Lingonberry Skyr Mousse

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!



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


  1. 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. 
  2. 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.

  3. 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   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.

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