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Vanilla Mousse

10 mins

1 cup

What you are creating

Vanilla mousse, a dessert cherished for its light, airy texture and rich flavor, traces its origins back to France, the culinary heartland known for its exquisite patisserie and innovative dessert creations. The term "mousse" in French means "foam," aptly describing the dessert's fluffy consistency. This delightful treat is a variation of the classic French mousse, which was initially made with chocolate. The vanilla variant emerged as chefs began experimenting with different flavors, incorporating vanilla bean or extract to impart a delicate, aromatic essence that has since become a favorite around the globe. Vanilla mousse embodies the essence of French dessert-making artistry, combining simple ingredients like cream and vanilla to create a dessert that is both elegant and universally appealing. Its history is a testament to the creativity and refinement that defines French cuisine, making it a beloved classic in the repertoire of desserts.

Whether you are looking for a super quick dessert or an even quicker filling for cake, this recipe is super easy! It whips up in minutes and you can literally use any flavor to make it! Add fresh fruit and homemade whipped cream in layers for a quick trifle...seriously the combinations are endless. Enjoy!


  1. In a chilled mixer bowl whip pudding powder with heavy whipping cream using a whisk attachment until light and fluffy. Keep refrigerated.

Uses: This is great as a filling in cakes or in tart shells for a no bake dessert.

  • 1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream (milkfat between 36-40%)

  • 55 grams of instant vanilla powdered pudding mix

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