Sunday Funday: Protein Mousse

Who else ends up buying certain food items around the holidays and never during the rest of the year?

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In our house, one of those foods is Cool Whip. It’s our go-to topping for our pumpkin pie, but there’s always just a little bit left in the tub when the pumpkin pie is gone. Since I hate letting food go to waste, these leftovers often spark my creativity.

I weighed out the remaining Cool Whip and it was roughly 34g, or almost 4 servings (I seldom use measuring cups or spoons outside of work – weight is much more accurate, even for liquids). I added one single serving packet of CVS Cookies and Cream Whey (this would work with whatever protein powder suits your fancy) and thinned it out with a little water until it was mixable.

The result? A light but satisfying mousse with the added protein benefit. I may not rush out for more Cool Whip to make this again, but it’s certainly something to consider the next time there’s just a little left.

What about you? Do you buy foods you normally don’t during the holidays? What do you do with the leftovers? Discuss!

 

 

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