Frozen tetras

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  1. BIG BIRDY

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    one word;


    yuk.

    or two;

    double yuk.

    Actually that should be ' yak ', cos I nearly did.
     
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    Nooooo, they are lovely. I have every day for lunch - I am eating a chocolate one now!

    I take it out of the freezer first thing in the morning and put it in the fridge and it is just off frozen by the time lunch comes. I can then spend up to an hour sucking it up the straw. I reckon I'm using a couple of hundred calories in suck-strength LOL
     
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    Not sure myself - I found them a bit tooooo intense both choc and nanna but I have to say the mousse thingy sound lush..... I might give that a whirl as a treat at the weekend if I NEED an extra pack ;)
     
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    I love the chocolate on e frozen have one every day..

    Not keen on the nana one though
     
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    Last week I read about how to make a chocolate mousse. However, I had a go...one chocolate tetris mixed with a spoon of gelatine mix...blended together and hey ho....all that happened is the gelatine clogged and the mousse didn't set....Anyone know what I did wrong???
     
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    The tetra has to be icy cold, then whizz it all togather. Put it in the freezer for 15 mins afterwards, then it should be great. The trick is to make it very cold.
     
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    really? i love them so much
     
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    Yup! not enough mixing I'm afraid

    It needs a lot of whizzing. the gelatine IS cold water soluble but it need a lot of encouragement.
    when making a mousse from a shake the best results are achieved as follows:

    1) mix the shake & gelatine powders together dry.
    2) add to cold water
    3) whizz for a good minute
    4) then whizz a bit more just in case.
    5) 10-15 mins in the fridge
    6) enjoy a thick firm well aerated mousse.Yum

    My guess with the tetra is that theres the risk, as you found, of the gelatine forming a claggy blob rather than dissolving. Could you try adding it slowly whilst whizzing?

    Q: why did you use the tetra to try & make the mousse?


    Hope this helps.
     
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    I love 'em both. I was really surprised but they are fab frozen. I sometimes put the chocolate one in the freezer for an hour and it gets really thick and takes ages to drink.
     
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    i use choc tetra to make a mousse all the time now - and I've never had that problem.
     
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    could you tell me your technique please.
    (pretty please)
     
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    i would not try them i did try yesterday and it has put me off for life!!
     
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    Jane I've used both to make the mousse, and the tetra deffo makes it more decadent and rich. I can drink the tetras and make mousse with them, but frozen. Yak!
     
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    Ah! of course, silly me.
    Smooth as silk...got it.

    Can I suggest this to my clients?
    How much whizzing does it need?
    do you put the gelatine in all at once or sprinkle it in slowly?
     
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    my technique is very uncomplicated so I don't know if it will help you. (also, I don't understand why we are told to use really cold water for the packs when I use my tetras at room temp or from fridge and it makes no difference to the end result)

    Tetra mousse:
    Entire tetra pack poured into mixing container
    Heaped scoop of mixamousse dumped on top
    Hand blender used on high setting for 1min (I turn it on as it hits the surface so there is a little bit of powder wafting up but that seems to minimise any wastage of mixamousse on surface of blender)
    Pour into glass (volume of tetra has now increased by about half so a half full glass prior to blending is now about 2 thirds full)
    Put in freezer for minimum of 10 mins ... sometimes needs longer in order to set firm.
    Consume

    Yes, it is very rich so it may not be to everyone's taste but those of you who like that sort of thing, will love the taste of this
     
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    thanks. will give it a go !
     
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