The season of entertaining is upon us and I, for one, am always looking for ways to make hosting a festive dinner party easier and more enjoyable. I mean, who wants to be frantically running around the kitchen preparing dinner while your guests sip cocktails without you? We’ve all been there. But let’s resolve this year to enjoy our own gatherings, shall we?
Enter this Lingonberry Skyr Mousse. Creamy, festive and bursting with lingonberry flavor, this easy recipe is COMPLETELY do ahead. As dinner comes to a close, little individual portions of this sublime dessert will be patiently waiting for you in the fridge. There’s nothing for you do to other than maybe toss a few frozen berries on top of each serving and set out some dessert spoons. DONE.
And just because it is easy and make-ahead doesn’t mean that your guests won’t be completely wowed by this gorgeous Nordic dessert. A lovely shade of pink, big lingonberry flavor, and a light and creamy texture keep you coming back bite after bite. When I was testing this recipe I could not walk by the fridge without sneaking a little taste (which often led to an entire cup) of this sublime treat.
I served mine in martini glasses which makes for a lovely presentation, but any small glass or cup will do.
This Lingonberry Skyr Mousse does call for frozen lingonberries. If you live in a larger city or in a place with a strong Scandinavian heritage, you should have no problem finding them. Many grocery stores and specialty Scandinavian stores carry frozen lingonberries. If you can’t find them in your area, you always can order them from www.sturdiwheat.com. You’ll get three pounds of lovely lingonberries delivered straight to your door!
I tried making this Lingonberry Skyr Mousse with a 14.5 ounce jar of lingonberry preserves in place of the sugar and frozen lingonberries. The flavor wasn’t quite the same, and the color of the final product was more of a dusty rose than the soft pink mousse pictured above, but it is an acceptable and delicious alternative if you don’t have access to frozen lingonberries.
You’ve just got to give this Lingonberry Skyr Mousse a try sometime during this holiday season. It’s really something special. And your guests will think so too!Print
Lingonberry Skyr Mousse
A light and airy lingonberry mousse made with Icelandic yogurt (skyr) and whipped cream. A delicious and impressive make-ahead dessert for easy entertaining this holiday season!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes + 2 hours cooling time
- Yield: 6–8 portions 1x
- Category: dessert
- Cuisine: Nordic, Scandinavian
½ cup cold water
1 packet unflavored gelatin
¾ cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
1 ½ cups frozen lingonberries, plus additional berries for serving (see note below)
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup full-fat skyr or Greek yogurt
1 cup heavy whipping cream
- Place water in a saucepan and sprinkle gelatin over the top. Let sit for 3 minutes. Add sugar and salt. Heat mixture over medium until sugar dissolves. Add lingonberries and remove from heat. Transfer mixture to a blender and puree until smooth.
Whisk lingonberry mixture with vanilla and skyr in a medium bowl until fully combined. Set aside. Whip cream to medium peaks in a mixer. Gently whisk cream into lingonberry mixture until fully combined.
Pour mousse into individual serving cups and chill at least two hours. Serve, garnished with lingonberries.
Frozen lingonberries are available at some grocery and Scandinavian specialty stores, particularly if you live in an area with a strong Scandinavian heritage. They can also be ordered online through www.sturdiwheat.com. You can substitute a 14.5 ounce jar of lingonberry preserves for the frozen lingonberries and sugar. Should you choose to go that route, simply omit the sugar and add the full jar of preserves to the saucepan with the water and gelatin in step 1. Heat over medium until the gelatin has completely dissolved. Transfer mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. Continue with step 2.
Keywords: lingonberries, skyr, mousse, easy, dessert, make ahead, festive, holiday, Christmas