If you're looking for a light, easy, and elegant make-ahead dessert for summer, this lemon mousse with fresh berries might just be what you're looking for!

Lemon mousse

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 11 minutes
Time for lemon curd: 30 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 577kcal
Author: Caroline Lindsey
If you're looking for a light, easy, and elegant make-ahead dessert for summer, this lemon mousse with fresh berries might just be what you're looking for!
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 recipe lemon curd or 12 oz. storebought lemon curd
  • Fresh blackberries and/or blueberries optional

For the lemon curd

  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice about 2 large lemons
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest or however much you get from your lemons
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into small pieces

Instructions

If making your own lemon curd

  • Prepare in advance: Follow the instructions to make Easy Lemon Curd at least 3 hours before moving onto the next step to give the curd enough time to set and thicken in the refrigerator.

For the lemon mousse

  • Start whipping cream on medium speed in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer. Slowly add powdered sugar. Remove when stiff peaks form.
  • Set aside 3/4 cup of whipped cream for later. Fold in 3/4 cup lemon curd to the remaining whipped cream. You should have 3/4 cup of curd left over.
  • Divide set-aside lemon curd between five glasses. Use something you can see through so you can see the layers - a lowball glass, wine glass, or champagne glass will work well. Spoon mousse into a piping bag, if desired, and pipe evenly on top of the lemon curd.
  • Add a dollop of whipped cream (2-3 tbsp) to the top of each (again, piped with a decorative tip if desired).
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with fresh berries just before serving (optional).

Nutrition

Calories: 577kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 279mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 104mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 34% | Vitamin C: 14.8% | Calcium: 6.6% | Iron: 2.8%