Quick Lemon Mousse with Basil and Blueberries

Quick Lemon Mousse with Basil and Blueberries

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 89.6
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 11.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g

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Introduction

This mousse takes only 15 minutes to prepare and can easily be made in advance. It's a perfect light dessert to top off a rich meal. This mousse takes only 15 minutes to prepare and can easily be made in advance. It's a perfect light dessert to top off a rich meal.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    3 tablespoons white chocolate chips
    2/3 cup Cool Whip or other reduced calorie whipped topping
    1/2 cup plain Greek-style nonfat yogurt
    1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
    1/2 cup blueberries
    2 fresh basil leaves, rolled up and cut cross-wise into thin ribbons

Tips

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Directions

Melt the chocolate with 2 teaspoons of water in a double boiler or in the microwave until you can stir the mixture smooth.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the whipped topping and yogurt. Whisk in the melted chocolate and the lemon zest.

Divide the mousse evenly between four 4-ounce dessert glasses. Divide half the berries and half the basil evenly among the glasses. Spoon the remaining mousse over each and top with the remaining blueberries and basil. Serve.

To prepare in advance, refrigerated, tightly covered, for up to 2 days.


Serving Size: Makes 4 servings

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  • 31 of 47 people found this review helpful
    Commercially made Cool Whip is laden with hydrogenated fats, high fructose corn syrup and a host of other ingredients tested and found to be damaging to health even in small quantities. A recipe like this may taste good but will not help you slim. There are far healthier options available. - 7/29/14

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  • 21 of 26 people found this review helpful
    Just make your own whipped cream topping and use it sparingly. I agree that there are many "healthy" recipes here on SP that aren't healthy. Like artificial sweeteners I see on lots of recipes - just not good for us and keep us addicted to all the wrong foods. I use real ingredients and eat less. - 1/13/15

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  • 16 of 24 people found this review helpful
    WHY call a recipe with Cool Whip healthy? The newer research says corn syrup, hydrogenated fat, high fructose corn syrup (#2,3, and 4 ingredients after WATER in Cool Whip) all have calories, cause weight gain, heart disease, diabetes. So why are they "healthy" here? They're not! - 8/6/14

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  • 15 of 22 people found this review helpful
    So a 9 year study on fat was done. And it concluded that red meats and real Dairy products didn't cause heat attacks they way one doctor in the 50's told us, Charmaine, white chocolate has done of the health benefits of dark chocolate, whip up real whip cream make the serving 1 size difference to 5. - 8/6/14

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  • 13 of 21 people found this review helpful
    I add my voice to the anti-CoolWhip crowd. It was so disappointing to see it in the ingredient list for this desert. I want to eat health-giving foods and have come to count on Spark Recipes for higher quality. - 8/6/14

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