New York-Style Cheesecake Mousse

Shaleah Cagle

By
@scagle

Give this time in the fridge and it gets even better. Once chilled, it can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated up to 3 days.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Serves:
12
Prep:
2 Hr 20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

1- 8 oz
package cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
confectioners sugar
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
grated lemon peel
3/4 c
heavy whipping cream, whipped
1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs
4 tsp
sugar
2 Tbsp
butter, melted
sliced fresh strawberries, optional

Step-By-Step

1In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners sugar, vanilla and lemon peel until fluffy. Fold in the whipped cream. Divide among 12 dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

2Meanwhile, combine cracker crumbs and sugar in a small bowl; add butter and mix well. Press to a 1/4-in thickness on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes until light golden brown. Cool completely.

3Just before serving, crumble graham cracker mixture; sprinkle over mousse. If desired, top with fresh strawberries.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American