I made this Key Lime Mousse for my book club and it was a huge hit. It has the perfect amount of tart from the key lime juice and the perfect amount of creaminess from the whipped cream.
This is a make ahead recipe since it needs to be refrigerated for 8 hours before serving. I think that makes it the perfect party dessert. Simply whip it up in the morning then forget about it until it is time to serve. That leaves plenty of time for whatever else you need to get done during the day.
Please don’t substitute regular lime juice in this recipe. You can find key lime juice on the same shelf as the regular lime juice in the grocery store. Key lime juice is actually more sour than regular lime juice. Since you’ll be adding a whole can of sweetened condensed milk to the recipe, you need the extra sour flavor to get that “pucker” lime lovers love. [Read more…]