Easy Lime Mousse

  • serves 4

This bright, fresh and citrusy lime mousse can be made in almost no time at all and makes for a great snack or dessert.

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Directions for: Easy Lime Mousse


⅔ cup (160 mL) whipping cream

½ cup (125 g) cream cheese, at room temperature

½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar

3 Tbsp (45 mL) sour cream (full fat preferred)

1 ½ tsp (7 mL) finely grated lime zest

1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

⅓ cup (80 mL) fresh lime juice

Fresh raspberries, for décor


1. Whip the cream by hand or with electric beaters until they hold a soft peak. Chill while preparing the rest of the mousse.

2. Beat the cream cheese and sugar by hand or with electric beaters until smooth. Beat in the sour cream, along with the lime zest and vanilla. Fold in the cream in 2 additions, then fold in the lime juice (this will melt the cream a touch, but that is expected). Spoon the mousse into serving glasses and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Top the mousse with a few berries before serving.

Tips and Substitutions

The mousse can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and kept chilled.


See more: Berries, Citrus, Dessert, Eggs/Dairy, Snack


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