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Creamy Citrus Mousse

 Creamy Citrus Mousse
Light and fluffy, this marvelous mousse is the perfect ending to a filling holiday meal. Guests always have room for its delicate combination of tang and sweetness.
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling


  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel, optional
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • Maraschino cherries, optional
  • Additional grated lime peel, optional


  • Dip the rims of six individual dessert dishes in lime juice, then in
  • sugar; set aside. In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir
  • in cold water. Refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 30
  • minutes. Meanwhile, combine the whipped topping, milk, lime peel if
  • desired and orange extract. Fold into gelatin. Spoon into dessert
  • dishes. Refrigerate for 1 hours or until firm. Just before serving,
  • garnish with cherries and lime peel if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 225 calories, 6 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

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Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.