Pistachio Chocolate Frozen Mousse

Pistachio Chocolate Frozen Mousse | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make. Uses jello for the layers!

Hi folks!

Welcome to another edition of ICE CREAM SUNDAYS. It is my fave day of the week. I mean who doesn’t love ice cream. Any day you get to eat ice cream is a great day in my book. I wanted to give you a recipe that you don’t need an ice cream maker for. I know most of mine require you to use one. So I want to start throwing in some that don’t for those of you who do not own one yet. If you are on the fence about getting one I say jump off and run to the store. It’s so amazing to make your own ice cream. If you can’t afford to buy one or just don’t want the hassle of owning one this is for you. It’s easy and quick, plus it tastes amazing.

Pistachio Chocolate Frozen Mousse | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make. Uses jello for the layers!

I found the idea for this one in Paula Deen’s Chocolate Celebration magazine. I am telling you this magazine is chock full of great ideas and wonderful recipes. This is one of those techniques most moms have in their arsenal of ideas. It’s basically a homemade pudding pop. Paula puts a different spin on it by layering the flavours and adding nuts. I did change out the kind of nuts of course. Any time I’m given a chance to use pistachios I’m all over it. I also swapped out white chocolate pudding for pistachio. Yup, that’s how I roll. Pistachios are the love of my life. It’s a girl thing.

Pistachio Chocolate Frozen Mousse | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make. Uses jello for the layers!

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Pistachio Chocolate Frozen Mousse
An easy and quick way to make homemade ice cream treats without using an ice cream maker!
Recipe type: Dessert, Ice Cream
Serves: 8
  • 1 (99g) box of instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 (99g) box of instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • 2 cups pistachios, shelled and chopped
  • Garnish- chopped pistachios, chocolate sauce
  • Also needed: 8 (7 ounce) paper cups
  1. In a stand mixer (or medium bowl with hand mixer) combine pistachio pudding mix with 1 cup cream and 1 cup of milk. Whisk until fluffy but thick.
  2. You can either transfer this to another bowl or load the pudding into a piping bag to make it easier to fill the cups. Set aside in the fridge until needed.
  3. Now clean your mixing bowl and then mix your chocolate pudding mix with 1 cup cream and 1 cup milk. Whisk until fluffy but thick.
  4. You can either spoon out of this bowl or load the pudding into another piping bag to make it easier to fill the cups. Either way, set it aside in the fridge until needed.
  5. Shell your pistachios and then chop or crush them. I do mine by shelling them first, then I put them in a ziploc bag, seal it almost all the way up (I leave a touch open so it doesn't explode) and then whack it with a rolling pin. If you use the flat end of the rolling pin it works fantastic on pistachios. It does them so they resemble coarsely chopped ones which I like.
  6. Now set the pistachios aside in a bowl with a spoon handy.
  7. Now take 8 paper cups and line them up.
  8. Either pipe or spoon about 2 tablespoons worth of pistachio pudding in the bottom of each cup.
  9. Now add a layer of chopped pistachios.
  10. Pipe or spoon about 2 tablespoons worth of chocolate pudding in the cups.
  11. Add another layer of pistachios.
  12. Pipe or spoon about 2 tablespoons worth of pistachio pudding in the cups.
  13. Add another layer of pistachios.
  14. Pipe or spoon about 2 tablespoons worth of chocolate pudding in the cups.
  15. Cover with plastic wrap or tinfoil.
  16. Place the cups in your freezer for about 6 to 8 hours.
  17. Remove and peel away the paper cups. Place ice cream on plates.
  18. Garnish with chocolate sauce and more pistachios.
  19. Serve with a big old pistachio and chocolate smile!
The possibilities with this one are endless. You can do tons of different combinations. You could add a stick and make them pudding pops.

Pistachio Chocolate Frozen Mousse | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make. Uses jello for the layers!

Now who wouldn’t want to enjoy this on a nice Sunday evening. Or a Monday. Or a Tuesday. I mean it’s seriously good any day of the week. Or every day of the week. It’s simple and tasty, perfect for busy moms. Sure we all like to make things from scratch whenever possible but some days you just need to make your life easier. Like days where you spend 6 and a half hours driving your hooligans around. Yup, been there, done that. This is how I problem solve when there’s not enough time in the day but I still want a treat.

Pistachio Chocolate Frozen Mousse | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make. Uses jello for the layers!

Just fyi for you loyal readers, sorry I’ve been M.I.A. the last few days. I caught some weird flu bug and was quite sick. At first I thought it was my IBS being difficult but after getting sick at the movie theatre and the grocery store the next day it became apparent I’ve managed to catch a virus of some sort. Feeling a lot better now, just tired. So sorry for the lack of posts and socializing. Hopefully this makes up for it. Tomorrow is the caketastrophe you’ve been waiting for. I finally kicked its butt. It took a ton of tweaking and thinking outside the box but I think I finally nailed it. It’s the recipe that drove a Lunatic to madness. Cannot wait to share the story with you.

Hope all my American friends are enjoying their holiday weekend. Lots of cocktails and ice cream. That’s the best way to spend holidays. Enjoy!

Pistachio Chocolate Frozen Mousse | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make. Uses jello for the layers!

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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  1. 1

    Oh nooo! Feel better!

    On a good note, these look absolutely lovely!!!

    • 2
      Kim Bee says:

      Thanks Jen, feeling much better today. Which is good cuz I wanted to scarf these things really bad. Lol!

  2. 3

    What a gorgeous dessert!!!

  3. 5

    These are just gorgeous…and I’m sure they taste as good as they look. Glad you’re starting to turn around! xx

    • 6
      Kim Bee says:

      Thanks Liz. I am feeling much better. I tend to get sick easily due to the IBS, makes my immune system weak. These are super good.

  4. 7

    Wow, this is amazing, it all looks so perfect. How did you do that? All I made was a cake. I am loving this. You rock girl. Photos are outstanding. I did e-mail you about the photo play, not sure you got it. Cheers!

    • 8
      Kim Bee says:

      Hey lady. Thanks. It’s called OCD, lol. I’ll check my email, maybe it went to spam. I thought I emailed back but with everything going on here I may have dreamt I did then never actually did it. Will look tomorrow and see if I can find it. xx

  5. 9

    Wow…this looks amazing, what a brilliant idea! And hope you are feeling better now.

    • 10
      Kim Bee says:

      Thanks so much. It is so good. I was so impressed with the taste. Reminding me of being a kid. Feeling much better now.

  6. 11

    WOW!!! What an amazing dessert! I’m always excited about layered dessert. This is so pretty Kim!

    Sorry to hear about you being sick. :-( I finally got over my coughs that lasted months. I hope you will get well soon and get lots of rest when you can. Get well soon!

  7. 12

    I broke my icecream maker so this icecream is ideal for me until I can afford to replace it. I don´t think I´m going to get a second icecream maker for 1 euro in a car bootsale in this lifetime. Gorgeous pics!

  8. 13

    I hope you are feeling better now my friend – this brilliant gorgeous genius creation is sure to hurry the process :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. 14

    This is a dessert masterpiece. pistachio is my favorite “special” kind of ice cream flavor. Lovely!

  10. 15

    First, feel better. Two yours photos are stunning! These look so delicious, I could lick my screen!

  11. 16

    Goodness… that looks breathtaking and gorgeous!! What a presentation… you did it in aces!! I love the idea of the recipe using instant pudding too… well done!! Hope you have a wonderful day! :)

  12. 17

    oh wow – you seriously rock on the ice cream front. I think I am gonna get on the 401 and head on down for a visit before they melt. And just so you know – I love pistachios as well so it can’t just be a girl thing…. maybe a Canadian thing. Stay cool today… it will be a scorcher

  13. 18

    What a great idea! I’m off to my freezer in search of ice cream–for breakfast. I know I won’t find anything as gorgeous as this, though. Love the pistachios! :)

  14. 19

    Glad you’re feeling better and I also have something planned that is similar. Check it out when I publish it.

  15. 20

    Oh wow, this is a seriously impressive presentation! I’m loving the chocolate lava on top. Plus I don’t even need an ice cream maker. Heck yes!

  16. 21

    This is amazing! Kim you are a dessert genius!

  17. 22

    Paula Deen’s magazine is one of my favorites – it’s full of so many real recipes, meaning ones I would actually make and my picky children would actually eat!

  18. 23

    beautiful, beautiful, beautiful blog and incredible frozen mousse, your pictures are amazing… so glad I found the tribe in triberr so I could find this glorious blog!

  19. 24

    Oh, hope you’re feeling better! Being sick is miserable. But that’s the absolutely last word I’d used to describe this great dish – it looks wonderful, and it’s pretty easy to make. Such great flavors, and your pictures a drop dead gorgeous. Good post – thanks.

  20. 25

    Gah! I hope you’re feeling better now!
    You’ve really created a master piece here! This looks absolutely stunning. Lovely flavors put together beautifully.

  21. 26

    Hope you’re feeling better! :)
    Oh my word this dessert looks ammmmaazzing. I love anything with pistachios. :)

  22. 27

    This looks so yummy and fancy schmancy!

  23. 28

    These are beautiful and I’m sure they taste amazing! Great job on the photos!

  24. 29
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  25. 30

    Glad you are feeling better!! And thanks for saving the day. I was looking for am impressive dessert for Saturday night, couldn’t make a decision to save my life…..until now. I’ll let you know how they turn out.

  26. 31

    i love pistachio and chocolate together – these look AMAZING!

  27. 32

    mousse is colourful delicious dessert

  28. 33

    WOW… this looks scrumptious!

  29. 34

    Hope you’re feeling better Kim! These mousse towers look awesome and I know I would just gobble them up in an instant =)

  30. 35

    Oh wow this looks SO good!!!

  31. 36

    I hope you’re well now, Kim. This is one impressive dessert. Remind me if I ever come to visit you that it has to be on a Sunday. :)

  32. 37

    Yum! These look amazing. I am totally with you on the pistachios, love them, and anything made with Pistachio Pudding!

  33. 38

    Oh these were SO good, I had to blog about them, hope you don’t mind!

  34. 39

    Beautiful dessert! Your blog is great…especially the name! I am a new follower. Patsy

  35. 40

    Your pictures are just amazing. I don’t have words for them. They are sooooo appetizing. You truly have a fantastic blog. Frank


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