Lemon lovers will love this delicious sweet and tangy lemon curd mousse recipe with crunchy crushed vanilla cookies!

Lemon Curd Mousse with candied lemon slice.

It is not surprising that I am sharing another recipe with lemon as I love lemon desserts.   I’ve talked about my love to lemon curd before.   I like its tangy flavor and smooth texture.  It is very easy to make a lemon mousse with lemon curd.  

You should make my homemade lemon curd which takes only 10 minutes to make and fold it into whipped cream.   And you have your mousse ready.   It’s that easy.

Lemon Curd Mousse in serving glasses on a floral mat.

You’ll need

  • Homemade Lemon Curd
  • Whipped Cream
  • Crunchy Vanilla Cookies
  • Candied Lemon Slices, optional

to make this delicious and easy lemon curd mousse recipe.

I want to present my lemon curd with candied lemon slices which are optional.  It gives a nice touch to this dessert.    As I like crunchy and soft texture together, I use my Easy Slice-and-Bake Vanilla Shortbread Cookie recipe.  

You don’t need to make these cookies as slice-and-bake for this recipe.  Just make the dough, flatten them and put them into the oven.  Crunchy cookies and soft lemon curd mousse make a nice combination.

Lemon Curd Mousse Recipe with a candied slice.

Steps of Making Lemon Curd Mousse:

First I make my lemon curd and let it cool.  While it is cooling, I make my vanilla cookies.  When my vanilla cookies are ready,  I take my homemade lemon curd from the fridge.   I whip the heavy cream with a mixer until it holds soft peaks.  My niece makes the rest with her little hands. 🙂

Whipped Cream

She folds lemon curd into heavy cream in 3-4 batches.

Folding the lemon curd into heavy cream.

We put 6 vanilla cookies in a plastic zip-lock bag and my niece crushes the cookies with a rolling pin to make small pieces.

Crushing the cookies with a rolling pin.

Then she puts 2 tablespoons of crushed cookies into each cup.  Later she adds almost 4 tablespoons of lemon curd mousse on top of the crushed cookies.  She adds crushed cookies again and puts almost 2,5 tablespoons of lemon curd mousse.

Placing crushed cookies and lemon curd mousse into the serving glass.

We put the candied lemon slices on top.  My niece wants to add some more crushed cookies.  So we add them on top and enjoy our delicious lemon mousse when cold enough!

Lemon Curd Mousse with Candied Lemon Slice in a Serving Glass

My other lemon recipes you may enjoy:
Lemon Curd Mousse Recipe
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This sweet and tangy lemon curd mousse recipe is delicious with crushed vanilla cookies!   Soft lemon mousse makes a nice combination with the crunchy cookies.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 4 med glasses, 8 small glasses
Calories: 357 kcal
Author: Pastry and Beyond
  • 1 recipe -380 g homemade lemon curd*
  • 235 g (1 cup) heavy cream, cold
  • ¼ recipe -125 g Easy Slice-and-Bake Vanilla Cookies**
  • 1 recipe Candied Lemon Slices***, optional
  1. Make the lemon curd and let it cool.  While it is cooling, make the vanilla cookies, and let them cool.  If you want to make candied lemon slices, you can start making them while vanilla cookies are baking.

  2. When the lemon curd is cool, whip the heavy cream with a hand-held mixer or with a stand mixer using a whisk attachment at medium speed for almost 3-4 minutes until it holds soft peaks.

  3. Gently fold lemon curd into the heavy cream in 3-4 batches.
  4. Put the cooled cookies in a plastic ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

  5. For medium sized serving glasses: Put 2 tablespoons of crushed cookies into the glasses, then cover the top of the cookies with approximately 4 tablespoons of lemon mousse. Later put 1 and ½ tablespoons of cookie crumbs on top of the lemon mousse. Then put 2 and ½ tablespoons of lemon mousse. You can decorate each glass with a candied lemon slice and sprinkle some crushed cookies on top of the mousse.  Keep in the fridge and serve cold.

Recipe Notes

*You can click here for the homemade lemon curd recipe.

**You can click here for the easy vanilla cookies recipe.

***You can click here for the candied lemon slices recipe.


The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.


Update Notes:  I originally shared this post on January 29, 2017.  I republish it today with new photos.  I keep step by step pictures the same.

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