Easy Passion fruit Mousse Recipe (Mousse de Maracujá)
This easy passion fruit mousse recipe (mousse de maracujá) is so creamy and refreshing, with just the right amount of sweetness. It’s made with only 3 ingredients: sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, and frozen passion fruit juice. You will love every spoonful of this summer dessert!
Servings 6 ramekins
Cost $ 0.75 per person
FOR THE PASSION FRUIT MOUSSE
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk (one can)
- 1 1/3 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 1/3 cups frozen passion fruit pulp (SEE NOTE) thawed (measure after thawing the fruit pulp)
FOR THE PASSION FRUIT COULIS (OPTIONAL)
- 1/2 cup frozen passion fruit pulp thawed (measure after thawing the fruit pulp)
- 1 passion fruit (remove pulp from the fruit itself with seeds to add to the coulis)
- 2 tbsp sugar
Blend together sweetened condensed milk, heavy whipping cream, and thawed frozen passion fruit pulp in a blender until creamy and thick, about 1 minute.
Pour mixture into ramekins, then cover them and refrigerate for at least 2 hours until the mousse is cold and set. Serve by itself, topped with berries, or with a coulis on top.
(OPTIONAL) Meanwhile, you can prepare the passion fruit coulis, if desired. To do this, stir 1/2 cup of the thawed passion fruit pulp, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and the pulp of one passion fruit in a small saucepan.
Cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, for about 8-10 minutes or until syrupy. Let cool at room temp, cover, and refrigerate to serve on top of the passion fruit mousse.
CALORIES: Nutrition facts don't include the calories for the coulis!
PASSION FRUIT PULP/JUICE: You may use this frozen passion fruit pulp which is also available in-store at Walmart and Target (in the freezer aisle). Or you can use a passion fruit juice concentrate which is also available at Latin markets.
NOTE: If you prefer to make the mousse with the real pulp of the fresh fruit, make sure to beat it with a whisk or in the mixer (low speed) just enough to extract the juice. Then strain out the seeds and use the juice to make the dessert with the other 2 ingredients in the blender. Never extract the juice in the blender since the ground up seeds can make the mouse bitter.
Although our passion fruit mousse is delish all on its own, it is really nice with a few toppings, both for eye appeal and for added flavor and texture. Here are some wonderful topping ideas:
Make-Ahead and Storage
This is a perfect make-ahead dessert because the mousse refrigerates very well. Just be sure to cover the ramekins well with plastic wrap to prevent food contamination and to keep the mousse from drying out. Hold off on any toppings until you’re about to serve the mousse.
Store any leftover mousse in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, either covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container.
If you freeze the mousse, it will become like ICE CREAM.
Passion fruit coulis – the bright yellow syrup containing the fruit seeds adds both extra flavor and a contrasting texture (RECIPE ABOVE).
Whipped cream – a dollop of freshly whipped, lightly sweetened cream is a nice addition to a serving of mousse de maracujá. It balances out the sweetness, too!
Chocolate shavings or curls – grate a dark or white chocolate bar and sprinkle the shavings over top of the mousse, or use a vegetable peeler to make chocolate curls to place on top for a nice extra touch. In Brazil, it is very common to combine passion fruit and chocolate in the same dessert – in much the same way as peanut butter and chocolate are a beloved combo in America.
Fresh berries – top your mousse with fresh berries. Our favorites are sliced strawberries or raspberries.
Mint – add a fresh mint leaf to the top of your dessert for a pop of color.
Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 438mg | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 1348IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 224mg
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