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CHARRED OAKS INN Bed and Breakfast near Lexington, Kentucky Offers Recipe for Quick & Easy Valen

Okay, it's Saturday night and you've decided to not go out to dinner for Valentine's Day 2016, but fix a romantic dinner for just the two of you. Only one problem: what to fix for dessert? Charred Oaks Inn to the rescue! Here is a delicious and easy dessert (not too mention a guest favorite).



1 package (4-serving size) Jell-O Brand Gelatin, Raspberry flavor

¾ c boiling water

½ c cold water

Ice cubes

1 c heavy or whipping cream, whipped

2 TBS sugar (or if following a low carb diet, add 1 to 2 TBS of sugar equivalent, such as Splenda or Equal. Adjust to taste.)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Raspberries (garnish optional)

Mint leaves (garnish optional)


Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Combine cold water and ice cubes to make 1 cup. Add to gelatin. Place bowl in larger bowl of ice and water. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until gelatin is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

In the meantime, whip cream. Put cold heavy cream, sugar and vanilla in mixing bowl. With an electric hand mixer or a standing mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat cream (you can use a hand whisk; it just will take longer).

Fold in whipped cream.

Spoon gelatin/cream mixture into individual soufflé cups with paper collars (see note below).

Chill until firm, about 2 hours. Remove collars. Garnish with raspberries and mint leaves, if desired. Yields 4 servings.

Note: To make collars, cut pieces of waxed paper or foil long enough to wrap around dishes and overlap slightly; fold in half lengthwise. Wrap doubled paper or foil around dish, extending about 1 inch above rim. Secure with tape.

Be sure to check out our Valentines Day 2016 special good for the month of February !

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