Vanilla Mousse Recipe

Cheryl Cirelli
Vanilla mousse with strawberries

Ingredients for Vanilla Mousse Recipe

  • 3 pasteurized eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Fruit for garnish


  1. Begin by separating the egg whites from the yolks. Place each into separate bowls.
  2. Whisk together egg yolks, melted butter, and sugar.
  3. Add vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk whipping cream until it forms soft peaks. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar to cream and set aside.
  5. In another bowl, whisk egg whites until they form soft peaks, and then add 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  6. Gently fold the whipped cream to the egg yolk mixture.
  7. Fold the beaten egg whites in to the above mixture.
  8. Pour the vanilla mousse into serving bowls then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until well chilled and set.
  9. Mousse can be garnished with fresh fruit, such as blueberries or strawberries.
Vanilla Mousse Recipe