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This refreshing Portuguese simple lime mousse recipe (receita fácil de mousse de lima) makes the perfect dessert.
Preparation time:
4 h 15 min
Cooking Time:
Ready In:
4 h 15 min
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Portuguese Simple Lime Mousse Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Simple Lime Mousse Recipe

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Posted in: Dessert Recipes
Fri, Feb 9, 2018
4 out of 5 with 12 ratings
Views: 30358


1 and 1/2 packs of Maria biscuits (about 300g)2 and 1/2 cups of condensed milk1/2 teaspoon of lime juice1 and 1/4 cups of heavy cream1 sachet of gelatin powder without flavor (about 2 and 1/2 teaspoons)3 egg whites, beatenSliced lime to decorate * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  1. In the blender, mash the biscuits and put aside.
  2. Blend the condensed milk, lime juice, heavy cream and gelatin (prepared according to the package instructions) until creamy.
  3. Transfer to a bowl, and gently mix in the beaten egg whites.
  4. In a tall bowl, insert a layer of lime mousse, than a layer of mashed biscuits and than another layer of mousse.
  5. Garnish with lime wedges and refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.
Recipe & Photo Credit: guiadacozinha.com *
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Christo Fourie
Christo Fourie - 1 Week ago
This is a really good mousse alternative, just need to be more clear on the amount of gelatin needed. My first try turned out too jelly-like. I used the sheets and followed the instructions per amount of liquid....thoughts?


Sorry to hear that Christo, 1 sachet should be the equivalent of about 2 and 1/2 teaspoons of gelatin powder, the recipe asks for gelatin powder, not leaves, how many sheets/leaves did you use?

1 Week ago (+0) (-0)
Tania - 2 Weeks ago
Can you substitute lime juice for another juice?

Yes Tania, lemon juice.
2 Weeks ago (+0) (-0)
I don’t like lemon can you recommend another flavor?
2 Weeks ago (+1) (-0)

Yes, you can just use orange juice instead and decorate it with orange slices.

2 Weeks ago (+1) (-0)
Menina Quase Portuguesa
Menina Quase Portuguesa - 5 Months ago
Noticed a typo....'#4....layer of 'lemon' (?) mousse

Thank you, I will fix that.
4 Months ago (+0) (-0)

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