Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:17)

Coconut Mousse



cup butter, softened
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 pint (2 cups) whipping cream
cup sweetened flaked coconut
t. coconut extract or vanilla
Toasted sweetened flaked coconut, if desired

Place butter and cream cheese in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add sugar; continue beating until well blended. Increase speed to high. Beat, gradually adding whipping cream, until stiff peaks form. Gently stir in cup coconut and coconut extract by hand. To serve, divide mixture evenly among 8 individual serving dishes. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. Sprinkle with toasted coconut, if desired. Makes 8 ( cup) servings. Nutrition Facts (1 serving): Calories 440, Fat 39 g, Cholesterol 130 mg, Sodium 170 mg, Carbohydrates 21 g.