Even if you are very fond of cakes and pies, it is necessary to recognize that as soon as the heat arrives, you want cold desserts with an acidic and refreshing touch, like this frozen lime and cream cheese mousse, full of flavor and very soft texture that melts in your mouth, halfway between a mousse and a classic ice cream.
This time they are served in the shell of the fruit itself as a nod to those old ice cream presented in a plastic container imitating a lemon or orange, but if you want to simplify the recipe they are equally rich and colorful in a small glass bowl.
For 4 people
- Lime 6
- Sugar 130 g
- Cream cheese 150 g
- Liquid cream to mount100 ml
- Fresh mint leaves
How to make frozen lime and cream cheese mousse
- Total time 20 m
- Production 20 m
- Rest 3 h 20 m
We will start washing and drying the files and cutting the top part. With a sharp knife remove the pulp leaving the inside of the shell clean and keeping the juice, in case you present them in containers you can do this step without so much care, simply cutting the files in half. Reserve.
In a scoop, we pour 100 ml of juice and pulp and add the sugar, boil it for two minutes until it forms a syrup, strain it and let it cool for twenty minutes.
Once the time passes in the glass of a blender with rods, we toss the cold cream and the cream cheese, we assemble the two ingredients together and when they have increased in volume we add the lime and sugar syrup in fine thread, incorporating it until let there be a soft cream.
If we have ice cream maker, we toss the mixture in it for twenty minutes until it is creamy, if we do not have it, we toss the mixture in a suitable container for freezer and stirring every half hour for two or three times.
Once the time of the ice cream maker or freezer is finished, we put the cream in a pastry bag with a curly nozzle and fill in the shells or the chosen containers. We leave again fifteen minutes in the freezer and serve quickly.
Which to accompany the frozen lime and cream cheese mousse?
The iced mousse of lime and cream cheese is served sprinkled with lime zest and accompanied by mint leaves. It is a dessert for the true lovers of the acid flavor, because the lime juice is much more powerful than the lemon, although you can always substitute the lime for this other citrus if you are of softer flavors.