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Eggnog Mousse

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This light and airy Eggnog Mousse is a tasty dessert. The warm flavours of eggnog are transformed into a tasty treat for the holidays.


  • 500ml (2 cups) eggnog
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 15g (2 tbsp) cornflour
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) milk
  • 250ml (1 cup) heavy (double) cream
  • 25g (2 tbsp) caster sugar
  • 3 egg whites


  1. In a large pan over a medium-low heat, pour in the eggnog and bring up to heat until steam rises from the eggnog.
  2. Once the eggnog has reached the desired temperature, remove from the heat. Whisk through the egg yolks one at a time until they are fully incorporated and then return to the heat.
  3. Make a cornflour slurry, by whisking the cornflour and the milk together until it resembles a paste.
  4. Whisk the slurry into the eggnog and continue to whisk the eggnog until it thickens and starts to resemble a creme patissiere (thick custard).
  5. Once this is achieved remove from the heat and place the pan in cold water and continue to whisk until the mixture has cooled then set aside.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk the double cream until you achieve soft peaks and set aside.
  7. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until white and then fluffy. Continue whisking while adding the sugar a little at a time until fully whisked through. The egg whites should be thick enough for you to be able to turn the bowl upside down without the mixture falling out. Set this aside.
  8. Now to finish the mousse. Get your eggnog mixture, add the cream half at a time and fold through. Now do the same with the egg whites, be careful with the folding as you want to try to keep as much air in the mixture as possible.
  9. Portion out into the serving dishes of your choice and then place in the fridge for around 4 hours.
  10. To serve, sprinkle a dusting of cinnamon over the top. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: American

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