Milo Mousse, a dessert using a chocolate and malt powder that originated from Australia and remains extremely popular in Singapore.
Milo Mousse is a dessert that I created using Milo, a chocolate and malt powder that is mixed in with hot water or milk to produce a beverage that is popular in Singapore. Originating from Australia, it is produced by Nestle and marketed & sold in many countries. Most commonly sold as a powder in its iconic green tin, Milo is also available as a premixed drink, a snack bar, ice cream and breakfast cereal in Singapore. It is readily available in most Asian supermarkets here in the US.
In Singapore, a popular way of consuming the drink Milo is by adding ice to it. It is known as Milo Ice (alternatively, Milo "Peng" in Hokkien). Iced Milo is even available at fast food restaurants such as McDonald's. And I do have friends and family who claim that McDonald's in Singapore has the best Iced Milo. It is also commonly served locally in kopitiams and prata shops in various versions such as "Milo Dinosaur" (a cup of Milo drink with an additional spoonful of undissolved Milo powder added on top of it), "Milo Godzilla" (a cup of Milo drink with vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream on top) and "Neslo" (Milo drink mixed with Nescafé instant coffee). Really cute names, huh!?
Milo is so versatile that I thought it would taste great as a mousse. And it sure did. The flavors brought back so much memories of my childhood in Singapore. I added some cocoa krispies to give it some texture and Bella & Jamie enjoyed their dessert immensely! So much so that they wanted to lick the glasses.
by Miss Crumbs A Lot
2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
1/8 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
3/4 cup Milo (chocolate malt powder)
2 cups Cocoa Krispies
1. In a large bowl, add sugar to heavy whipping cream. Whisk (I used an electric mixer) until a firm peak is formed.
2. Mix Milo powder with sweetened condensed milk together until a smooth paste is formed.
3. Add Milo condensed milk mixture to the whipped cream and fold in gently, mixing well.
4. Transfer mousse into a piping bag and pipe mousse into martini glasses or any glass or cup of your choice. Layer or top with cocoa krispies.
5. If refrigerating before serving, layer or top with cocoa krispies just before serving to prevent krispies from softening.
Makes 4 servings
A Singaporean SAHM living in Houston, Texas. Discovering her potential in the kitchen with authentic Singaporean Cuisine. And exploring the dynamic food scene Houston has to offer.