This is one of my favorite new Specific Carbohydrate Diet recipes. Lemon mousse is very easy to make, but you will need to have some yogurt made with heavy cream. If you haven’t made yogurt with heavy cream before you make it the same way as regular SCD yogurt – be sure to check your heavy cream to see if guar gum has been added.
Since good heavy cream is expensive I usually just make half the amount of yogurt as I normall do. You can use it for a lot of great dessert recipes, “ice-cream,” or as a dessert topping. Just beat at high speed until it whips up like whipped cream. It will be a little thicker than regular whipped cream. In my edition (1999) of Breaking the Vicious Cycle the recipe for making yogurt with heavy cream is on pg 134 under “French Cream.”
You’ll also need to make some Lemon Curd ahead of time so it’s chilled.
SCD Lemon Mousse
- 1 cup SCD yogurt made with heavy cream
- 1 cup chilled lemon curd
Spoon a little of the chilled lemon curd into the bottom of four ramekins
Whip yogurt with an electric beater, or stand mixer, at high speed until fluffy - 4 - 5 minutes
Reserve four spoonfuls of the whipped yogurt and set aside for topping
Add the chilled lemon curd to the whipped yogurt
Beat on high speed for 2 - 3 more minutes to combine the lemon curd and whipped yogurt
Spoon into the ramekins
Top with the reserved whipped yogurt (note: I leave this tart because the lemon curd is sweet, but you could add some honey to it if you don't like the tart flavor)
Serve right away or chill in the refrigerator