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Simple Lemon Mousse

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling


6 servings

This classic, simple lemon mousse recipe is the refreshing dessert you need. Serve it with fresh fruit or eat it alone. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Simple Lemon Mousse Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Dash salt
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Lemon slices, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt; whisk in egg yolks and milk until smooth. Whisk in lemon juice until blended; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until thickened slightly, about 2 minutes longer. Stir in lemon zest.
  2. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until cold.
  3. To serve, in a small bowl, beat cream on high speed until soft peaks form. Fold into lemon mixture. Spoon into serving dishes. If desired, top with additional whipped cream and lemon slices.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 282 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 140mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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