Go Back
Coconut Lime Cheesecake Mousse

Coconut Lime Cheesecake Mousse

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, coconut lime cheesecake mousse, mousse
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 small servings
Calories: 504kcal
Enjoy bright, tropical inspired flavors any time of year!
Print Recipe


  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar divided
  • 8 oz cream cheese 1 block
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut additional - toasted, for garnish
  • 1 coconut cookie or graham cracker, for garnish


  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the heavy cream until it begins to thicken.  While mixing, slowly add 1/4 cup powdered sugar.  Continue to beat until the mixture is thickened and holds a stiff peak.  Do not overbeat or it will become overly thick and clumpy.  Scoop into a bowl and put in the refrigerator.
  • In the empty mixer (no need to wash), add cream cheese and beat until smooth.  Continue mixing and add remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar.  Then add the vanilla,  1/2 cup coconut, lime zest and lime juice.  Blend until well combined.
  • Stop mixing, and add about 1/2 of the whipped cream.  Blend gently on low just a few seconds.  Add the remaining whip cream and again blend on low, or fold in gently with a spatula.  Blend just until combined.
  • Spoon mixture into dessert dishes and place in the fridge while you toast the coconut for garnish.  Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and bake at 300°F for 3-5 minutes.  Watch it carefully, and stir it around once in the baking time, as needed to get an even bake.  Once baked, move to a cool plate to cool just a couple minutes before adding to desserts.
  • When ready to serve, retrieve the desserts from the fridge and garnish as desired with toasted coconut, a thin lime slice and a coconut cookie.


The cheesecake mousse can be prepared 4-6 hours before serving, and stored in the fridge. Garnish just before serving.


Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1345IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg