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Limoncello Mousse with Raspberry Sauce

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A couple of weeks ago, we went to a BBQ and our contribution would be dessert. Which then prompted the question: what shall we make this time? After a BBQ, where you usually do eat more than you’d normally do, it’s good to have a light dessert to finish the meal. Something that ‘will always go down’. A light mousse is what comes to mind then, like the Greek Yogurt Mousse. Just this time in a fresh and more ‘adult’ version: Limoncello Mousse with raspberry Sauce.

Limoncello

Limoncello is such a gorgeous summer drink. The pure stuff is a bit too strong for me, but I love it in cocktails. A light and fresh lemon flavour. A flavour I like all year round, but especially in summer. Which is why I love to get tangy lemon ice cream at the Italian ice cream parlour. So good. And if Limoncello is nice in cocktails, it must be nice in desserts as well.

Raspberries

Raspberries not only give extra colour to the dessert; the flavour also pairs very well with lemon. I used fresh raspberries for the sauce, as they are in season and not expensive right now. But you can very well use frozen ones. Frozen raspberries are just not recommended for garnish, as they won’t look very pretty defrosted.

Ingredients

125 g fresh raspberries (+ extra for garnish)

2 tbsp powdered sugar

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp corn starch

250 ml whipping cream

200 g cream cheese

Zest of 1 lemon

50 ml Limoncello (or less, then add lemon juice)

25 g powdered sugar

Instructions

Put the raspberries in a small sauce pan together with 2 tbsp powdered sugar and the lemon juice.

Slowly bring to a boil and let simmer for a couple of minutes, until all raspberries are soft.

Pour through a strainer to remove the seeds, press as much juice out as possible and return sauce to the pan.

Mix the corn starch with a little bit of cold water.

Stir through the raspberry sauce and bring back to a boil.

Keep stirring until the sauce has thickened.

Divide over 6 glasses and let cool.

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Whip the cream until stiff peaks have formed.

Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, Limoncello and lemon zest.

Fold in the whipped cream.

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Divide over the 6 glasses and garnish with a few raspberries.

Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

A perfect summer dessert.

Enjoy!

Limoncello Mousse with Raspberry Sauce
Limoncello-Mousse met Frambozencoulis
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Limoncello Mousse with Raspberry Sauce

Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 125 g fresh raspberries* (+ extra for garnish)
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 250 ml whipping cream
  • 200 g cream cheese
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 50 ml Limoncello (or less, then add lemon juice)
  • 25 g powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Put the raspberries in a small sauce pan together with 2 tbsp powdered sugar and the lemon juice.

  2. Slowly bring to a boil and let simmer for a couple of minutes, until all raspberries are soft.

  3. Pour through a strainer to remove the seeds, press as much juice out as possible and return sauce to the pan.

  4. Mix the corn starch with a little bit of cold water.

  5. Stir through the raspberry sauce and bring back to a boil.

  6. Keep stirring until the sauce has thickened.

  7. Divide over 6 glasses and let cool.

  8. Whip the cream until stiff peaks have formed.

  9. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, Limoncello and lemon zest.

  10. Fold in the whipped cream.

  11. Divide over the 6 glasses and garnish with a few raspberries.

  12. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

*You can use frozen raspberries, but for garnish fresh are better. If using frozen ones for garnish, put them on the dessert frozen just before serving. Thawed, they won't look all too nice.

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18 Comments

  • Reply

    Gloria

    June 15, 2018

    Well I just happen to have some Limoncello in the freezer (YES….this is where a true Italian friend tells me). It is going to SOOOO hot here this weekend….this would be the perfect Father’s Day dessert.

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      Nicole

      June 15, 2018

      Your friend is right, it should be stored in the freezer :). It’s really light and refreshing, perfect for those hot summer days.

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    Claudia Lamascolo

    June 15, 2018

    What a gourmet dessert this one is! Wow pretty and delicious all in one mousse. I just adore the raspberry sauce!

    • Reply

      Nicole

      June 15, 2018

      Thank you, Claudia! Looking pretty adds to the taste 😉

  • Reply

    I haven’t had limoncello in many, many years. This sounds like a perfect flavor combination for summer.

    • Reply

      Nicole

      June 16, 2018

      It definitely is, so light and fresh.

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    Marisa Franca

    June 17, 2018

    We simply love limoncello and have made it at home. We are out of it now but with summer coming up we definitely need to keep some in the freezer. Your mousse looks like the perfect summer dessert!! Light, creamy, smooth and with a lemony flavor. The raspberries finish it beautifully.

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      Nicole

      June 17, 2018

      Thank you, Marisa! Never made Limoncello before, it’s one of those things on my must-make list.

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    Karyl Henry

    June 17, 2018

    This looks like such a perfect summer dessert! I haven’t had limoncello in years, but I love the flavor it adds. I’m going to need to buy a bottle and make this ASAP

    • Reply

      Nicole

      June 17, 2018

      Thanks, Karyl! The Limoncello gives this dessert such a subtle flavor, really a perfect summer dessert.

  • Reply

    Karyn Ryan

    June 17, 2018

    Well I have been looking for he excuse to buy a bottle of Limoncello for ages. This recipe gave me the perfect excuse. A really simple delicious recipe perfect for a family BBQ cent week

    • Reply

      Nicole

      June 17, 2018

      Hahaha, always happy to provide a good excuse, Karyn 😉 . It really is very simple yet so delicious.

  • Reply

    Veena Azmanov

    June 18, 2018

    I have not had limoncello is years. I use to have it in the freezer all the time before. This sounds so incredible. Love how light and refreshing this is. Perfect for summer. Saving this for later.

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      Nicole

      June 18, 2018

      Thank you, Veena. It really is the perfect summer dessert, the most requested one by family and friends 🙂

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    Catherine

    June 18, 2018

    I love limoncello…this is a beautiful dessert for it and I cannot wait to give it a try this summer. It sounds absolutely wonderful!

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      Nicole

      June 18, 2018

      It really is so wonderful, Catherine. Light and refreshing and so easy to make.

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    swathi

    June 18, 2018

    I haven’t made limoncello it is my do list, now I have one cause to make them this mousse looks perfect dessert that too with raspberry sauce.

    • Reply

      Nicole

      June 18, 2018

      Making my own limoncello is on my to-do list too. Seeing how often this dessert is requested, I think it’s really time to make my own now 🙂

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