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Lemon-Lime Mousse Recipe

Lemon-Lime Mousse Recipe

"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. + chilling YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup 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, whipped
  • Lime slices and additional lemon peel, optional


  • 1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and milk; stir into sugar mixture. Add juices; whisk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Add lemon and lime peel.
  • 2. Cover surface with plastic wrap; refrigerate until completely cooled. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into individual dishes. Garnish with lime slices and lemon peel if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 261 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 164 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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