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Easy and delicious Lemon Cream Mousse | Tastes Better From Scratch
Lemon Cream Mousse
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Cooling time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Easy and delicious homemade Lemon Cream Mousse. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, cup + 2 Tablespoon, large, teaspoon
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 675 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 3 large eggs , whole
  • 3 large eggs , whole
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoon granulated sugar , separated
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (3-4 lemons)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  1. Fill a large saucepan with a few inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. In a large heat-proof bowl, whisk together the 3 whole eggs, 3 egg yolks, 1 cup sugar, the lemon zest, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. 

  3. Place the bowl over the pan of simmering water and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for about 10-15 minutes. (Once the mixture starts to thicken a tiny bit you may want to switch to a whisk to stir it). 

  4. Remove from heat and set aside for 15 minutes. 

  5. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the mixture and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until completely chilled.

  6. Place the 3 remaining egg whites in a mixing bowl and beat on high speed for 1 minute. 

  7. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar and continue to beat until the whites are stiff. Carefully fold the beaten whites into the cold lemon mixture.

  8. Place the cream in the same bowl the whites were in and beat on high speed until stiff peaks. 

  9. Carefully fold the whipped cream into the lemon mixture. Chill and serve cold with sweetened whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Ina Garten

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cream Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 675 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 458mg 153%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Potassium 231mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 72g 24%
Sugars 67g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 33.5%
Vitamin C 19.7%
Calcium 10.4%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.