A Good Time at Dinner with Light Lemon Cheesecake Mousse

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse

When our niece and nephew came for dinner last week, Lisa had asked if we wanted “lemon or chocolate.” We love either, so we said “surprise us!”

Lemon it was! Which makes sense, since it’s Meyer Lemon season!


What a yummy dessert they brought, perfect for Easter, if you’re looking for an EASY recipe to make for a large crowd, because you make ahead and store in the fridge.

Pull the ramekins out when it’s time to for dessert, garnish, and serve!

Lisa used reduced fat cream cheese, so I’m including that in this recipe. Good girl! It does make a difference with calories, for sure, and they were fabulous!

Our guests came at 6, we mingled around this appetizer for a relaxing hour, and then enjoyed a lovely meal together (served this salmon recipe).

But the best part … dessert!

Light Lemon Cheesecake Mousse Recipe

And then, sitting around the table a little bit longer.

I’m pretty sure it was close to 11 pm when we all got up from the dinner table.

The time element for me is indeed a barometer of a good time.

Wouldn’t you say that many hours around the table of good food and talk, means a successful time?




Recipe: Light Lemon Cheesecake Mousse {ReluctantEntertainer.com}

Summary: Yields (5) 4 oz. ramekins. Easy to make the day before!


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz Light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • lemon slices, lemon zest, strawberry slices & mint leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes on high. Pour into another bowl and set aside.
  2. Add cream cheese and sugar to mixing bowl and beat at medium speed about 1 minute. Gradually pour in lemon juice and continue to beat for 2 to 3 minutes or until fluffy.
  3. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into individual bowls and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Garnish with a lemon slice, a little lemon zest and a sprig of mint. If you are going to refrigerate more than an hour before serving, cover with plastic wrap until ready to serve.
  5. Serve separately a bowl of sliced strawberries.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6


Recipe adapted from Miss in the Kitchen.

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23 comments on “A Good Time at Dinner with Light Lemon Cheesecake Mousse”

  1. What a fun evening and how smart to use light cream cheese! Totally made my day for you to have made a version of my recipe!

  2. Love these. They’re adorable (and I’m sure delicious)

  3. Sandy. Oh my word. Cheesecake and lemon desserts are tied for my favorite sweet flavors ever – I don’t even think I could share!

  4. Yum! sounds really fresh and yummy!!!!

  5. How do you think liquid stevia would work in this recipe?

  6. What a lovely spring dessert!

  7. These look so good. I wish I had one in front of me right now!!

  8. It sure is Meyer lemon season…I have some on hand right now and I think this sounds fabulous!

  9. How beautiful, Sandy! Looks delicious and like Spring!!! I can smell the lemons now…xoxo

  10. Beautiful Sandy! LOVE this recipe. So pretty!

  11. I’m loving all things lemon lately, I know I would just love these! I don’t usually volunteer to bring dessert anywhere but I can see myself making these for a gathering. Your niece is so pretty!

  12. These looks just scrumptious and like the perfect little dessert! Lemon is so refreshing…and combining it with cream cheese CAN’T be a bad thing! ;)

  13. What a great idea for a fun, light dessert. And I like the individual serving size. Looks like a fun time by all!

  14. Yay for Meyer lemon season! These sound delicious!

  15. What a perfectly pretty dessert for spring, love it!!

  16. This looks so delicious! I’m heading to my lemon tree right now to get started on this one. Oh and after dinner conversations are always the best!

  17. Oh my, these look heavenly! And perfect for spring and summer.

  18. Confession: I don’t normally like lemon desserts (weird right?) but I would be all over this!! So light and creamy!!

  19. So simple, so good!

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  21. I LOVE meyer lemons! This looks like a great recipe for an Easter luncheon!

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