Published Jul 17th
Citrus Mousse
Prep 15m Cook - Additional - Ready In 15m
Servings 8 servings Calories 419.9

This is fast and elegant–everyone always thinks it must be a complicated recipe but it’s shamefully simple. I don’t know why, but I always confess after serving it that it only took a few minutes to make. Either pour it into one bowl or individual serving dishes, and garnish with fresh fruit, such as strawberries or mandarin slices. Try it with pineapple or lime juice in place of the grapefruit, if you like!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 (12 ounce) containers frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup grapefruit juice
  • 1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large bowl, beat together whipped topping and condensed milk. Gradually beat in lemon and grapefruit juices, until evenly blended.
  2. 2 Pour the mousse into one bowl or divide it into individual serving dishes. Garnish with fruit, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 419.9
  • Carbohydrate 53.1 g
  • Cholesterol 16.7 mg
  • Fat 18.3 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 4.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 16.7 g
  • Sodium 65.2 mg
  • Sugar 41 g

Chef's Notes

This recipe makes enough for 8 to 12 servings. You may add more lemon juice if you prefer a tart taste.


  1. I loved this recipe i made this mousse twice however i changed it a bit both times. The first time i added 1/4 cup extra lemon juice going by another member's review (i replaced the grapefruit with lemon juice) and added about 2 1/2 teaspoons of gelatine as i found it very runny. I suppose - Read more ...
  2. this was amazing! i didn't have grapefruit juice so i used pineapple juice instead. very yummy! a nice little tart treat!
  3. Ehhh.... This was just OK for us. I only used the one carton of cool whip as suggested & I did add a bit more of the juice (I used a sweet ruby red grapefruit juice). I also cut back on the sweetened condensed milk (I used fat free) but it was still too sweet. - Read more ...
  4. I loved this sweet (almost too sweet!) yet tangy mousse. I added finely diced pineapple to give it some texture and bring down the sweetness a bit. After I started adding the diced pineapple I started getting requests for the recipe.
  5. This is what I expected we have a similar recipe that we've been making for years but it uses whipping cream instead of the cool whip. I've been wondering if there was a way to make it less I tried this recipe using fat free sweetened condensed milk and fat free cool whip. I - Read more ...
  6. I'm giving this a five because I after I modified it it was great and all my guests loved it. I suggest 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1 cup orange juice. It kind of tastes like those orange push-up pops. I've served it with fruit and all by itself and people love it both ways. - Read more ...
  7. This was pretty good after a few adjustments. From the beginning I knew I didn't want to make the whole recipe so I bought only one tub of cool whip. Also I didn't want to buy grapefruit juice (who could drink a whole container of grapefruit juice yuck) so I used a combination of lemon - Read more ...
  8. I loved this I added more greapfrute juice then it says and I used fresh squeezed fruit juices. I love the texture and flavor it made me feel like I was eating heaven
  9. I thought this was great!! I used two cans of condensed milk and a cup of key lime juice and called it key lime mousse. I took it to a luncheon and got rave reviews and requests for the recipe.