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Looking for an easy dessert to make for the upcoming Holi festival? Try out Thandai Mousse - light, smooth and melt in the mouth kind of dessert.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Indian dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1 cup fresh milk
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 6 tbsp chia seed powder
  • 2 - 2½ tsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp Thandai Spice Powder

For Topping:

  • 2-3 tbsp chopped nuts
  • few strands of saffron optional
  • Or add fresh fruit.


  • Add powdered sugar to the whipping cream and whip it till it forms soft peaks.
  • Add milk, thandai spice powder and chia seed powder.
  • Whip again for a few seconds.
  • Pour the mixture into serving bowls or glasses.
  • Let it chill overnight or for 3-4 hours in the fridge.
  • Serve chilled topped with chopped nuts, saffron, or fresh fruits.


  • Want to use agar agar, then you need to heat ½ cup milk and add 2 tsp agar agar powder. Mix well, add to the cold milk. Add the milk to the whipped cream.
  • Replace sugar with honey, maple syrup or stevia. Add according to your taste.
  • For Homemade Thandai Spice Powder, click on the name or search on my blog.
  • For parties, you can set the mousse in small glasses or cups. You'll be able to make 6 -7 following the above recipe.
Keyword Holi special thandai mousse, thandai mousse