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Fast Light Lemon Mousse

This smooth and refreshing dessert is popular at summer cookouts, but it makes a delicious light finish to hearty winter meals, too. For a pretty presentation, I serve it in individual glass dishes garnished with fresh sliced strawberries. -Joan Jay, Frisco, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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 the heat. Stir in the lemon juice, zest and vanilla.
  • Set saucepan in 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 before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 145 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit.

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