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Fast Light Lemon Mousse Recipe

Fast Light Lemon Mousse Recipe

This smooth and refreshing dessert is popular at summer cookouts, but it makes a delicious light finish to hearty winter meals, too. For a pretty presentation, I serve it in individual glass dishes garnished with fresh sliced strawberries. -Joan Jay, Frisco, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3 cups fat-free milk
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 3 drops yellow food coloring, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch; gradually stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat. Stir in the lemon juice, peel and vanilla.
  • 2. Set saucepan in ice; stir until mixture reaches room temperature, about 5 minutes. Fold in whipped topping and food coloring if desired. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 145 calories, 2g fat (0g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0g sugars, trace fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 fruit

Reviews for Fast Light Lemon Mousse

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NCMtnrose
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"Wonderful flavors. Wonder how this might work as a cake filling?"

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brownie29
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"This is best! We love this recipe, I didn't have plain yogurt so I used a black cherry Greek yogurt and it came out great. This is our new favorite cake recipe ."

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merumick
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"Looks festive, but so sour, makes you pucker! May be good on a really hot summer day or with more sugar!"

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cdgill
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"Since my husband is diabetic, I substituted Splenda for the sugar. Turned out great."

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Ritakenny
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"Okay--I'd use sugar free instant pudding and sugar free cool whip instead."

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DOROS
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"I HAVEN'T MADE THIS, BUT HOW WOULD IT BE IF YOU ADDED LEMON FLAVORING IN PLACE OF THE VANILLA? I AM A REALLLLLLY BIG FAN OF LEMON AND THINK THIS WOULD REALLY MAKE IT GOOD."

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rec-chef
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"This is good and easy!! Great flavor, I added all the zest from one lemon, but other than that followed the recipe to the letter. Thank you for a great LIGHT recipe!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.