Mousse Recipes

These light and fluffy mousse recipes are a party for your mouth. These easy creamy desserts are a decadent ending for any occasion.

Staff Picks

Keto Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 4.27 stars
A decadent, creamy dessert that's low in carbs and ready in minutes!

Mousse de Dulce de Leche Repostero (Dulce de Leche Mousse)

Rating: 5 stars
A make-ahead mousse that couldn't be easier to make. You can garnish the mousse with almost anything you wish, including chopped fresh fruit, crushed biscuits, crushed meringues, chocolate shavings and more! Served in petite glasses, this makes an excellent addition to a buffet or array of dinner party puds.

Tiramisu Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 4.59 stars
Tiramisu translates to pick-me-up. Considering that this popular Italian dessert is spiked with proven mood-elevators such as coffee, cocoa, sugar, and alcohol, the name seems to fit perfectly.

Coffee-Banana Mousse

Rating: 5 stars
A creamy and rich dessert that is an elegant finish to a nice meal.

Lemon Syllabub

Rating: 4.7 stars
This is a deliciously light, creamy, sophisticated little dessert from days gone by. I first tasted it at a supper given by a lecturer in seventeenth-century literature when I was at college, and it took our tastebuds right back to the Restoration. It can be prepared as either a parfait or a punch--please note that either version contains alcohol, so you may not want to serve this to younger family members.

Quick Keto Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 4.77 stars
When a sweet craving hits, you'll have this chocolate mousse ready in no time. No need to pre-whip the heavy cream - just throw everything into a bowl and mix! Use any keto-friendly granular sweetener that measures like sugar. I prefer the powdered version of Swerve®, since it dissolves better. Adjust cocoa powder and sweetener amounts to suit your tastes. This is quite rich, so you don't need a lot to feel satisfied.

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 4.26 stars
Chocolate mousse that tastes like something from a restaurant, with the ease of instant pudding!

Cocoa Powder Chocolate Mousse

This mousse served in shot glasses is perfect for when you're craving something sweet but just want a small portion. You can enjoy them as soon as you make them, or you can chill them in the fridge for a cooler dessert.

Chef John's Dark Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 4.72 stars
This has a pinch of chile pepper as the secret ingredient. It's firm yet unbelievably light and airy. The little bit of chile pepper is in there just to bring out the flavor of the chocolate and add a tiny bit of delicious heat. Garnish each serving with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of shaved chocolate.

Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake

Rating: 4.75 stars
Fresh strawberries and chocolate mousse make an appealing treat.

Lemon Panna Cotta

Rating: 4.67 stars
Panna Cotta is an old treat from the mountains of Italy, and you'll be so surprised how incredibly easy it is to make. It's luscious, has a silky texture, refreshing with subtle lemon flavor, and a great choice for family dinners or special company. Feel free to garnish with any fresh fruit that's in season if you desire.

Frosty Strawberry Squares

Rating: 4.51 stars
A frozen strawberry treat you can't put down, but is a little messy to make.

Inspiration and Ideas

Raspberry Mousse

"What a lovely recipe. The fresh raspberry flavor is delicate and fruity, the texture is silky and spot-on perfect for mousse, and the level of sweetness is just right." – lutzflcat

Quick Keto Chocolate Mousse

"This is quite rich, so you don't need a lot to feel satisfied." – France C.

Ultimate Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 4.39 stars

A creamy chocolate mousse flavored with Irish cream. I really didn't know I could make something so good! I have also substituted dry gin for the Irish cream with delicious results.