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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

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

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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