Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)
Stephanie is the Head Recipe Tester of Food52.
If the cream is whipped, you will need heavy cream. Half and half doesn't have enough fat to incorporate air and become thick and airy like heavy cream.
It depends on the recipe. If you're supposed to whip the heavy cream and fold it in, well half and half won't whip, so you'll end up with floppy mousse: still yummy I'm sure, but texturally off. If you're looking for a decadent mousse experiment, to my mind, you can't go wrong with the "genius recipe" for Herve This's mousse on this site.
Please enter a valid email address.
Well played. You deserve a cookie.
Perfect for satisfying sandwiches or sweet treats.
An Easy, Rustic Flatbread
Welcome Spring Produce with 12 Bright, Fresh Dishes
The Greatest Hits
Should You Wash Your Chicken?
Dryer Balls—for the Fluffiest Laundry
Captcha must be verfied
Already have an account?
Don't have an account?
Please check your email for instructions on how to reset your password
Successfully logged out
Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.
(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)
Thanks! We'll email you when it's available again.