If You Give A Mousse A Mango . . .

it will want a little lime to go with it.


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.


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

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!


  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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