I enjoy hosting dinner parties at my house, but with all the work that comes with it, cooking dessert seems to always end up at the bottom of my priorities list. The busiest I am the more I think of sweets as difficult to make or time consuming. I can't tell you how many times I've relied on the nearest bakery instead of making my own! The truth is that desserts can demand a lot of time, OR NOT. If we know quick to make recipes like this one, suddenly checking off the last course out of that list won't seem so impossible!
As you can gather, this lime mousse is super easy to make and it tastes fantastic! But this is not an airy mousse (which I love also). This one is perfectly creamy, thick, sweet and tangy.
Here is what to do when life gives you limes and little time:
Serves at least 6
1 can (14oz) of sweet condensed milk
zest of 1 lime, plus more for garnishing
juice from 2 limes
1 cup of heavy whipping cream, very cold
Pour sweet condensed milk into a medium to large bowl. Add zest of 1 lime and juice of 2 limes. Stir until well combined. Set aside.
With the help of an electric mixer, whip the heavy cream on medium speed until you obtain firm peaks. Gently fold the whipped cream into the condensed milk and lime mixture until well incorporated and smooth.
Put all mousse in one serving bowl, or distribute it into individual portions. Cover it tightly with plastic wrap and bring it into the refrigerator to cool and set (At least 30 minutes. But of you don't have much time serve it right away). Garnish with lime zest and serve.
Tips: 1-It can be made one day in advance. 2-Since this is a rich dessert, I recommend serving small portions. 3- If you don't like lime, make it with lemon (same recipe).
|Pour sweetened condensed milk into a bowl|
|Add lime zest|
|And lime juice|
|Stir until combined|
|Put very cold heavy cream into a bowl of an electric mixer|
|And work it until you obtain firm peaks|
|Add the whipped cream to the condensed milk mixture|
|And gently fold it in|
|Put the mousse in a serving bowl (or small individual bowls), chill it, garnish with lime zest and serve|