Passion Fruit Mousse

Passion fruit mousse is a favorite in Brazilian desserts, known for its tangy and sweet flavor that leaves you wanting more. You only need a few simple ingredients—passion fruit pulp, sweet condensed milk, and heavy cream—to create this delightful treat. The best part is that it’s an easy recipe that doesn’t require eggs or gelatin.

Imagine impressing your guests with a light and creamy dessert that you whipped up with minimal effort. You just blend the ingredients, pour the mixture into bowls, and let it chill in the refrigerator. Serve it cold with a fresh passion fruit sauce, and you have a show-stopping dessert.

Whether you use fresh or frozen passion fruit pulp, the rich tropical flavor shines through. This no-bake recipe is perfect for any occasion, making it a must-try for your next dessert.

Preparation Steps

To make a perfect passion fruit mousse, you’ll blend key ingredients until smooth and creamy, then let it set for the right texture.

Mixing the Ingredients

Start by placing the passion fruit pulp and about ¼ cup of water in a blender. This helps break down the fibers and separate the seeds. Strain the mixture using a sieve to remove the seeds, leaving only the juice.

In a separate small bowl, mix gelatin with a couple of tablespoons of cold water to hydrate it. Let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens. Heat the gelatin in the microwave for about 30 seconds to melt it, ensuring it’s smooth.

Pour sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, the passion fruit juice, and melted gelatin into the blender. Blend for around 6-8 minutes. This helps incorporate air, making the mousse light and fluffy.

Setting the Mousse

Transfer the mixed mousse into small glasses or ramekins. The creamy texture should fill each container smoothly. Cover and place them in the refrigerator.

You need to refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours to make sure the mousse sets properly. This chilling time is crucial for achieving the desired texture and taste.

When ready to serve, you can garnish with fresh passion fruit pulp. This adds an extra burst of flavor and a lovely touch to the presentation. Make sure the mousse is firm and has a creamy consistency before serving.

Nutritional Profile and Serving Suggestions

Passion fruit mousse is a delightful dessert that’s both creamy and tart. Understanding its nutritional content and best ways to serve it can enhance your enjoyment while being mindful of dietary considerations.

Health Considerations

This dessert is relatively rich in calories, primarily from the heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk. A single serving can contain around 250 to 300 calories.

NutrientAmount per Serving
Protein3-4 grams
Fat15-20 grams
Saturated Fat10-12 grams
Cholesterol50-70 mg
Sodium60-80 mg
Carbohydrates25-30 grams
Potassium200-250 mg
Calcium100-150 mg
Iron0.5-1 mg
Vitamin C10-15 mg
Vitamin A300-500 IU

By being aware of these values, you can enjoy this treat occasionally without overindulging.

Presentation and Serving

Serve the mousse in elegant glasses or small bowls to create a visually appealing presentation. A dollop of whipped cream on top adds an extra layer of indulgence.

Consider garnishing with fresh mint leaves and passion fruit seeds for a touch of color and texture. Using fresh passion fruit pulp as a garnish also enhances the tangy flavor profile.

If you’re aiming to impress, layering the mousse with a passion fruit coulis can add a visually striking element. Serving the mousse chilled will ensure it maintains its creamy consistency.

These tips will help you present the dessert in a way that’s both attractive and delicious.

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