Mango mousse with passionfruit is pure summer, and super easy to prepare. Fresh mango, or frozen if not in season, mixed with rich coconut cream and then soft whipped cream folded through is about as simple as it gets.
Served with cubes of mango and fresh passionfruit pulp it’s a dessert that is worthy of serving for the holiday season.
Each year we look forward to the mango season which for us here in Australia is between September through to April. Our favourite mango variety is the Kensington Pride, or Bowen mango. These mangoes have an outstanding flavour, texture and colour and no stringy ‘bits’.
Their rich juicy flesh has a sweet tangy flavour and marries perfectly with fresh passionfruit.
Summer and Mangoes
Summer and mangoes go hand in hand. We love our mangoes and can’t wait to tuck into them. During our childhood our parents would drive by vans on the side of the road selling trays of mangoes and Mum and Dad would pull in to buy a tray of golden, pink blushed mangoes for us to devour.
In our younger days we would actually sit in the bath without our tops on to eat the mangoes. Mum was obviously onto the juicy mango juice dripping down on to our tops and creating a stain problem with the laundry! Parental forward thinking. LOL, but clever!
Fresh or Frozen Mango? – Both Work
We have to say that we have made this mousse with both fresh and frozen mango. We were very impressed with the frozen mango, bought at the supermarket and already cubed. It thaws beautifully and stays nice and firm once thawed for garnishing.
The brand we bought came from Peru and we can thoroughly recommend it for both flavour and colour. It was Woolworths branded Frozen Fresh Mango and it was great in both flavour, and colour. Not to mention extremely economical and a brilliant time saver in making this delicious mousse!
Mangoes grow just north of us and their arrival at the markets truly heralds summer.
If you’ve never used leaf gelatine before it’s easy to use. Leaf gelatine comes in different strengths depending on what you are making. There are different ‘bloom’ strengths being titanium, bronze, silver, gold and platinum.
This mango mousse with passionfruit recipe uses gold strength. This leaf strength is perfect for setting the mousse resulting in a soft, creamy mousse.
You need to soak the gelatine leaves in fridge cold water, or add a few cubes of ice to tap water. Pop the leaves into the water one by one and leave them for 5-6 minutes to soften.
Once they’re soft gently squeeze the leaves and add them to the warm sugar syrup and mix until the gelatine is incorporated.
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This sublime mousse is velvety, creamy and super easy to make.
- 50 ml (1 3/4 fluid ounces) water
- 100g (3 1/2 ounces) caster sugar
- 3 1/2 leaves gold strength gelatine leaves or 1 1/2 leaves of titanium strength gelatine
- 100ml (3 1/2 fluid ounces) coconut cream
- 200ml (7 fluid ounces) mango puree
- 200ml (7 fluid ounce) cream
- extra mango and passionfruit pulp to serve
- bring water and sugar to the boil and stir to dissolve sugar then remove from heat and set aside
- soak gelatine leaves in fridge cold water (or add a few ice cubes to the water) until soft (around 5 minutes) - see gelatine notes above, especially if you've never used sheet gelatine before
- gently squeeze the gelatine leaves and add to the warm sugar syrup and stir until dissolved
- pour the coconut cream in a medium bowl and add the sugar syrup and gelatine mix and stir till combined
- add mango puree and mix together
- whip the cream till soft peak stage and gently fold through the mixture until combined
- pour into serving dishes (we poured the mixture into a jug and then poured into our serving glasses so as not to get any mixture on the sides of the glass)
- cover each container with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours, or overnight
- remover containers from the refrigerator just before serving
- decorate the top with mango cubes and passionfruit pulp
- serve and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving Calories 80Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 8mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 13gProtein 1g
Nutritional information provided here is only intended as a guide.