Orange Mousse


Indulge your senses in the decadent world of our creamy, festive, and utterly delightful Orange Mousse Extravaganza. This sensational dessert is not only a feast for the taste buds but also a spectacle for the eyes, making it the perfect show-stopping finale to any meal. Let’s delve into the magic of creating these mesmerizing Orange Mousse Cups that are not just a dessert; they are an experience.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

Prepare to be enchanted by the simplicity and elegance of our Orange Mousse Cups. This 4-ingredient wonder is a testament to the brilliance of uncomplicated yet exquisite desserts. We adore this recipe for its ease of preparation, stunning presentation, and the ability to be made entirely ahead of time. Whether you’re hosting a grand dinner party, celebrating the holidays, or marking a special occasion, these Orange Mousse Cups are your ticket to dessert nirvana.

What Exactly is a Mousse?

Before we embark on our culinary journey, let’s uncover the magic behind the term “mousse.” Originating from the French word “mousse,” meaning “foam,” a mousse is revered for its ethereal and airy texture. This delectable creation involves the delicate folding of a whipped element, typically either whipped cream or whipped egg whites, into a flavorful base. It’s the dance of textures that gives the mousse its distinct charm, making it a favorite among dessert enthusiasts.

Ingredients Needed:

For the Orange Mousse:

Caster sugar or superfine granulated sugar

Large eggs (pasteurized), separated into yolks and whites

Fresh oranges for juice and zest

Gelatine powder (or gelatine sheets as a substitute)

For the Orange Whipped Cream (optional):

Thickened/Heavy Cream (with at least 30% fat content)

Icing or Powdered Sugar

More Orange Zest for an extra citrus kick

How To Make:


Step 1: Cooking the Juice & Yolk Mixture

Gather your ingredients and prepare them meticulously: zest and juice the oranges, separate the eggs, and rehydrate the gelatine powder in cold water.

Combine egg yolks and half of the caster sugar in a saucepan. Whisk until a harmonious union is achieved.

Introduce the orange juice, whisking until a smooth melody plays across your taste buds.

Gently cook on low heat, stirring continuously until the mixture thickens, ensuring it doesn’t reach a boiling crescendo.

Use a kitchen thermometer to hit the sweet spot between 82 and 84 degrees Celsius, achieving the perfect harmony between cooked and uncurdled eggs.

Step 2: Adding the Gelatine and Zest

Rehydrate the gelatine powder if not done already, creating a symphonic paste ready to join the ensemble.

Strain the mixture into a bowl, adding the gelatine paste and orange zest, creating a crescendo of citrus notes.

Chill the bowl, allowing the symphony to cool for 30 minutes to an hour, ensuring the temperature is just right – not too hot, not too cold.

Step 3: Folding in the Whipped Egg Whites

Whip the egg whites to a crescendo in a clean bowl, reaching stiff peaks that hold their shape like a musical note.

Gently incorporate a quarter of the whipped egg whites into the cooled yolk mixture, setting the stage for the grand finale.

With a graceful hand, fold in the remaining egg whites, creating a harmonious composition.

The texture at this stage resembles a delicate custard, setting the groundwork for the mousse’s transformation in the fridge.

Step 4: Setting the Stage for Grandeur

Pour the divine mixture into serving vessels and let it rest in the fridge for at least 3 to 4 hours, preferably overnight.

Optionally, adorn the mousse with an orange whipped cream topping, adding a flourish to your culinary symphony.


Using gelatine sheets: In case powder is elusive, embrace gelatine sheets. Soak and drain them for 10 minutes, and they will harmonize seamlessly with the ensemble.

Skipping gelatine: While you can opt-out, the gelatine plays a vital role in achieving the mousse’s ethereal consistency.

Storing & Freezing: These Orange Mousse Cups are stars that shine brightest when refrigerated. For optimal delight, consume within 24 hours and add the whipped cream topping shortly before serving.

Orange Mousse

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Delight your guests with the simplicity and elegance of these Orange Mousse Cups, a dessert that’s a breeze to prepare yet leaves a lasting impression. Here’s your ticket to a quick, delightful creation.


  • 3 large Eggs (pasteurized)

  • 80g Caster Sugar (divided)

  • 180ml Orange Juice (approximately 3 large oranges)

  • 3/4 teaspoon Gelatine Powder (+ 1 tablespoon cold water)

  • 2 teaspoons Orange Zest

  • Optional Orange Whipped Cream:
  • 120ml Thickened/Heavy Cream (min. 30% fat content)

  • 20g Icing Sugar

  • 1 teaspoon Orange Zest


  • Prepare the ingredients meticulously: zest and juice the oranges, and separate the egg yolks from the whites. Rehydrate the gelatine powder.
  • Whisk egg yolks and half of the caster sugar in a saucepan, adding and mixing in the orange juice until smooth.
  • Cook on low heat for 5 to 10 minutes, ensuring the mixture slightly thickens without boiling.
  • Strain the mixture into a bowl, add gelatine paste and orange zest, and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Whip egg whites to stiff peaks, gently folding them into the cooled yolk mixture.
  • Pour into serving cups and refrigerate for at least 3 to 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Optional Whipped Cream:
    Whip cold cream with sifted icing sugar until stiff peaks form.
    Gently fold in orange zest.
    Top the chilled mousse with a generous dollop of whipped cream or use a piping bag for an extra touch.
    Finish with a small slice of fresh orange and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.


  • Gelatine sheets can be used as a substitute (1 1/2 sheets, platinum strength).
  • Exact cooking time may vary; use a thermometer for precision.
  • Gelatine sets below 40 degrees Celsius, so monitor chilling time.
  • A gentle whisk helps integrate a bit of egg whites without compromising the texture.
  • The mousse will resemble custard initially but transforms as it sets.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 278kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Calcium: 49mg
  • Iron: 1mg

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