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Lemon-Lime Mousse Recipe
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Lemon-Lime Mousse Recipe

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"For a light and refreshing dessert after any meal, try this tangy citrus treat," suggests field editor Kathryn Anderson of Wallkill, New York.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Lime slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 257 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 149 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt; whisk in egg yolks and milk until smooth. Whisk in citrus juices until blended; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Stir in citrus peels.
  2. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Cover surface with plastic wrap; refrigerate until cold.
  3. To serve, in a small bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Fold into citrus mixture. Spoon into serving dishes. If desired, top with lime slices. Yield: 6 servings.
Save nearly 40 calories and 5 g saturated fat per serving with an easy swap: Stir 1 cup fat-free lemon Greek yogurt into the lemon mixture first, then fold in 1/2 cup heavy cream that’s been beaten to soft peaks.
Originally published as Lemon-Lime Mousse in Taste of Home August/September 1998, p67

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 257 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 149 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"First off: Plan to eat this the same day you make it!!! Why? The citric juices begin to "cook" the dairy ingredients and the texture is not as good the next day. I make this for summer night meals when lemon and lime flavors are especially appreciated. This one takes a bit of time and effort but it is made ahead of time anyway to cool in the fridge. I put in more than 1 Tbsp. of lime--maybe 2 Tablespoons. I also sometimes add green or yellow food coloring b/c without it, it looks a bit bland. The flavor is very good however. Suitable for company."

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