Blackberry cheesecake mousse

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Cupid snuck up on me. In his little diaper with his chubby cheeks and heart-shaped arrow, he showed up today without warning. Usually he makes sure to flood my path with dozens of pink stuffed bears, bright red roses, and boxes of chocolates for about two months before he arrives, but this year was different. Maybe he’s realized that I’m already betrothed and not worth his time. Whatever the reason, he made himself scarce in the stores I’ve been frequenting. That, or I’ve finally managed to block out the part of the store filled with Sweet Tart candy hearts (which is unfortunate because I actually really love candy hearts). Either way, it’s February 14th and I’m not prepared.

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It’s not the end of the world or anything. With our dating anniversary exactly a week before V-day, we haven’t celebrated the Hallmark holiday for the past 3 years. Which is just fine by me - I don’t particularly like chocolate and we instituted a “no flowers” policy after the kitties decided to taste the bouquet of poisonous calla lilies on the counter. It’s just that I love excuses to make themed food. Maybe next year when we’ve switched over to celebrating wedding anniversaries, we’ll pick up an adorable pink tradition. Hopefully something edible. Who knows, the world is our oyster. Even though we’ve got nothing special planned this year, I won’t let that stop me from putting dessert on the table. You give me a reason to whip up a tasty treat and I won’t take that for granted. No way. You get a dinner invitation from me, you can be darn sure there’ll be a dessert course. Or else something’s gone terribly wrong. In which case, I give you full permission to throw a fit.

That’s just how this blackberry cheesecake mousse came to be. A dinner party, not a temper tantrum. We hosted what will likely be our last dinner guests in the pint-sized kitchen a week ago. Dinner for five huddled around a coffee table. Dinner includes dessert. Always. Even when it’s the middle of the week and you’re pressed for time. No excuses. This berry cheesecake mousse takes only about 5 minutes, but has a big flavor pay off. My favorite kind of dish. By turning a regular old cheesecake into mousse whipped with berries, you’ll never even miss the crust. It’s light and airy, with just the perfect hint of fresh sweetness. Love is in the air. If Cupid snuck up on you too, it’s not too late – you only need five ingredients to tell that special someone you love them.

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13 Comments

  1. Veronica says:

    Oh My I Love the way cupid speaks to you! Pink is my favorite color and no dessert after dinner is unheard of! Glad to see love is in the air!

  2. Medeja says:

    Really wonderful idea for the easy and delicious dessert!

  3. Colette says:

    Dessert is a must to help you digest your meal.
    Scientific fact. Muhaha ;)

  4. TaylorMay says:

    just discovered your blog and I think that it is truly lovely! definitely inspired by your photography and recipe s – cheers!

  5. Natalie says:

    Looks so delicious! Blackberries are my fave berry!

    • SnixyKitchen says:

      I love them too and I feel like they don’t get enough press. I have this memory of eating super ripe blackberries in elementary school and scaring a classmate when I showed him my red/blue juicy hands and told him I was bleeding. Muahaha.

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