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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. Cook: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 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 lemon mixture. Spoon into serving dishes. If desired, top with lime slices. Yield: 6 servings.

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.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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