If you’re looking for a wow-factor dessert to bring to a summer gathering, try this simple and delicious gluten free lemon mousse recipe. My sister doesn’t remember who originally emailed this recipe to her, but she’s been making it for years, and it has become one of her signature dishes. We always put most of it in a big bowl to take to a party, and keep a small bowl for us to enjoy at home.
Luscious Lemon Mousse Recipe
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 package Philadelphia cream cheese
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 C fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp rum or brandy
- 1 1/2 C whipping cream
- a pint of fresh strawberries or blueberries
- a sprig of fresh mint
- Using an electric mixer, cream butter until light.
- Beat in cheese, blending until smooth.
- Mix in the sugar gradually.
- Add vanilla, lemon juice and rum.
- Beat until smooth. It will seem pretty runny at this point, that's ok.
- Beat the whipping cream until it holds firm peaks, and fold into lemon mixture.
- Refrigerate 2 hours.
- Garnish with sliced strawberries or blueberries and a sprig of mint.
Before you start working on this lemon mousse recipe, remember to let your butter and cream cheese warm up to room temperature. Our butter was cold, so I put Vivi to work mashing the butter with a fork until it was broken up enough to mix with the beaters. She mashed the cream cheese too. When she was little and I asked her to help in the kitchen she would light up, and run to get a footstool yelling, “Don’t do ANYTHING until I get back!”
We decorated ours with sliced strawberries, but the lemon flavor would be nice with just about any fresh fruit, or even just a simple mint garnish. Next time I’m going to try piping it into cored strawberries and then sprinkling crushed gingersnaps on top. I think it would be crazy good with a dollop of lemon curd and a handful of fresh blueberries.
24 thoughts on “Luscious Lemon Mousse Recipe – gluten free”
That lemon mousse fit the name Luscious, I need to try it kids will love it as I can top with their favorite strawberry.
That looks so good! I think I have all of these ingredients in my pantry and fridge!
Mmm My cheeks are tingling just thinking about this. I would love to try this out soon.
I love creamy desserts. And lemon mousse looks so inviting! A must try recipe!
This looks so good. I could go for this right about now. I’ll have to make sure to get some ingredients one of these days. I’m sure this will be amazing.
OMG this sounds absolutely divine. I love the flavor of lemon in desserts. This is totally something I would make.
I’ve never had lemon mousse before. I did have a lot of chocolate mousse. I must try this. Looks delish!
So simple that a total kitchen klutz like me may be able to put together. Looks delicious.
This lemon mousse recipe is totally mouthwatering and I can’t stop myself from craving! I will definitely try making this at home and let my wife be the judge.
I would love to try this. Not to make, because I am not good at baking, but to eat! I would love to eat this right now!
I love how easy this recipe is to make. I am sure my kids would love to make it and would enjoy eating it as well.
This looks delicious! I’ll be glad when I can get to the grocery store easily and pick up all the ingredients and make this.
I’m excited to make this. I know my family is going to love this recipe.
oh my goodness a gluten free dessert – def making this for my neighbor!
This is sure to brighten up our homes during this tough period. I know most people will not be able to wait for summer to make this.
I love lemon desserts, so I am excited to try this! It looks incredible and it’s awesome that’s it’s gluten-free.
This sounds amazing. I love anything flavored with lemon. I really wish I had whipping cream and some more cream cheese!
Wow this looks like a delicious and easy dessert.I love the combination of lemon and strawberries.
Hi Lizzie, I have a sweet tooth and this lemon mousse looks divine. I'll have to try it for my family.
Thank you! We fight over who gets to lick the spatula.
Yes please! You had me before I saw rum, but, now you've REALLY got me! lol! This looks great! Pinning 🙂
Make it for friends, you will be their hero!
YUM!!!!! I can’t wait to try this lemon mousse recipe. It looks so easy and elegant.
You won’t regret it. It’s scrumptious!
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