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Sweetheart Mousse

Field editor Adeline Piscitelli molds refreshing flavor into a pretty Valentine's Day presentation at her Sayreville, New Jersey home.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10-12 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 5 cups whole milk, divided
  • 1 package (6 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • Whipped cream and maraschino cherries, optional


  • In a saucepan, cook pudding mix and 4 cups milk according to package directions. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with gelatin and stir until completely dissolved. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining milk until smooth. Gradually add gelatin mixture; mix well. Pour into oiled individual molds. Refrigerate overnight. Unmold; garnish with whipped cream and cherries if desired.
Editor's Note: Recipe may also be prepared in an 8-cup heart-shaped mold.

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