Sweeten Up Summer with Velas Vallarta’s Margarita Mousse

In Dine, Puerto Vallarta by Suzanne Koch

Sweet tooth got the best of you? Velas Vallarta is tempting us with their Margarita Mousse recipe, a sure-fire way to top off a summer dinner party, satisfy a late-night craving, or fine-tune your cooking skills. The tasty treat is perfect for sharing, but we’ll understand if you don’t. Find the recipe below.


  • 2 1/4 cups chocolate chip cookie crumbs
  • 7 tbsp. butter
  • 6 tbsp. wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg


  • 3/4 cups lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk, chilled
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. gelatin powder
  • 3 oz. Don Julio White tequia
  • 2 oz. orange liqueur

Classic Meringue

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest

Directions: For the mousse, combine the evaporated milk (chilled) and condensed milk in a blender and blend at full speed until you get a foam consistency. In a separate bowl, hydrate the gelatin in 3/4 cup of cold water. Add the remaining citrus juices and liqueurs into the bowl and then add to blender. Put the mix in a mold and let it refrigerate for two hours.

For the cookie crust, mix all ingredient at the same time and bake the dough at 320ºF for 15 minutes.

For the meringue, whisk the egg whites and sugar at high speed. When you can make peaks, add the zest and lemon juice and stir for three more minutes.

Let the cookie crust cool completely before adding the margarita mousse mixture on top. Cover the mousse with the lime meringue and torch for a smokey flavor.

To indulge daily in this dessert, book a room at Velas Vallarta by visiting: velasvallarta.com

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