Sun-Kissed Vanilla Mousse with Blueberries

vanilla mousse

When I was a kid, a local restaurant made the most wonderful chocolate mousse. I’d be so excited for dessert when we dined there, I could barely get through my meal. Who knew that many years later I would come up with my own version less the chocolate. Well, I did and I’m sharing it with all of you. It’s Sun-Kissed Vanilla Mousse with Blueberries. If cake was removed from the equation, this would be my absolute favorite dessert of all-time!

This recipe does not use raw eggs like many other recipes do because, quite frankly, consuming raw eggs can be dangerous. And the incorporation of instant pudding makes it a flash to prepare. You can make it ahead of time and keep it overnight. You can also mix things up and add your own flavorings (extracts) and choice of berries and other treats.

It’s a classic, fluffy dessert perfect for any summer occasion – formal or informal. Creamy, delicious, sun-kissed goodness! Enjoy!


Sun-Kissed Vanilla Mousse with Blueberries

Serves 8
Prep time 25 minutes
Meal type



  • 2 Packages vanilla instant pudding
  • milk (add according to pudding package directions)
  • 2 Cups heavy cream (or whipping cream)
  • 2 Teaspoons sugar (rounded)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups fresh blueberries
  • butter or shortbread cookies


Step 1
In medium bowl, stir pudding and milk. Set aside.
Step 2
Beat (medium) heavy cream, sugar and vanilla extract in chilled bowl until soft peaks form.
Step 3
Add approximately 1/4 of the whipped cream mixture to the pudding, gently folding it in.
Step 4
Fold the remaining whipped cream mixture into the pudding.
Step 5
Serve in small bowls or cocktail glasses topped with fresh blueberries.
Step 6
Garnish with cookies, if desired.

Posted on by Crystal in Food & Recipes

7 Responses to Sun-Kissed Vanilla Mousse with Blueberries

  1. Raquel @ Organized Island

    This mousse looks so refreshing and healthy! Joining in on the LOBS party. I was already following you on Twitter and FB,so now I am adding Pinterest and G+. Happy weekend!
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    • Crystal

      It’s great to “see” you, Raquel! The mousse is pretty healthy – definitely refreshing! I believe I’m following you across the board, but I’m going to check now. Thanks for linking up! 🙂

  2. thedoseofreality

    That looks completely delicious! 🙂 And pretty healthy, too so I am in!-Ashley
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  3. Holly

    Oh this looks good! Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing
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  4. Alexa (Kat Biggie)

    MMM we love blueberries at my house! This looks incredible! thanks for linking up with Pin It! Tuesday!
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  5. Jennifer @ PinkWhen

    MMMmmm!!! That looks AWESOME! I am all about blueberries!! 🙂
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  6. Robin

    This looks scrumptious! Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Fluster Buster’s Creative Muster Party! Looking forward to seeing what you’re going to link up next week.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster
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