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Lemon Mousse Recipe

This lemon mousse is a light and fluffy treat made with lemon curd, meringue, and whipped cream.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 156kcal
Author Heather Dessinger


  • cup lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup raw honey (divided)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp butter (optional)
  • 3 eggs (2 of them separated)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (or or coconut cream - chilled)


  • To make the lemon curd, combine the lemon juice and zest and ¼ cup of the honey in a small saucepan and heat over medium low heat until the mixture is smooth and melted.
  • In a medium size bowl, whisk together 2 egg yolks and 1 whole egg. Set aside the egg whites. You will need them to make the meringue.
  • Gradually, pour the warmed lemon/honey mixture into the bowl with the eggs, whisking constantly.
  • Pour the mixture through a strainer back into the pan.
  • Whisk and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until the mixture is thickened.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, 1 additional minute.
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla and butter.
  • Set the finished lemon curd in an ice water bath or the freezer to chill while making the meringue.
  • To make the meringue, in a mixing bowl whisk together the 2 egg whites separated earlier with the remaining ¼ cup honey.
  • Whisk and heat over a double boiler just until the egg whites are warmed and combined with the honey.
  • Remove from the heat and use a stand or hand mixer to whip until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold ½ cup of the lemon curd into the meringue.
  • Transfer the lemon meringue to the refrigerator while whipping the cream.
  • Pour the whipping cream or chilled coconut cream into a mixing bowl and whisk until thick and fluffy.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the lemon meringue.
  • Divide into serving dishes and enjoy immediately or refrigerate until serving.


To whip coconut cream, make sure the coconut cream is well chilled first.


Serving: 1/2 cup | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.3g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 8.7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 17.8g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg