Classic Lemon Mousse

Classic Lemon Mousse

Recipe pilfered from some website in France, very light, foamy, strong egg and lemon taste)

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 2 lemons
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup water


  • Separate the whites and yolks into their own bowls. Beat the whites, then the yolks.
  • To the egg yolks add sugar. Whisk until the mixture becomes light colored and foamy.
  • To the yolk-sugar mixture, add the cornstarch and water, then add the lemon juice and zest.
  • Cook almost to the boil over low heat, whisking constantly. When the consistency resembles that of the cream, stop cooking and let cool.
  • Beat egg whites until firm, fold into the lemon mixture with a wooden spoon, not a whisk.
  • Pour the mousse into 4 glasses and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving cold.
Note: I've used 1/2 and I've used 1/4 that amount of sugar and it was just fine.