Orange Mousse With Greek Yogurt #CookForJulia #SundaySupper

My Sunday Supper team  along with the rest of the world  is joining with PBS to celebrate Julia Child’s  100 birthday !  August 15, she would have turned 100. We celebrate this legendary culinary queen by cooking her fabulous recipes !! I flipped through her recipes and was instantly drawn to her Orange Mousse.  Perfect for a hot summer day ! I love that she uses fresh oranges and all natural ingredients. This is real mousse. Creamy, light, airy and  melt in mouth delish ! I substituted the whipping cream with greek yogurt. I am a huge fan of Greek yogurt and love  cooking with it.  It gave  the mousse a boost of calcium and tasted fabulous ! If you cannot get greek yogurt, just use regular heavy yogurt. I also used raw sugar to sweeten, but you can use agave nectar or stevia to sweeten if you want to make this diabetic friendly. Enjoy my ” Greek Yogurt ” version of Julia Child’s Orange Mousse !

 Close up !! Check out the creamy goodness !


 Family style !  Add some fruit !!



Orange Mousse with Greek Yogurt

Serves 6-8
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold


  • 6 Oranges
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/2 cup Raw brown sugar (or honey )
  • 6 Egg yolks
  • 6 Egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons Corn starch
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Orange Liqueur (( optional))


Squeeze juice from oranges. Add lemon juice and orange liqueur if using . This should equal 2 cups.
Beat egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl till mixture is pale yellow and forms a ribbon. Beat in cornstarch and the orange juice mixture.
Pour into sauce pan and stir over moderate heat with wooden spoon until mixture thickens. It should coat spoon but not come to a boil.
Beat egg white with a pinch of salt in a separate bowl till soft peaks are formed. Sprinkle in sugar and beat till stiff peaks are formed. Fold the egg whites into cooled orange mixture and chill for 10 -15 minutes in fridge.
Beat the cream until stiff and fold into chilled mousse. Set in small containers or large glass bowl. Cover and freeze for several hours or overnight.


My Sunday Supper team mates have created a storm of recipes courtesy of  Julia Child !! Check them out !

#CookForJulia Breakfast

Râpée Morvandelle by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings 

Croissants by Cookistry 

Eggs Baked in Ramekins (Oeufs en Cocotte à la crème)  by Cooking by the Seat of our Pants 

Cheese and Bacon Quiche by Tora’s Real Food

#CookForJulia Lunch

Tuna Salad Nicoise by Magnolia Days 

Potato and Onion Soup (Potage Parmentier) by Shockingly Delicious 

Blood Orange, Walnut, and Rocket Salad by Granny’s Down Home Southern Cooking 

Croque Monsieur by Webicurean

Spinach and Cream Cheese Pancakes by Happy Baking Days 

Julia’s Chicken Salad by My Trials in the Kitchen 

Pissaladière Niçoise (Onion Tart with Anchovies and Black Olives) by The Wimpy Vegetarian

Provencal Tomato Quiche by Are you hungry?

Quiche Lorraine  Spoon and Saucer 

#CookForJulia Dinner

Bouillabaisse by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen 

Boeuf Bourguignon by Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence

Orecchiette Con Broccoli Di Rape and Sausages by Doggie at the Dinner Table 

Boeuf Bourguignon by Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks

Veal Stew with Onions and Mushrooms with Baked Cucumbers and Boiled Potatoes (Blanquette de veau a l’ancienne with concombres au buerre) by Kimchi Mom

Salmon en Papillote by Girlichef

Poached salmon with cucumber sauce by Katherine Martinelli

Lobster Souffle and Deviled Chicken- Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends 

Roasted Chicken with Julia’s Mustard Marinade by The Meltaways

Wild Mushroom and Herb Stuffed Chicken- Mama Mommy Mom

Puree of White Beans with Garlic and Herbs (Brandade á la Soissonaise) Avocado Pesto

Julia’s Kunming Connection: Chinese Steampot Chicken- by My Kitchen and I

Poulet au Porto by Family Foodie 

#CookForJulia Sides

Hollondaise over Blanched Asparagus by The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Scalloped Potatoes with Milk, Cheese, and Garlic (Gratin Dauphinois) by Home Cooking Memories 

Ratatouille by Basic N Delicious 

French-style country pate by There and Back Again

White Bean Dip with Homemade Tortilla Chips Momma’s Meals

Oeufs à la Diable by What Smells So Good?

Soubise by The Weekend Gourmet

Ratatouille by Cupcakes and Kale Chips

#CookForJulia Desserts

Cream Cheese and Lemon Flan by Juanita’s Cocina

Strawberry Sherbert in Cooky Cups by Cravings of a Lunatic

Creme Brulee by Wine Everyday

Mousseline Au Chocolat by Small Wallet Big Appetite

Peach Tarte Tatin by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Cinnamon Toast Flan by Vintage Kitchen Notes

Dark Chocolate Crepes by Family Spice

Crepes Fines Sucrees by Mangoes and Chutney

Pommes Rosemarie:Apples Rosie  The Daily Dish Recipes

Espresso Soufflé by Chocolate Moosey

Best Ever Brownies by In the Kitchen with Audrey

Orange-Almond Jelly Roll Cake by Mrs. Mama Hen

Orange Spongecake Cupcakes by Mama’s Blissful Bites

Orange Mousse with Greek Yogurt by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz

Frozen Chocolate Mousse Pops by Big Bears Wife

Join us this week Around the Family Table for #SundaySupper!  That fun starts at 3pm EST with these fabulous recipes being showcased and ends with our #SundaySupper live chat at 7pm EST.  This is a #SundaySupper you don’t want to miss!


About Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

Registered Dietitian with a sweet tooth and a passion for eating healthy ( quite a combo) Nutrition Geek, Healthy Nut.........


  1. Beautiful mousse! I like the added fruit and the way you served it too. More than great for summer, this is something to make all year long.

    • Sunithi Selvaraj, RD says:

      I added the fruit to give it some color, but it tasted great and went with the tangy orange mousse ! Thanks !

  2. Greek yogurt is such a great substitution here and for so many other desserts. Love the orange flavoring, more summery!

  3. I came here to get my color fix and you didn’t disappoint! 😉

    • Sunithi Selvaraj, RD says:

      You know I make my recipes colorful just for folks like you right 😉 When I need a color fix …. I hop to your blog 🙂

  4. So beautiful, Sunithi! Wow! Got to try this!

  5. Oh, healthy, delicious, and perfect! I could eat this for breakfast or dessert. Lovely!

  6. Wow, I’ve never seen a “real” mousse with yogurt – I adore it!

  7. Huge Julia fan! I love the substitution you made, because I LOVE greek yogurt as well! Can’t wait to try it;)

    • Sunithi Selvaraj, RD says:

      Thanks ! Let me know how it turns out 🙂 Thinking you can maybe use coconut cream if you want to try a diary free option !

  8. What a beautiful dish! That seems like a dessert even a dieter can love. 🙂

  9. This sounds delicious and so much healthier than making it with whipping cream. How do you do it with the yogurt though…do you need to whip it as well? Does it actually form peaks?

    • Sunithi Selvaraj, RD says:

      When you add the yogurt it doesn’t peak, but you beat the egg whites well & they form peaks so I guess it gets beaten enough to be creamy 🙂

  10. I love your substitution for sugar with the agave nectar. Now that I am REALLY starting my diet, I’ll be looking for lots of substitutions!

  11. Sounds delicious and no too difficult to make!

    • Sunithi Selvaraj, RD says:

      Thanks ! I thought it was a lot of steps! More than am used to anyway ! BTW loved your bean dip !

  12. this looks so good and love the family style way of serving it

    • Sunithi Selvaraj, RD says:

      Yep, the family style is mt favorite too 🙂 Tasted great with all those berries & kids enjoyed sprinkling them on the mousse !

  13. Ooh this looks perfect and so refreshing for summer! AND I can make it here in Korea (never a guarantee, but always a bonus!) Thanks so much for sharing. Gotta try this out 🙂

  14. I love yogurt, i will try to make that in my kitchen now.


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