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Key Lime Mousse with Mango Salad and Cream Taste Test



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This dessert may be my favorite I have ever made. The key lime throws a tart punch into the dish that pairs beautifully with the sweetness of the mango. The lime zest added a tasty pop to each bite and when I make this recipe again I will add even more zest. Though I love sweet things, after tasting the mousse base, I forwent adding honey to the mangos in the third step as it would have made the dish too sweet for my liking. If you are serving these at a party I would recommend adding a little bit of honey drizzled over the top with a sprig of fresh mint for the presentation. Overall this dessert was refreshing and tangy while still feeling decadent. All in all, a fantastic dish!



Key Lime Mousse with Mango Salad and Cre
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Makes 2 servings

Cook Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes (must chill mousse for 2 hours)

Cost: $10


Ingredients for the mousse:

*1 15 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

*1/2 cup keylime juice

*1 teaspoon gelatine (1/2 an envelope)

*1 cup heavy whipping cream

*2 tablespoons sugar


Ingredients for the graham crumbs:

*1 cup crushed vanilla wafers (or graham crackers)

*1/4 cup melted butter


Ingredients for the mango salad:

*1 mango

*1/4 teaspoon key lime zest

*1 teaspoon honey


Ingredients for the whipped cream:

*1/2 quart heavy whipping cream

*2 tablespoons corn syrup


Preparation for the mouse:

*Soak gelatin in 1/8 cup cool water for 5 minutes.

*Heat sweetened condensed milk and sugar on stove top until it reaches a gentle simmer.

*Add gelatin to heated milk and whisk until combined.

*Add key lime juice to milk/gelatin mix.

*Whisk heavy whipping cream into the other ingredients.

*Place entire mixture into a metal bowl and place in refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.


Preparation for the graham crumbs

*Put graham crumbs in a bowl.

*Melt butter and pour into graham crumbs.

*Toss butter and graham crumbs until it looks like wet sand.

*Set aside to use as garnish.


Preparation for the mango:

*Chop mango into 1/4 inch pieces or smaller and toss with honey and lime zest.

*Set aside.


Preparation for the whipped cream:

*Whip heavy whipping cream and corn syrup to soft peaks.


Assembling the dessert:

*Fill glasses a third of the way up with key lime mousse. Any glass that’s 4-5 ounces will work.

*Place a spoonful of whipped cream on mousse.

*Add a spoonful of mango salad.

*Sprinkle graham crumbs on top of whipped cream.


Recipe and Taste Tester - Alina Gersib

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