These stunning blueberry lemon mousse parfaits are simply incredible! You just can’t go wrong with blueberry and lemon combined together! These fruity dessert parfait cups are made with a fruity blueberry and lemon mousse, then topped with berry jello! The flavor is refreshing, zesty and fruity; a perfect dessert for spring and summer! Watch my video recipe to learn how to make the diagonal mousse, which just elevates this dessert to a whole new level!
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Making the Blueberry Mousse
You’ll love the light and fluffy mousse layer in these mousse parfait cups! For the blueberry lemon mousse layer, I start with loads of real blueberries, sweetened condensed milk and lots of lemon zest for some real lemon flavor. Pulse the blueberries with the condensed milk to create a fruit puree. This puree is then combined with whipped cream and a little bit of gelatin to set the blueberry mousse. Once you try this mousse, you’ll know why I love it so much! It’s so fruity and zesty and melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Make sure to watch my video to see how I set the mousse at a diagonal. You can also let it set evenly.
Once the mousse sets for at least an hour, it’s time for the second half of these parfait cups! For the blueberry jello layer, I used blueberry flavored gelatin. Berry or lemon flavored Jello will also work great! If you want to go with a more homemade version without using Jello, consider using blueberry or berry juice and add regular gelatin or agar gelatin. You’ll need to dissolve the gelatin first, then add it to the juice to ensure that it sets. Garnish the top with lemon slices, blueberries and mint leaves.
Enjoyed these blueberry lemon mousse cups? Check out some of my other recipes!
- Strawberry Mousse Parfait – with loads of strawberries and a strawberry jello layer!
- No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake Parfaits – made with a pretzel and graham cracker crust, cheesecake filling and jello topping!
- Berries & Cream Tres Leches Cups – individual dessert cups with loads of berries!
- Raspberry Champagne Parfait – fluffy raspberry mousse with champagne jello topping!
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Blueberry Lemon Mousse Parfaits Recipe (video)
- 2 cups fresh or previously frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- blue food coloring, optional
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/2 oz unflavored gelatin
- 1/4 cup water
- lemon zest from 1 lemon
- 6 ounce package berry Jello
- Prepare dessert glasses. Place the glasses at a diagonal on a cupcake pan. The pan will keep the cups in place; set aside.
- Prepare the blueberry base first. Place the blueberries, sweetened condensed milk and a few drops of food coloring into a food processor. Pulse until mixture is pureed and smooth. Set aside.
- Prepare the whipped cream. Pour the heavy cream into a mixer bowl and add the sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk until stiff peaks form. Add the blueberry base and whisk on low speed until well-combined. Zest one large lemon into the mousse.
- Sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over 1/4 cup water. Stir, then microwave for 30 seconds or until the gelatin is dissolved. Pour the dissolved gelatin into the mousse and whisk gently. Transfer the mousse into a large, disposable pastry bag for easier transfer.
- Fill the prepared dessert glasses halfway at a diagonal. Set the tray into the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours until the mousse is firmly set. Once the mousse is set, stand the glasses right side up.
- Prepare the berry jello according to package instructions, replacing the cold water with ice water to cool the mixture down. Make sure jello is cold before adding to the mousse! Pour the jello over the set mousse, then refrigerate until completely set. Garnish top with lemons, blueberries and/or mint leaves.