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Tasty, guilt-free holiday treat

You don’t need to give up delicious desserts during the holidays. This recipe for peppermint mousse is a great-tasting holiday treat you won’t have to feel guilty about, with less than 115 calories per serving.

peppermint mousse is festive and guilt free

Peppermint Mousse (serves 4)


  • 1 small box sugar-free instant white chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 drops red or green food coloring (optional)
  • 1 cup fat-free Cool Whip


1. In a bowl, mix pudding mix, milk, peppermint extract and food coloring (optional).

First, add pudding mix to bowl   add milk to pudding mix   add peppermint extract
2.  Whisk for 2 minutes. Refrigerate 5-10 minutes.

3.  Add Cool Whip and mix for 2 additional minutes.


4.  Spoon into parfait glasses.  Garnish with crushed peppermint candies or holiday sprinkles, if desired.


Nutrition information

Each serving contains about 114 calories; 4 g protein; 21 g carbohydrates; 0.22 g total fat; 0.14 g saturated fat; 2.5 mg cholesterol; 399 mg sodium ; 0g fiber.  Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish.

(Recipe from Marshfield Clinic’s “Diabetes Advisor” Winter 2011-2012)

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