These Lemon Mousse Dessert Cups are made with light and airy lemony mousse, shortbread cookies, and fresh raspberries – They make the perfect springtime dessert!
Lemon is just one of those flavors that’s perfect for spring. It’s light, refreshing, sweet, and tangy; it would even be great for summer too (or fall or winter or really any time of the year because lemon is amazing).
Thankfully, these Lemon Mousse Dessert Cups aren’t as heavy and rich as some desserts can be, because on a hot summer night no one wants to feel bloated and weighed down. I hope you enjoy these little lemony clouds in a cup as much as I do!
Simple Ingredients for Lemon Mousse Cups
You’ll never believe a dessert as delicious as this one can be made with such few simple ingredients, but it’s true! All you need for this recipe is lemon curd, cream, powdered sugar, shortbread cookies (I highly recommend Walker’s Shortbread Cookies – they’re SO addicting), and fresh raspberries.
Seriously, that’s it!
How to Make Your Dessert Cups
Since it only takes a handful of ingredients, it’s super quick to put together.
Using lemon curd speeds things up a lot, and you can either use store-bought or this top-of-the-line-delicious-beyond-belief homemade lemon curd. 😉 I highly recommend the homemade version because not only does it taste better, but you’ll have leftovers to use on other recipes like lemon cheesecake overnight oats or this blueberry dutch baby.
In a large bowl, whip your cream with the powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Then gently fold in 2 tables of lemon curd. Spoon half of the mousse into a dessert cup, and then top with 1 tablespoon of lemon curd, 1 crumbled shortbread cookie, and fresh raspberries.
How to Enjoy your Lemon Mousse Dessert
Whip it up and save it in the refrigerator to enjoy throughout the week! It can be made days in advance so you’re ready to pull out a delicious dessert at a moment’s notice.
I also made this a two-serving recipe so you can have one to yourself and one for a friend (if they’re lucky!).
Hungry for more?
Here are some ideas to get you inspired – let me know what you try!
- Berry Icebox Cake – perfect to keep in the freezer and pull out whenever you’re ready to enjoy!
- Lemon Lush – or as I call it, Lemon Lasagna.
- Berry Coconut Trifle – YUM!
- One Bowl Cocoa Brownies – chocolatey heaven!
- 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup lemon curd divided
- 2 shortbread cookies
- fresh raspberries for topping
In a large bowl whip the whipping cream with the powdered sugar just until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in 2 tablespoons lemon curd.
Spoon half of the mousse into a dessert cup. Top with 1 tablespoon lemon curd, 1 crumbled shortbread cookie and fresh raspberries. Repeat with remaining mousse.
9 thoughts on “Lemon Mousse Dessert Cups”
light, refreshing, delicious, and basically perfect!
Thank you very much!
Where do you add the powdered sugar?
Thank you for catching my mistake. I fixed the recipe card.
I appreciate you getting back to me right away. I’m making this recipe for dinner tonight lol
Seriously I could eat the entire batch in ONE sitting!!
Oh I did, LOL!! Thanks Dorothy!! 🙂
Oh man….I LOVE lemon desserts! I had the biggest craving for them when I was preggo and still do to this day! So I will be adding this dessert to my spring baking list!
I keep my cravings after being pregnant too! I love anything lemon these days since it is starting to warm up outside! Thanks Meg!!! 🙂