Lime White Chocolate Mousse
I hope you’re enjoying all of the citrus recipes because it’s been a blast making them! I know how well chocolate pairs with orange, but I was interested in trying a citrus and white chocolate combo. Lime seemed like the perfect choice to offset the sometimes cloying sweetness of white chocolate. Mousse seemed like the perfect vehicle for this pairing!
Let’s get to it!
Put the white chocolate, lime juice and zest into a large bowl. Make sure the white chocolate is chopped as finely as possible. This will ensure it melts completely later.
Now in a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and the sugar until it’s pale yellow.
Heat 1/2 cup of the heavy cream over low heat until it simmers.
Slowly whisk that into the bowl with the yolks and sugar.
Now take all of that and put it back into the pan and cook over medium until it’s thickened and coats the back of a wooden spoon, it’ll only take a couple of minutes.
Pour that mixture through a fine mesh strainer in the large bowl over the white chocolate and lime. Straining will get rid of any scrambled egg bits you may have.
Stir until all of the white chocolate is melted and smooth.
Whip the rest of the heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks.
Now fold half of the whipped cream into the white chocolate mixture until totally combined.
Once that’s mixed in, fold in the rest. It’s time to chill the mousse. Let it chill in the fridge at least an hour. If you already have little bowls you know you’ll be serving the mousse in, you can divide it up into those and chill them. Otherwise, just chill the whole bowl and serve later.
Derek’s mom gave us this nice crystal bowl. I’m not sure why we don’t use it more but I’m pretty sure the last time we did chocolate mousse was involved…apparently we have a mousse bowl, lol.
Serve the mousse chilled and store the rest, covered, in the fridge.
I have to say I’m really proud of this recipe. The mousse is creamy and the flavors are perfectly balanced! The lime flavor is prominent but it doesn’t taste too tart because of the sweet white chocolate.
- 14 ounces white chocolate chopped finely
- 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 1/2 cups heavy cream, divided
- Put white chocolate, lime juice and zest in a large bowl.
- Whisk together egg yolks and sugar until it's pale yellow.
- Heat 1/2 cup heavy cream over low heat until it simmers.
- Whisk slowly into the bowl with the yolks and sugar. Put back into pan and cook over medium until it's thickened and coats the back of a wooden spoon, a couple of minutes.
- Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer in the large bowl over the white chocolate and lime. Stir until all of the white chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Whip the rest of the heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks.
- Fold half the whipped cream into the white chocolate mixture until combined. Fold in the rest.
- Chill at least an hour.
- Serve the mousse chilled and store the rest covered in the fridge.