Brazilian Cuisine Made Easy: Passion Fruit Mousse

Passion Fruit Need a vacation? With the constant demands of work, household duties, and family obligations, who doesn't? While you might not be able to pack your bags right this second, sending your taste buds on an ethnic adventure...

Passion Fruit
Passion Fruit

Need a vacation? With the constant demands of work, household duties, and family obligations, who doesn't? While you might not be able to pack your bags right this second, sending your taste buds on an ethnic adventure is the next best thing. This recipe for Passion Fruit Mousse will transport you to the Tropics, no plane ticket required. Plus, it whips up in a snap, leaving you plenty of time to kick your feet up and enjoy a tropical cocktail--even if it is just on your own couch.

Have you ever tasted a passion fruit? If not, this is the perfect recipe to try. Passion fruits are native to Brazil and are a staple in Brazilian Cuisine, along with other tropical fruits. They are small, purple fruits that somewhat resemble figs. The inside is full of juicy yellow seeds which taste like a mango crossed with a lemon. The flavors of the passion fruit work beautifully in Brazilian cuisine, which is known for its delicious balance of decadence and lightness.

So what are you waiting for? Break out the blender and find out just how easy it is to transport yourself to tropical dessert paradise.

Passion Fruit Mousse
Passion Fruit Mousse

Brazilian Passion Fruit Mousse

Ingredients:

  • 8 fresh passion fruits
  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 T sugar
  • 2 tsp plain gelatin
  • 1 T hot water

Directions

  1. Dissolve the gelatin powder in hot water. Set aside.
  2. To juice your passion fruits, break them in half over a small bowl and use your fingers to gently scoop out the insides. Strain through cheesecloth or a fine sieve. Reserve the juice and discard the seeds/pulp.
  3. Add the heavy whipping cream, sugar, and dissolved gelatin to a blender and whip until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in the condensed milk and passion fruit juice.
  4. Divide the mixture into individual dessert ramekins and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

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