Refreshing and Tangy Citrus Mousse Recipe

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Refreshing and Tangy Citrus Mousse Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on December 01, 2023

Indulge in the refreshing and tangy flavors of this citrus mousse. Made with a blend of citrus fruits, this dessert is light, creamy, and perfect for summer. It's the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and will leave you craving for more. The creamy and airy texture makes it a crowd-pleaser at parties or a delightful treat after a meal. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this citrusy delight in no time.


  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh citrus slices, for garnish


  1. In a saucepan, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, orange zest, lemon zest, lime zest, and sugar. Heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until well beaten. Slowly pour the hot citrus mixture into the eggs, whisking constantly to temper the eggs.
  3. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over low heat until it thickens slightly, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the cooled citrus mixture into the whipped cream until well combined.
  5. Divide the citrus mousse into serving glasses or bowls. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until set.
  6. Before serving, garnish with fresh citrus slices.
  7. Enjoy the refreshing and tangy citrus mousse!

Interesting Facts

  • Citrus fruits are a great source of vitamin C, which is essential for a healthy immune system.
  • This citrus mousse can be easily customized by using different combinations of citrus fruits like grapefruit or tangerine.
  • Mousse is a French word that means foam, referring to the airy and light texture of this dessert.