Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cranberry Whip Recipe

Mom made this today, and since I'm a fan of unique recipes, here it is:
In a saucepan, boil over medium heat 3 cups cranberry juice. Slowly sprinkle in 6 Tbsp sugar and while stirring briskly add 1/2 cup uncooked cream of wheat cereal. reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until thickened, 6-8 minutes. When thick, move to a mixer bowl and beat on high speed 10-15 minutes until light and fluffy and pink! pour into individual serving bowls and serve within 2 hours at room temperature.
Instead of cranberry juice, apple, strawberry or raspberry juice can be used, but add a Tbsp of lemon juice as well.  You could also fold in fresh berries at the end!

While it's a tad unusual, I think this would make an awesome holiday dessert for a vegan or dairy intolerant person. You could make a custard-like pie by putting this in a graham cracker crust. I'll probably use this recipe in Alaska for a whipped cream substitute, as fresh dairy can be very hard to come by in the small villages.

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