Vanilla White Chocolate Mousse

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 18, 2023
I needed a quick dessert for my daughter's bridal shower, and a co-worker gave me this vanilla mousse recipe. It's so pretty with almonds and raspberries on top. —Marina Castle, Canyon Country, California
Vanilla White Chocolate Mousse Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 7 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • Toasted sliced almonds, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup cream and sugar; cook over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to pan, whisking constantly. Cook over low heat until mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon and a thermometer reads at least 160°, stirring constantly. Do not allow to boil. Immediately remove from heat. Stir in chocolate until smooth.
  3. Split vanilla beans lengthwise. Using the tip of a sharp knife, scrape seeds from the center into chocolate mixture; stir. Transfer to a large bowl; cool 10 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, beat remaining 1 cup cream until soft peaks form; fold into chocolate mixture. Spoon into 4 dessert dishes. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour before serving. If desired, sprinkle with almonds.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 555 calories, 43g fat (29g saturated fat), 177mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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