No Refined Sugar

Lemon Mousse

with Grapefruit
Average: 4.6 (7 votes)
(7 votes)
Lemon Mousse

Lemon Mousse - Sour is just as addictive as sweet—especially in this light, airy dream of a dessert!

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Health Score:
5,8 / 10
25 min.
ready in 3 h. 5 min.
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Nutritional values

Vitamin C can hardly be packed more refined in a dessert! With their high vitamin C content, citrus fruits such as lemon and grapefruit strengthen the body's defences. In addition, the water-soluble vitamin protects our cells from free radicals, which can be caused by stress, smoking or certain eating habits. In this case, one portion of lemon mousse covers more than half the daily requirement!

The airy mousse also goes perfectly with pomelo! If you would like to prepare the dessert for vegetarian guests, you can also use agar-agar instead of gelatine.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie267 kcal(13 %)
Protein9 g(9 %)
Fat8 g(7 %)
Carbohydrates36 g(24 %)
Sugar added19 g(76 %)
Roughage2.5 g(8 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.3 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E0.5 mg(4 %)
Vitamin K7 μg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin2.1 mg(18 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate39 μg(13 %)
Pantothenic acid0.6 mg(10 %)
Biotin7.4 μg(16 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.5 μg(17 %)
Vitamin C59 mg(62 %)
Potassium404 mg(10 %)
Calcium184 mg(18 %)
Magnesium35 mg(12 %)
Iron0.6 mg(4 %)
Iodine12 μg(6 %)
Zinc0.6 mg(8 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.6 g
Uric acid24 mg
Cholesterol23 mg
Complete sugar39 g
Development of this recipe:


1 lemon
4 sheets white gelatin
11 ozs Yogurt (low-fat)
½ cup Whipped cream
3 ozs cane sugar
2 eggs
2 pink Grapefruit
2 Tbsps Amaretto (or orange juice)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 3 Bowls, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Fine grater, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Hand mixer

Preparation steps

Lemon Mousse preparation step 1

Rinse the lemon in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate the zest. Squeeze out the lemon juice. Measure 1/4 cup of juice.

Lemon Mousse preparation step 2

Soak the gelatin in the lemon juice in a small pot until softened, about 10 minutes.

Lemon Mousse preparation step 3

Mix together the yogurt and lemon zest.

Lemon Mousse preparation step 4

Heat the gelatin-juice mixture over medium heat until dissolved, stirring (do not let boil). Stir 3 tablespoons yogurt into the gelatin,  then stir the gelatin-yogurt mixture into the remaining yogurt.

Lemon Mousse preparation step 5

Beat the whipping cream with 2 tablespoons sugar until stiff peaks form.

Lemon Mousse preparation step 6

Separate the eggs (reserve yolks for another use). Sprinkle egg whites with 1 tablespoon sugar and, using a clean mixer, beat until stiff peaks form.

Lemon Mousse preparation step 7

When the yogurt starts to solidify, fold in the beaten egg whites until combined. Refrigerate until set, 2-3 hours.

Lemon Mousse preparation step 8

Peel the grapefruit, following the curve of the fruit.

Lemon Mousse preparation step 9

Separate grapefruit segments and toss with the remaining sugar and Amaretto in a bowl. Transfer fruit to plates. Using a warm spoon, scoop lemon mousse and serve on the grapefruit segments.