Layered Pomegranate Mousse Parfaits (video)
These triple-layered pomegranate mousse parfaits are worthy of royalty! They’re stunning, elegant and most importantly, easy to make at home! This no-bake dessert with pomegranate mousse captures all the sweet and tangy flavors of the pomegranate in one cup! A triple layer treat with a no-bake cheesecake layer, followed by a creamy Jello layer and pomegranate-flavored Jello on top! The different layers will melt in your mouth and the crunchy pomegranate seeds are a perfect addition.
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Flavors of Pomegranate Mousse Parfaits!
For this pomegranate mousse dessert, I wanted to combine the creamy flavors of a no-bake cheesecake with the tangy and sweet flavors of the pomegranate. The first layer is simply white is a traditional no-bake cheesecake. It’s delicious, creamy and you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful’s! The next layer is made with the same cheesecake filling but the addition of strawberry jell-o. The flavor of the strawberry goes so well with the pomegranate! And for the final layer, more strawberry jel-lo made with pomegranate juice! That last layer really brings home the pomegranate flavor!
Assembling the Pomegranate Mousse Parfaits
This pomegranate dessert is all about the layers! To make the beautiful layers, make sure to allow the preceding layer to set firmly before adding the next layer. This way, the layers stay separated and clean!
- The first layer is a light and fluffy whipped cream and cream cheese layer! It’s super easy to make and doesn’t require setting time. Just pipe this into the bottom of your parfait cups.
- The second layer is the pomegranate mousse! It’s made with the same whipped cream and cream mixture, plus pomegranate jell-o. The jell-o needs to set partially in the refrigerator first, then you combine it with the whipped cream.
- Allow the pomgeranate mousse layer to set for at least 30 to 45 minutes before adding the jello! Otherwise, the jello can mix with the mousse, creating a creamy mess!
- The third layer is the pomegrante jell-o layer! Pour the prepare jell-o down the back of a spoon so it doesn’t mix with the mousse.
- Let the pomegranate mousse parfaits set completely before enjoying!
Make Cups or One Large Dessert
This dessert can be assembled into disposable plastic cups (affiliate link) if you want to take it to a party, or make it in glass containers if you’re hosting at home. You can also be prepare this pomegranate mousse as one large dessert in a round springform pan or square pan. Simply follow all the steps but spread and pour into one pan! Either way, this dessert will wow your guests! And, it can be made ahead of time, up to 3 to 4 days in advance; just keep it refrigerated until you’re ready to serve!
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Pomegranate Mousse Parfait Recipe (video)
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups confectioner's sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 ounces whipped cream cheese, or 8oz regular; see Step 3
- 4 ounces strawberry Jello powder
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 3/4 cup cold pomegranate juice
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
For Top Jello Layer:
- 6 ounces strawberry Jello powder
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup cold pomegranate juice
- additional pomegranate seeds, for garnish
- Start by preparing 9 glass or plastic cups for the mousse; place them onto a flat baking sheet.
- Prepare the Jello for the middle layer. Combine 4 ounces Jello powder with 3/4 cup boiling water and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Add 3/4 cup cold pomegranate juice and stir. Place into the refrigerator and let the Jello set about half way. It needs to be wobbly; stir every 5 minutes until it's at the right consistency; see video recipe for reference. Remove and let stand at room temperature while preparing the next step.
- Place heavy cream, confectioner's sugar and vanilla into a mixer bowl. Whisk on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add in whipped cream cheese. Soften the cream cheese at room temperature first. If you are not able to find WHIPPED cream cheese, whisk 8 ounces of regular cream cheese on high speed until light and fluffy before making your whipped cream.
- Divide cream mixture in half. Place one half into a large pastry bag and pipe equal amounts into each glass. Use a spoon to spread the cream to the edges, forming an even layer.
- Keep the remaining half in your mixer bowl. Pour prepared Jello into the cream and whisk on high speed until well combined; scrap down sides of bowl often to get all the cream incorporated. Stir in 1 cup pomegranate seeds with a spatula.
- Use a large spoon, or transfer the mixture into a pastry bag, and pour the prepared Jello mixture over the first layer. Transfer the cups into the refrigerator and let set for 1 hour.
- After one hour, prepare the last layer. Mix a 6-ounce package of Jello with 1 cup boiling water and 1 cup pomegranate juice. Let the Jello cool completely at room temperature before using.
- Pour the cooled Jello over the mousse to form the last layer. Transfer dessert cups make into the refrigerator and let the layers set completely; at least a few hours but preferably overnight. Can garnish the tops with more seeds if desired.
Do you have any ideas for us people who cannot get our hands on jello powder?
Because i woukd really like to try this recipe out
You can try using some fruit extract but you will need some sort of gelatin to set the dessert. If you don’t have regular gelatine, maybe try using Agar agar; it’s a plant based gelatin that also works great 🙂
Hi dear Tatyana , I know English a little bit.Can I use middle part (mousse) for filling part of a charlotte
dessert ?I mean is this mousse cut and sliced with knife after reversing charlotte?????Thanks.
I think the filling would work for a charlotte, too! 🙂
Would you say this amount is for an 8×8 dish? So for 9×13 I’d double it?
hi dear Tatyana. why u dont use Pomegranate jello powder?
just for taste ?? or in ur contry there isen’t?
beacuse in my contry there is Pomegranate jello powder.
tanx for answer and for recipe.
Hi! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find pomegranate jello powder in stores near me. If you are able to find it, you can certainly use it! 🙂
Hi! if i were to use gelatin instead of jello powder, how much would you use?
Making this for the holidays, They are just beautiful!
Which layer do you want to use the gelatin for? This is perfect for the holidays!
One of my most favorite mousse desserts make it every Christmas! 🙂 family favorite. So simple and easy. Love it
does the mousse set firm enough to take it out of a mold?
I actually haven’t tried that but I’m sure it would look beautiful! I would add more gelatin to ensure that it set firmly enough
Would you say this amount is for an 8×8 dish? So for 9×13 I’d double it?
I think this recipe would be more than enough for an 8X8 inch dish. A 9×13 inch would probably be the better size 🙂 Enjoy!
Oh good, thank you for replying! ??
I just made this tonight I cannot figure out what went wrong… maybe it was because I used organic heavy whipping cream? Basically I blended until there were soft peaks but no matter what the cheesecake Layer just looked curdled It does not look smooth and soft like in your pictures so now the bottom two layers just look like curdled milk
Hi! I’m so sorry that happened! Organic heavy cream is just fine for this recipe. Did you soften the cream cheese before adding it into the cream and add it gradually? Could you have overmixed the mixture? I’m not quite sure how it would get separated. You didn’t add anything else to it?