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Lemony White Chocolate Mousse

Course Dessert
Cuisine quick 'n easy style
Author Christina Lakey


  • 4 ounces good-quality white chocolate Ghirardelli, Lindt
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 - 1 medium lemon
  • 2 tablespoons melted chocolate chips or hot fudge optional
  • Handful of fresh berries can also use frozen


  1. In a double-boiler, combine white chocolate and 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream. Set over simmering water, and stir until melted and mixture is smooth.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes, or until mostly cooled (important step!)
  3. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and lemon juice.
  4. In another bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form.
  5. Stir sour cream mixture into melted chocolate mixture until combined.
  6. Gently fold in whipped cream into chocolate mixture in 3 additions to avoid deflating the cream.
  7. Pour mousse into four 4-ounce ramekins, and chill until set, about 2 hours.

To serve:

  1. If desired, streak with melted chocolate or hot fudge sauce.
  2. Garnish with fresh fruit and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Change it Up:
Instead of melted chocolate chips, garnish with hot fudge.
Dress it Up:
Add some fresh berries to the mousse. Rough chop a handful of blackberries or red raspberries. Gently fold in to prevent mousse from deflating.
Make this Dense Chocolate Mousse as well, and layer in ramekins or wineglasses.
Dress it Down:
Don't like lemon? Just eliminate it completely.