Lemon-Lime Mousse

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling


6 servings

Updated: Apr. 22, 2022
For a light and refreshing dessert after any meal, try this tangy citrus treat. —Kathryn Anderson, Wallkill, New York.
Lemon-Lime Mousse Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Lime slices, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt; whisk in egg yolks and milk until smooth. Whisk in citrus juices until blended; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Stir in citrus zests.
  2. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Cover surface with plastic wrap; refrigerate until cold.
  3. To serve, in a small bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Fold into citrus mixture. Spoon into serving dishes. If desired, top with lime slices.
Health Tip: Save nearly 40 calories and 5 g saturated fat per serving with an easy swap: Stir 1 cup fat-free lemon Greek yogurt into the lemon mixture first, then fold in 1/2 cup heavy cream that’s been beaten to soft peaks.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 257 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 149mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.