This recipe for Low-Carb Lemon Mousse with Strawberries makes a light dessert perfect for spring. It can even be part of a low-carb, gluten-free, LC/HF, Atkins, ketogenic, or Banting diet.
In a 1 1/2 quart saucepan (not over heat), whisk together 1/4 cup granulated sweetener, xanthan gum, and a pinch of salt.
Whisk in the egg yolks and the lemon zest. Very slowly, add the lemon juice, constantly whisking. Occasionally scrape down the sides of the pan.
Slowly add 3/4 cup of the whipping cream while constantly whisking. Reserve the other 3/4 cup of cream for later.
Place the saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat, whisking constantly. Continue heating until the mixture comes to a simmer. Remove from heat and strain into a heat-proof bowl.
Allow the mixture to cool at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes, then place uncovered in the refrigerator and allow to cool to below room temperature--about 30 minutes. Do not allow to cool too long or the mixture might set.
Pour the remaining cream and 1 tablespoon of sweetener into a small mixing bowl. Beat mixture with a hand mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold 1/3rd of the whipped cream into the custard to lighten. Fold in the remaining 2/3rd's of the whipped cream, 1/3rd at a time. Try to keep as much air in the mixture as possible.
Cover and refrigerate for a few hours before serving to allow time to set.
In a small (1 1/2 quart) saucepan, whisk together the sweetener and the xanthan gum. Stir in lemon juice and water, one tablespoon at a time, whisking between additions.
Stir in sliced strawberries. Place saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat. Heat, stirring constantly until the mixture just begins to simmer. Remove from heat and allow to cool, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes. Cover, and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
To serve, alternate lemon mousse and strawberry sauce in layers in clear dessert dishes. Piping the mousse into the dishes gives a great look.
Serving size: 1/4th of recipe or about 3.5 ounces of mousse and 1.75 ounces strawberry sauce.
Fat (g): 32
Carbs (g): 7
Fiber (g): 3
Protein (g): 2
Net carbs (g): 4