Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Creamy Lemon Mousse --Egg-less, and sugar-free, No Cook, Super Easy

So cool, so creamy, so rich, and so easy, you will find this at the top of your "go to" desserts list.
I can think of a variety of ways to use this yummy concoction in addition to simply enjoying in a chilled dessert dish; spooned into a baked pie or tart crust, or layered in a trifle dish with strawberries or raspberries and shortbread cookie chunks, or dolloped on top of sliced pound cake. Any way you dish it up it is a winner!
 I used a few drops of Young Living Lemon Essential Oil, but a couple drops of lemon extract would do quite nicely if you don't have any.
1 cup heavy cream
1  8oz. package cream cheese,softened to room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar or a few sprinkles of stevia
juice and zest of 1 lemon
a few grains of salt
2 drops vanilla extract
4 drops Young Living Lemon Essential Oil, optional
In a large bowl, whip the cream until light and fluffy. Scrape into a dish and set aside.
Using the same bowl, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy, add the stevia or sugar and beat. Add the lemon zest, juice, salt, vanilla and lemon oil (if using). Beat until all is incorporated.
Gently fold in the whipped cream.
 Spoon into serving dishes, or pie shell, or whatever. 
Chill for at least 2 hours. Serve with cookies if desired, I took advantage of the fact that it has no leaven products and served at our Passover Seder. Delicious, but don't take my word for it-go make it!

For Trim Healthy Mamas this is an S, use the stevia option of course, and 1/3 fat cream cheese.

This yummy, fluffy goodness is also seen linked in to Butter Believer at :  with loads of other good recipes and articles.