of a spoon to discard seeds. Keep about 2 tablespoons of this puree aside for topping. 
  • Get a small saucepan and bring together in it 2 tablespoons cream, a tablespoon sugar, and chocolate chips. Place over a low flame for about 3-4 minutes while constantly stirring. Add the raspberry puree to this and allow cool for about 10 minutes. 
  • As the cooling takes place, grab a little bowl and beat the rest of the cream in it. Carry on until soft peaks appear. Add the leftover sugar to this and continue to beat until peaks are stiff. Keep aside half a cup of this cream, to be used as a topping. 
  • Now add the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture gently.  
  • Divide into parfait glasses and place them in the fridge for about an hour. 
  • Fold the puree kept aside until the cream kept aside. Place in the fridge for some time. Pipe this onto the mousse when serving. 

Therefore, you have your mousse ready. That was easy, wasn’t it? Try today. Happy eating! 

Mashed Potato Cheese Bites Recipe 

If there is anything that can match chicken in its ubiquity, it has got to be a potato. Potato is not just present everywhere, it is a hot favorite among the vegetarian folks. What makes potatoes unique is their richness in nutrients apart from a defined taste. Potatoes can easily make any recipe brighter but when it comes to recipes that are dominated by potatoes, hands down there is no comparison whatsoever. In the recipe we are going to discuss in this write-up, we seek to combine potatoes and cheese to make what has been known as Cheese Bites.

These bites are going to make your day. So without much lauding, let us see how these bites are brought to your platter. 

The time required and other small details 

This recipe falls into the category of easy recipes so it is going to be easy on you. But do not be mislead into judging that it makes for just another snack, these bites are going to affect in all the best ways of this culinary world. Mashed Potato Cheese Bites would require a total time of about 50 minutes. Out of this time, about 10 minutes are to be dedicated to preparation. The final yield would be a satisfying serving of 25 bites. 

The things that would be required 

A tidy list of ingredients comes with this recipe. This list has to be fulfilled in order to bring about the cheese bites on your platter. Let us see what that list is: 

  • 4 cups of vegetable oil 
  • One and a half cup of breadcrumbs 
  • 2 tablespoons of chives, chopped 
  • A large egg 
  • A ¾ cup filled with cheddar cheese, shredded 
  • 3 slices of bacon 
  • Half a cup of milk 
  • 2 tablespoons of butter 
  • A pouch of your favorite mashed potato mixture 

When these items are ready, proceed with the process for cooking. 

The process for cooking 

It is highly recommended that you stick to the steps that we have listed below in order that the final recipe is near perfection. 

  • Your mashed potato mixture is provided with pack instructions for cooking. Use those instructions to cook it with butter and milk. Allow the final composition to come down to the room temperature. 
  • Go on to cook bacon until you find it crispy. Keep this aside for cooling. Once cooling has occurred, crumble the bacon as you render it into bits. 
  • Grab a big bowl and it combines bacon bits, chives, egg, cheese, and potatoes. Mix the contents thoroughly. Carve the mixture into small balls with your hands. Bathe these balls in the breadcrumbs. Keep the yield aside for about 15 minutes. 
  • Heat your oil in a big pot. Having checked the oil, place balls on it. Go on to fry the balls until they appear golden. Drain excess oil using paper towels. 
  • Use some more chives for the purpose of garnishing before serving. 

Thus, your cheese bites are ready. You must try this easy recipe today. Happy frying! 

Nutella Popsicles Recipe 

The thing about the culinary world is that it has many things that cannot at all be resisted. We do not talk anything else here, but Nutella. Nutella has paved its way into every household today. This particular spread is not a luxury, it is a need today. And this need has been molded into highly succulent recipes. One such recipe is the Nutella Popsicles. Some say popsicles are best suited for kids but we argue against it, popsicles make for a stellar recipe for all ages.

And now that we carve Nutella into popsicles, the entire combination is heavenly and irresistible at best. This recipe is not the toughest in town and requires very fewer efforts and ingredients to pull off. Moreover, these popsicles can be tweaked to suit all needs. We will now focus on how it is done. 

The types of recipes and their ingredients 

As mentioned earlier, the Nutella Popsicles can be tweaked to suit all needs. We will demonstrate this in the recipes that follow. Here are some ingredients you must keep prepared in order that your Nutella Popsicles can be perfectly made. 


For the adults(boozy popsicles) 

  • 1/3 cup of Nutella 
  • Half a cup of milk 
  • Half a cup of Irish cream liquor 

Banana Pops 

  • Some pistachios 
  • 4 ripe bananas, large 
  • Half a cup of Nutella 

Creamy Popsicles 

  • Some salt 
  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract 
  • A cup of whole milk 
  • Half a cup of heavy cream 
  • Half a cup of condensed milk, sweetened 
  • ¾ cup of Nutella 

Basic recipe 

  • 1/3 cup of Nutella 
  • A cup of whole milk 

When these ingredients are ready, you can proceed to the process for cooking. 

The process for cooking 

Making popsicles is fairly easy. However, we must iterate that the process needs to be carried out with precision to avoid any potential mishaps. The steps for cooking are as follows: 

  • Bring together the Nutella and the whole milk and run the mixture in a blender. Or you can combine the ingredients in a big bowl and use an electric mixture. Avoid formation of lumps. 
  • Grab some popsicles molds into which the mixture will be poured. Pour in the mixture, leaving some room at the top. Stick the handles into this liquid. 
  • Transfer the moulds to the freezer and allow the mixture to freeze until it is rendered hard enough. 
  • Once the freezing part is done, remove the popsicles from the moulds. Try dipping the moulds in water so as to make the process easier. 
  • If you consider moving into the world of fancy Nutella Popsicle recipes, you only need to add all the ingredients into the blender and run it. The mixture will give a creamy texture to your popsicles. 

Thus, your succulent Nutella Popsicles will be ready in a matter of a few minutes. This recipe goes well with kids as much as it goes well with adults. Make for an enjoyable recipe today itself. Happy blending!