Lemon Cheesecake Mousse For One

Light and creamy Lemon Cheesecake Mousse For One, an easy no-bake dessert “recipe for one” with the perfect balance of tart and sweet.

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Light and creamy Lemon Cheesecake Mousse For One, an easy no-bake dessert "recipe for one" with the perfect balance of tart and sweet. | onedishkitchen.com

I could enjoy lemon desserts like this Lemon Cheesecake Mousse For One all throughout the year but springtime is when I really seem to crave lemony treats.  You may have seen my recent Lemon Scones recipe and my not-so-recent Honey Lemon Custard For One recipe that’s going wild on Pinterest these days.  I can’t seem to get enough and that’s especially true when they’re as easy to make as this easy recipe.

Light and creamy Lemon Cheesecake Mousse For One, an easy no-bake dessert "recipe for one" with the perfect balance of tart and sweet. | onedishkitchen.com

This single serving dessert is truly spectacular.  A little cream cheese mixed with a touch of sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest combined with homemade whipped cream and then spooned into a buttery crushed cookie crust.  In a word, heavenly.

It’s the perfect little dessert to add to my other Dessert for One Recipes.


Light and creamy Lemon Cheesecake Mousse For One, an easy no-bake dessert "recipe for one" with the perfect balance of tart and sweet. | onedishkitchen.com

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Although this dessert is the perfect size for one person, the other night my husband and I sat down with two forks and enjoyed it together.  It was a nice little treat to share at the end of a long day.

Light and creamy Lemon Cheesecake Mousse For One, an easy no-bake dessert "recipe for one" with the perfect balance of tart and sweet. | onedishkitchen.com

When I make Lemon Cheesecake Mousse, I usually make a graham cracker crust but recently, I discovered Lemon Oreos and used those instead.  The crushed lemon-filled cookies added an extra sweet and zesty flavor so if you can find those, definitely give them a try.

With the Oreo crust, I chose to bake the crust to help it set a little better in the mini pie pan I used.  Baking is definitely not necessary though.

Light and creamy Lemon Cheesecake Mousse For One, an easy no-bake dessert "recipe for one" with the perfect balance of tart and sweet. | onedishkitchen.com

You can keep this dessert crustless by leaving out the crust altogether.  Just spoon the mousse into a pretty dish and chill.

Enjoy!

I often use the mini pie pans shown below when making this recipe. A 1-cup ramekin or other small dish will also work well. You could omit the pie crust and make the dessert as a mousse and spoon it into a pretty serving dish too.

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Light and creamy Lemon Cheesecake Mousse For One, an easy no-bake dessert "recipe for one" with the perfect balance of tart and sweet. | onedishkitchen.com
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Lemon Cheesecake Mousse For One
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Light and creamy Lemon Cheesecake Mousse For One, an easy no-bake dessert "recipe for one" with the perfect balance of tart and sweet. | onedishkitchen.com

Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 person
Author: Joanie Zisk
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (2 large sheets of graham crackers or use 5 lemon cream filled cookies such as Lemon Oreos)
  • 1 tablespoon butter , melted
  • 2 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 ounces heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Place the 2 sheets of graham crackers (or 5 cream filled cookies) in a zip-topped bag and roll with a rolling pin or heavy can to crush.

  2. Pour crumbs into a small bowl and stir in melted butter.

  3. Spoon crumbs into dessert dish and press down with the back of a spoon. Set aside. *(See notes)

  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest. Set aside.

  5. Pour the heavy cream into another small bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form, about 4 minutes.

  6. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.

  7. Spoon over the cookie crust and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

If you are using a mini pie pan and wish to bake the crust, press the butter-moistened crumbs into pie pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 8 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool.  When the crust has cooled, spoon in the lemon cheesecake mousse filling and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

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