If You Give A Mousse A Mango . . .

it will want a little lime to go with it.

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I have never made mousse before, so I wasn’t sure if I would have an entry to Helen’s Hay Hay! It’s Donna Day mousse making event but I really like a challenge and I love Donna Hay. I looked at several recipes and printed off a strawberry mousse recipe. But a funny thing happened on the way to the fridge . . . I saw that Deborah had made strawberry mousse and I just HAD to be different.

When I’ve looked at mousse recipes, they seem to have three parts — wonderfully light and fluffy whipping cream, either slightly cooked egg or gelatin for stabilizing/stiffening effect, and chocolate , fruit, cheese or other flavor. So I used Donna’s strawberry recipe as my basic structure.

Mango Lime Mousse

3 small ripe mangos, chopped
zest of half a lime
1 c. sugar
1 T. water

1 t. gelatine (Knox gelatine powder)

2 c. thick cream, whippped

In a medium saucepan, combine mango, zest, sugar and water. Cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until the mango is soft and syrupy.

Process the mango mixture and gelatine in a blender until smooth. Set aside to cool. Fold through the cream.

Refrigerate for 30 min or until set.

Makes six wine glass servings.

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I’m having some ladies over tomorrow evening and I may try out a couple other flavors also!

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12 Responses

  1. Oh my, what a fun showy dessert! I’m imagining now a rainbow of different colors and flavors to choose from. If one has to deviate from chocolate, this looks like a good way to do it!

    Barb

  2. I was considering doing a mango mousse, but my mango wasn’t ripe and I was impatient! I need to make another one with lots of mango…

  3. What a beautiful looking mousse! I need to get on this or I’ll miss the event AGAIN!

  4. Using the lime to go with the mango is an excellent idea.

  5. What a beautiful glass…I would slurp it right up! love mangoes and lime together.

  6. Barb: I wasn’t sure how many ladies were coming for Ladies’ Night Out but I did get a start on the rainbow — I made strawberry and strawberry-banana mousse. I want to try making pistachio — it’s the one kind of pudding mix I like and I think it would be great as a fluffy mousse . . . and I think it would make a great flower filling. I think if I get obsessed by mousse and try a bunch of different flavors I could find a few testers willing to help me out! 😉

    Brilynn: It’s definitely worth making.

    Kristen: Can’t wait to see what you make — these events are such a fun, addictive part of having a food blog! 😀

    Margaret & Tartelette: Thanks! I love lime and mango together too. There weren’t any of the mango cups left after last night so I don’t think we’re alone in that! 🙂

    Crystal: I think you’re going to be out of luck on leftovers. Between people who took some home for their husbands, the Husband taking a few with him for kitchen remodeling at Pr. Jason’s, and the girls who were begging me to *please* let them have some, I think ‘leftovers’ is a mere fantasy!

  7. Well, yes…my hand is up and waving urgently. Pick me! Pick me! I’ll test your mousses! (Meese? Moosen? Mice?) Do post pictures if you get a chance!

  8. Wow that looks great. What an excellent combination. It sounds so clean and fruity.

  9. Mango mousse sounds so refreshing for a summer dessert. Thanks for joining HHDD.

  10. Oh noooooooooooooooo!!!!! Mango! My favorite fruit of all!! You make my mouth watering. Lovely! I wish I were there when you made it.

  11. Welcome to the wonderful world of mousse. Now that you’ve gotten started, the flavor combinations are endless. I love the mango though — bright, cheerful, and oh-so-spring!

  12. hello well i think this is a smoking idea love it :]]

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