Debesmanna (Latvian Cranberry Mousse)
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This traditional Latvian dessert is so airy and light, you'd never guess the key ingredient is stodgy cream of wheat cereal.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
  • 3 cups unsweetened cranberry juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup cream of wheat
  • Milk, for serving
  1. In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, stir together juice and sugar, and bring to a boil.
  2. Gradually sprinkle in the cream of wheat, whisking briskly to make sure the mixture doesn't get lumpy. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Scrape the mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk, and beat on medium-high speed until the pudding is thick and doubled in volume, about 12 minutes.
  4. Immediately spoon into serving bowls. Before serving, top each bowl off with a splash of milk, if desired, or simply serve plain.
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