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 stars 13
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 4
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 desserts.

Tiramisu Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
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 2
A creamy and rich dessert that is an elegant finish to a nice meal.

Lemon Syllabub

Rating: 4.5 stars 71
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 and Easy Pumpkin Mousse

Rating: 4.5 stars 44
This is a fast easy treat around the holidays. Pour into chocolate shells purchased at any kitchen store for an elegant touch or with graham crackers for dipping. You can also heat ingredients in the microwave on high for 30 second intervals if you are short on time.

Plum Flummery

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
This is a delicious fruity mousse with a great plum tang, making good use of pre-stewed plums, especially handy at that time of year when you have too many plums and quite enough jam, thank you very much! The preparation time is mostly waiting time for the mixture to chill sufficiently.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Aquafaba

Rating: 5 stars 5
This is a delicious and light chocolate mousse that is simple to make. It's made with canned chickpea liquid but you wouldn't know it. There's no chickpea taste - just fluffy, smooth, chocolate goodness! Top chocolate mousse with chocolate chips, shaved chocolate, raspberries, pistachios, or whatever you like.

Chef John's Strawberry Semifreddo

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
My lighter, no-cook adaptation of semifreddo skips the traditional egg custard and cuts down on fat, sugar, and time. It just so happens to be lighter, with a cleaner, more distinct berry flavor and a texture that's less creamy than classic semifreddo, falling somewhere between strawberry ice cream and a strawberry ice pop.

Chocolate Mousse with Cocoa Powder

Rating: 5 stars 4
No cooking involved, and it just doesn't get much easier than this for an elegant dessert. I like to pipe the mousse into small shooter glasses for a lovely presentation. Everybody has room for a mini dessert! Chilling the bowl and beaters will result in a better whipped cream.

Lemon Panna Cotta

Rating: 5 stars 6
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.

Polly Welby's Excellent Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 4 stars 73
I use French chocolate with a 70% cocoa content. Serves four people, or one greedy one! Chill for a couple of hours, and use the firmed mousse to make chocolate truffles. Heavenly.
By Polly Welby

Inspiration and Ideas

Raspberry Mousse
Rating: Unrated 5
"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
Rating: Unrated 126
"This is quite rich, so you don't need a lot to feel satisfied." – France C.
Quick Keto Chocolate Mousse
Rating: 5 stars 135

A keto mousse dessert that's indulgent, chocolaty, and ready in minutes!