when life gives you limes...make mousse!

posted on: Monday, April 28, 2008

The weekend was F.U.N. It was filled with goodness all around. Good weather, good friends, and good food what else could I ask for? Yesterday we had some friends and the missionaries over for dinner and in a bind I made some lime mousse that took a total of 5 minutes to make and turned out AWESOME. Not trying to brag, but I wasn't sure if it would even work due to a certain ingredient that I will soon disclose. Luckily it turned out perfect and I even got some good pictures.

Lime-Dulce de leite Mousse

I usually make a variation of this recipe for tarts but I neither had time to make a crust or the Maria cookies that I usually use to make the crust. So I made a mousse instead. There are only three ingredients for this Mousse; limes, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream. The sweetened condensed milk was old and turned into dulce de leite. I'm usually stoked when this happens and just dig in and open a new can. I however did not have a new can so I had to make do with the dulce de leite. You can make this recipe with either dulce de leite or the sweetened condensed milk. If you want to make dulce de leite you just have to put a can of sweetened condensed milk in a pan with boiling water. The water has to cover the can. you boil for about an hour and then you MUST wait till it is totally cooled to open the can. This is super dangerous and I have had cans explode before, so I don't really recommend it, but it does work. I think the dulce de leite made it richer.

  • juice of 4 limes
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  1. whip the heavy cream until it peaks
  2. in a medium sized bowl mix the sweetened condensed milk and the lime juice
  3. add the lime juice mixture to the heavy cream and mix on medium spead for about 2 minutes
  4. put in a glass bowl and let chill for a couple hours. I garnished with caramelized lemon zest.
Saturday night feast
On Saturday we had a feast. It was amazing. Lost of good food and good company provided thanks to John the cook. I tried getting some recipes but when he started telling me to glaze the garlic bulbs and then place 20 garlic bulbs stretigically on the goat meat without making the holes too big, he totally lost me. I decided to not bug with with questions and just enjoy my meal.

goat meat

falafel and tabbouleh with yogurt sauce

fresh strawberries from his garden

cheese sticks
salami and mustrad pin wheels

apple gallet


  1. I. Cannot. Believe. This.
    Did he MAKE the tabbouleh and falalfel from scratch? And the Pita!? Was he slaving in his kitchen for several days before this? I am now making a goal to attend culinary school before I die.

  2. Oh yum!!!! I love the bread and cheese. two of my favorite things to eat. wish I was eating at your house!

  3. Damaris! I am making your lime mousse... right now.. and I have no idea how to carmelize lime zest? Googled and it gave me lots of fun recipes, but no how to... help! Need in the next two hours!

    Love ya,


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