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Lemon Mousse Cups with Microwave Lemon Curd

by Stephanie

Lemon curd is delicious on so many things, but you can take it a step further and turn it into Lemon Mousse Cups which are an easy and delicious dessert.

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A few days ago I showed you how to easily make lemon curd in the microwave. This recipe takes that lemon curd and turns it into delicious lemon mousse.

What do you need to make lemon mousse cups?

You’ll need a batch of the microwave lemon curd, which takes lemon juice,, sugar and eggs. You’ll also need whipping cream or Cool Whip.

I have found the perfect adorable little serving dish are the Oui yogurt jars. It’s one of my favorite yogurts, and I love recycling the jars for other things.

How do you make lemon mousse?

Once you make the lemon curd, let it chill for a few hours. I let it chill overnight.

Microwave Lemon Curd

Now I prefer fresh whipped cream over Cool Whip. I whip about 1 cup of whipping cream with about a teaspoon of sugar until it’s light and fluffy and forms soft peaks.

Freshly whipped cream

If you don’t want to make the whipped cream, Cool Whip will do just as good.

Fold the whipped cream or Cool Whip into the lemon curd until it’s completely mixed. Make sure to save a little bit to add a small spoonful of cream to the top of each mousse cup.

Microwave Lemon Curd and Whipped Cream mixed together to make Lemon Mousse

Transfer it to the serving dishes. I add about 1/2 to 2/3 cup of the lemon mousse.

Lemon Mousse Cups in Oui Jars

Then, top it with a little dollop of whipping cream (or Cool Whip.)

Finished Lemon Mousse Cups topped with whipped cream

I would only make these lemon mousse cups a couple hours or so before servings. Once they’re ready, keep them chilling in the fridge until it’s time to serve them.

How many lemon mousse cups will this make?

This recipe will make about 12 mousse cups, which are about 1/2 cup each.

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Lemon Mousse Cups
Yield: about 12 mousse cups

Lemon Mousse Cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 16 minutes



Make a batch of Microwave Lemon Curd. Chill for 4 hours or preferably overnight.

Whip 1 cup of whipping cream and 1 teaspoon of sugar together for 3-5 minutes, until light and fluffy, and it forms soft peaks.

Save a little bit of whipped cream to top the final mousse cups.

Fold the rest of the whipped cream into the lemon curd.

Transfer the lemon mousse into serving dishes, use about 1/2 to 2/3 cup per serving dish.

Top each cup with a small dollop of cream.

Chill in the fridge until it's time to serve the lemon mousse cups.


Feel free to use a 16 oz tub of Cool Whip instead of spending time making whipped cream.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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