• Servings 10 1/2 cup servings
  • Prep 10 min
  • Cook 5 min
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Lemon Mousse


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of whipped topping (cool whip or canned whip cream)
  • 3 to 4 drops of yellow food coloring.
  • Mint for garnish
This is a creamy sweet dessert that you can make in less than 30 minutes. I’ts great served with pound cake or crispy cookies.


  • In a large sauce pan, combine the sugar and cornstarch.
  • Gradually pour in milk and half and half, 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 peel and vanilla.
  • Set sauce pan in a large bowl filled with ice.
  • Stir until mixture reaches room temperature, about 5 minutes.
  • Fold in whipped topping and food coloring.
  • Spoon into dessert dishes and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Garnish with several mint leaves.

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