Healthy Mousse Recipes

Find healthy, delicious mousse recipes including chocolate, lemon and raspberry mousse, including gluten-free mousse recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Raspberry Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 4 stars 4
Chocolate mousse for 115 calories? Yes, please! This healthy dessert recipe is perfect for a special occasion or if you just need a sweet treat. For the fluffiest mousse, make as few gentle strokes with your spatula as possible to fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture in Step 5.
By Breana Killeen

Chilled Key Lime Mousse

Rating: 3.5 stars 2
This refreshing chilled Key lime mousse is a perfect union of cream and foam, tangy lime and soft sweet custard. The method is simple but a little unusual--you make a custard with fresh Key lime juice rather than milk or cream. Key limes, which are about the size of a Ping-Pong ball, are wonderfully fragrant and more acidic than regular limes. They are available all year at well-stocked supermarkets. If you can't find them, by all means use regular limes.
By Lori Longbotham

Red Chile-Spiked Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 4 stars 5
The idea of chile with chocolate still surprises most people, but the duo pairs beautifully in many chocolate desserts. In this silky, luxurious mousse the chile adds a light but bright accent.
By Cheryl & Bill Jamison

Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Rating: 5 stars 10
While pumpkin pie deserves respect as a Thanksgiving icon, it's fun to shake up tradition. Surprise your family and friends with a frozen pie this year--it just might become one of their holiday favorites. No need to let them know how easy it is.
By Kathy Farrell-Kingsley

Mango Mousse

Sit back and enjoy a serving of this fruity, tropical-inspired dessert. With only 97 calories, 17 grams of carbs and 2 grams of fat per serving, this double-mango mousse will fit deliciously into most diabetic meal plans.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Mini Dark Chocolate-Mocha Mousses

Whip this decadent chocolate mousse dessert up in under 30 minutes, then allow to chill for 2 hours.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Triple Chocolate-Hazelnut Frozen Mousse

For a rich, nutty dessert, try this triple-chocolate frozen mousse.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Frozen Raspberry Mousse

Pamper your guests with this pretty, elegant dessert--no one will ever guess that it easily conforms to any healthy weight-loss regime. A fluffy meringue creates a sublime texture, while just a little real whipped cream delivers velvety richness. Straining the raspberries is a labor of love (consider delegating this task), but all the work is done well ahead and the results are absolutely worth the effort, guaranteed.
By Susanne A. Davis

Creamy Lime Mousse

Thanks to the light sour cream and light dessert topping used in this citrus dessert recipe, the end result tastes rich and creamy but has only 85 calories and 5 grams of fat per serving.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Lemon Mousse

This ethereal citrus dessert is a lighter version of classic lemon mousse. Serve with a fresh berry sauce for a special treat.
By Patsy Jamieson

Lemon Mousse-Topped Gingersnaps

Store-bought gingersnap cookies serve as crusts for these scrumptious, low-calorie, lemon mousse bites.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Apricot Mousse Cake

Here we layer sponge cake with apricot mousse for a beautiful presentation.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Inspiration and Ideas

Ginger Pumpkin Mousse
This light, holiday-spiced dessert is like a crustless pumpkin pie. Gingersnaps top it off.
Apricot Amaretti Mousse
Apricot puree flavors this healthy mousse; crumbled amaretti cookies are a nice textural contrast.
Chocolate Mousse

Our mousse reformation, with only 248 calories and 6 grams of fat per serving, as compared to 485 calories and 40 grams of fat in the original recipe, doesn't require a warning from the Surgeon General.