There’s something about lemons that make them synonymous with summer’s long, lazy days and leisurely pace, and maybe that’s why we like them so much in desserts. Iced Lemon Mousse provides lemon lovers with an alternative to traditional favorites such as lemon meringue pie, lemon drops or lemon bars.
Ideal for any occasion that calls for something sweet and cold that’s delightfully light and fresh. Fresh lemons are always available, making this an excellent go-to dessert for any time of the year. This treat has what it takes to make your taste buds tingle.
Are you seeking a low-fat dessert option that’s nonetheless full of flavor and elegant enough for a classy dinner party? With only 2 grams of fat per serving, this dessert is packed with creamy lemony goodness without making you feel weighed down.
The evaporated milk provides a full-bodied velvety texture that pairs perfectly with the tang of sugared lemons, while the sweet biscuit topping adds just the right amount of crunch.
This mousse dessert is simple to make and can be prepared in advance of the festivities so that all you have to do when it’s time for the evening’s grande finale is take it out of the freezer.
Iced Lemon Mousse
- 2 cups evaporated milk - low-fat
- ½ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup sugar
- zest of 1 lemon
- 2 cups graham wafer crackers (about 16 oz.)
- Lemon slices - Lime slices work too
- Cool the evaporated milk in the refrigerator for about 2 hours (or half an hour in the freezer).
- Using an electric whisk, whisk together the evaporated milk with the lemon juice and sugar. You have to do this for about 15 minutes, or until it has grown almost doubling in size and gets creamy. Add the lemon zest.
- Crush the sweet biscuits.
- Place the crushed biscuits in the bottom of the serving glasses or mini jars.
- Pour the mix over the biscuits and freeze them until it’s time to serve.
- Serve with lemon slices.
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.
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I want to make these BUT can I put vodka in them or limoncello? I would then pour them into white chocolate shot glasses and freeze. Thank you.
Hi Lynda, I can’t say for sure how it would turn out because I have never added alcohol, but it sounds absolutely delicious and worth experimenting. Let me know how it turns out!
This sounds like an incredibly light and refreshing summer dessert!
Yum, this is a brilliant recipe for summer dessert-cool, refreshing and I adore lemon 🙂 and so simple! Thanks!
Glad to hear, thank you Sabrina. 🙂
I LOVE lemon desserts and this sounds just divine! So perfect for the summertime and so simple to make. I’ll definitely add to my list to try it out!
Thanks Jess 🙂 Enjoy!
Ah! I love it! Lemony fresh and a perfect summer dessert!
Thank you Riz!!
This is such an ideal dessert for summer! So light and pretty–who could resist? Love that you’ve made it a mini!
Thanks Elaine! I love mini desserts for the summer.
Definitely delightful light and fresh! Lemon + Mousse sounds amazing to me. I can’t wait to make this.
Thanks Colleen, I hope you enjoy it! It’s a great way to cool down this summer.