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Lemon Mousse


Light, beautifully smooth and just the right amount of tang. Great for summer 😀


Serves: 4


2 Lemons

3 eggs, separated

50g/2oz Caster Sugar

1 Tablespoon powdered Gelatine

150ml/5fl oz Double Cream and extra for decorate

Slices of lemon to decorate


  1. Grate the zest from one lemon.
  2. Squeeze the juice from both the lemons.
  3. Wisk the egg yolks with the sugar until thick and creamy.
  4. Stir in the lemon juice and zest into the egg yolk mix.
  5. Sprinkle the Gelatine over 2 tablespoons of cold water, in a heat proof bowl.
  6. Leave for about 5 minutes to soften. Then put the bowl over a pan of hot water and heat gently until all the gelatine has dissolved. Do not stir.
  7. Whip the cream in a large bowl until it forms soft peaks.
  8. Pour the dissolved gelatine into the egg and lemon mix, in a steady stream while constantly stirring.
  9. Fold this mix into the whipped cream.
  10. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and then carefully fold that into the lemon and cream mix.
  11. Fill individual serving dishes with your mousse mixture and allow to set for at least 1 hour in the fridge.
  12. Decorate and serve

This is a really lovely dessert for summer. You can also use any other tipe citrus fruit you like. Limes will work perfectly and if you want something a little sweeter, use two small oranges.

Photo by: L Parker

About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

2 responses »

  1. So perfect for warm weather. I love how pretty they are, but how they won’t keep you in the kitchen all day.


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