An Easy Fluffy Mousseline Sauce

Mousseline sauce is an elegant, fluffy, and light version of the classic Hollandaise sauce.  The fluffiness and lightness of a mousseline sauce is a result of a generous amount of whipped cream that is carefully folded into the Hollandaise.

hollandaise vs mousseline

Dishes to serve with mousseline sauce

Generally, it is served with delicate fish or seafood, but fine meat and poultry can be served as key ingredients with this sauce. Eggs also pair very well with this light textured mousseline sauce, think of Eggs Bénédict. Last but not least, asparagus are lifted to the next level when served with this delicious sauce.

Always make this sauce just before serving for best flavours and texture.

Related: How to make clarified butter

hollandaise vs mousseline

Mousseline Sauce

Mousseline sauce is an elegant, fluffy, and light version of the classic Hollandaise sauce.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course sauces
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people
Calories 511 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)


For the Hollandaise sauce

For the Mousseline sauce


Make the hollandaise sauce

  • Whisk the egg yolks and white wine together over a bain-marie to make a sabayon. Whisk continually until the mixture doubles in size and into a pale-yellow colour.
    mix eggs with wine
  • Add the melted clarified butter to the egg mixture and whisk until all ingredients are well combined.
    add clarified butter
  • Season to taste with lemon juice, salt, pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Make the Mousseline sauce

  • Whip the cream to obtain soft peaks.
  • Fold the whipped cream gently into the Hollandaise sauce with the use of a rubber spatula. Adjust the seasoning and serve immediately.
    finishing mousseline sauce

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 511kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 55gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 4mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 179IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword eggs, hollandaise, mousseline
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Highlights of mousseline

Mousseline sauce is dainty and airy making it perfect for lighter flavoured foods.

And whilst many people think the sauce might be sweet with the addition of whipped cream, it is meant to be served on savoury dishes. In fact, it is not sweet, at all.

Indeed, a properly prepared mousseline is both an elegant and luxurious sauce.

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