Lemon mousse is a light and refreshing dessert that is perfect for any occasion. In this blog post, we’ll share our favorite lemon mousse recipe and some tips to help you make the perfect dessert.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt.

  2. Gradually whisk in the milk, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks until light and frothy.

  4. Gradually whisk in about 1 cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg yolks, stirring constantly to prevent curdling.

  5. Pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining milk mixture, whisking constantly.

  6. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and comes to a boil.

  7. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and zest.

  8. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and let cool to room temperature.

  9. In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.

  10. Gently fold the whipped cream into the lemon mixture until no streaks remain.

  11. Spoon the mixture into individual serving dishes and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until set.

  12. Serve chilled and enjoy!


  1. Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best flavor.

  2. Be sure to whisk the egg yolks well before adding them to the milk mixture to prevent lumps.

  3. When cooking the milk mixture, be sure to stir constantly to prevent burning.

  4. Let the mixture cool to room temperature before adding the whipped cream to prevent the cream from melting.

  5. For an extra zesty flavor, garnish with additional lemon zest or a dollop of whipped cream.