Orange Mousse Recipe

Cheryl Cirelli
orange mousse

Ingredients for Orange Mousse Recipe

  • 3 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • Orange slices for garnish


  1. Begin by heating milk in a large pan over medium heat until you see bubbles forming around the edge of the pan. Be careful not to boil.
  2. Add butter and allow it to melt completely into milk mixture.
  3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat eggs, egg whites, cornstarch, and sugar.
  4. Beat mixture until light and fluffy.
  5. Add orange juice and rind.
  6. Add in 1 cup of the hot milk and butter to the egg mixture and beat on a slow speed.
  7. Whisk the mixture into the remaining milk.
  8. Bring all to a boil and be sure to whisk until it is thick. This takes about 2 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and set aside.
  10. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  11. Pour mousse into a bowl.
  12. Cover and chill until cold, for about 2 hours.
  13. Gently fold in the whipped topping.
  14. Place mousse into individual serving dishes and garnish with a slice of orange.
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Orange Mousse Recipe