Desserts

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse

I went a little crazy the other week buying Jello. It was on sale and I had a couple coupons and couldn’t pass up the opportunity. With all my bargain Jello, I needed to come up with some ways to use it. I could make regular ol’ Jello which I will probably end up doing when John goes in for his dental surgery and can’t eat solid food. But I was thinking that is a bit blah. I settled on making mousse! I added a whole package of cream cheese to make it super creamy and oh so special. Not light on calories, but it’s worth every bite!

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse - a delightful no-bake dessert made with only three ingredients! Each bite is rich, creamy and packed with flavor!

It’s also NO-BAKE – the best kind of dessert ever. Who wants to turn the oven on in this heat? Not this girl.

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse - a delightful no-bake dessert made with only three ingredients! Each bite is rich, creamy and packed with flavor!

Hold yourself back from eating it right out of the bowl. Trust me, you’ll want it to sit for a couple hours in the fridge so it gets that light, fluffy texture. It’s even better then!

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse - a delightful no-bake dessert made with only three ingredients! Each bite is rich, creamy and packed with flavor!

Yield: 4 to 6

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse

A no-bake dessert made with only three ingredients! This Lemon Cheesecake Mousse recipe is creamy, smooth and so easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (4 serving size) lemon Jello
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (8oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup Cool Whip
  • berries, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Add lemon Jello to a bowl and pour in the boiling water. Stir until Jello is completely dissolved.
  2. Pour Jello mixture into a blender. Add in cream cheese and cold water and blend for 1 minute or until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into a large bowl and add in Cool Whip. Mix together until well blended and smooth.
  4. Spoon into four to six dessert dishes (depends on how full you want them). Place in the fridge for 2 hours.
  5. When ready to serve, top with berries or Cool Whip.

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse - a delightful no-bake dessert made with only three ingredients! Each bite is rich, creamy and packed with flavor!

I topped ours off with fresh blackberries, but you could leave off the berries or add a dollop of Cool Whip on top. Or live on the wild side and add berries AND Cool Whip. There ya go!

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse - a delightful no-bake dessert made with only three ingredients! Each bite is rich, creamy and packed with flavor!

Three ingredients (Jello, cream cheese + Cool Whip) or four, if you count water and no-bake. That, my friends, is a winner, in my books!

Would you make your mousse with lemon Jello or would you try another flavour? I’m thinking strawberry would also be yummy.

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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