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Light Lemon Mousse

Lightly sweet and tart, this impressive mouse will have anyone that tries it begging for the recipe. Serve alone or alongside some fresh berries for an even more elegant dessert. Chill well before serving for best results.

Serves 10
Ready in 17 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 7 mins
146 calories per serving


> 3/4 cup sugar
> 1/2 cup cornstarch
> 3 cups fat-free milk
> 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
> 1 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
> 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
> 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
> 3 drops yellow food coloring, optional


In a large saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch; gradually stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla. Set saucepan in large pan filled with ice. Stir until mixture reaches room temperature, about 5 minutes. Fold in whipped topping and food coloring, if desired. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

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