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Easy Mango Mousse

This mango mousse highlights the sweet taste of the tropical fruit. It’s creamy, light, and oh-so bright!

And it couldn’t be easier to whip up.

It requires just three ingredients and comes together in a snap – no cooking necessary!

Mango mousse in a glass garnished with diced ripe mangoes and mint leaves.
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Mango Mousse

When you hear “mousse,” chocolate often comes to mind.

But mango mousse brings something different to the table.

This bright dessert is like sunshine in a cup!

I love how it’s so light and airy, yet rich and creamy at the same time. It’s sweet, yet not overwhelmingly so.

And unlike mousse recipes requiring gelatin or eggs, this only needs three ingredients.

With ripe mangoes, whipping cream, and honey, you can get the job done.

The hardest part is waiting for it to chill in the fridge. But who’s to say you can’t sneak in a little taste test beforehand?

Cube cut ripe mangoes inside a blender pitcher with honey.

Ingredients

Like this delightful strawberry mousse recipe, you only need 3 key ingredients.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Mangoes – Start with ripe mangoes for that sweet, tropical flavor. You blend these into the mousse and also use slices for garnish.
  • Honey – I love using honey over sugar, so I won’t have to worry about a gritty mousse! Adjust according to how sweet your mangoes are and your taste preference.
  • Heavy whipping cream – This gives the mousse its light, airy texture. Whip it up until it forms stiff peaks.

How to Make Mango Mousse

Making mango mousse is as easy as it gets. Here’s how:

1. Blend the mango and honey. Puree the mango cubes and honey until smooth for a sweet base.

2. Whip the cream. Use an electric mixer to beat the cream until you see stiff peaks.

3. Fold in the puree. Carefully mix the mango puree into the whipped cream until they’re fully combined.

4. Chill before serving. Spoon the mousse into glasses and refrigerate to set.

5. Garnish and enjoy. Top each serving with fresh mango slices. Dig in!

Glass bowl with whipped cream and mango puree.

Serving Suggestions

Check out these serving ideas to elevate your mango mousse experience to the next level.

  • Top with whipped cream and mango. Garnish with whipped cream, fresh mango pieces, and a mint leaf for an elegant touch.
  • Mix and match toppings. Customize with berries, nuts, chocolate shavings, preserves, honey, the list goes on.
  • Create lovely layers. For a visually stunning dessert, layer mango purée and slices with mousse before chilling.
  • Serve with shortbread cookies. The buttery crunch of shortbread cookies complements the smooth, creamy texture of the mousse.
  • Serve over sponge cake. Place a dollop on a soft sponge cake to combine the airy mousse with cakey goodness.

Recipe Tips and Variations

Here are some tips and variations to perfect your mango mousse and tailor it to your taste.

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  • The colder, the better. For best results, the cream should be cold. Chilling the bowl and beaters helps, too.
  • Choose your mangoes wisely. They should be ripe for the best flavor and sweetness. If your mangoes are very sweet, you may need less honey.
  • No fresh mangoes? No problem. Frozen mangoes work well too.
  • Watch the whipping. Stop whipping when you reach firm peaks to avoid a grainy texture. You’re making mousse, not butter.
  • Be gentle! Mix the mango puree into the whipped cream gently to maintain a light texture.
  • Don’t skip chilling. Chill the mousse for at least 2 hours to firm it up.
  • Make it vegan. Swap out dairy cream for coconut cream to turn this into a vegan delight with a tropical twist.
  • Have fun with flavor variations. Blend in lemon or lime juice, coconut extract, saffron, or cardamom for different flavor profiles.
Creamy mango mousse in a glass garnished with sliced mangoes and mint leaves.

How to Store Mango Mousse

Mango mousse is best enjoyed on the same day. But if you have leftovers, here’s what to do:

To Store: Place the mousse in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days. However, it’s best to consume it within 2 days.

I don’t recommend freezing the mousse because the cream’s texture won’t hold up well after thawing.

However, you can freeze the mango puree on its own. When you’re ready, just mix it with freshly whipped cream and serve.

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Easy Mango Mousse

Course: DessertCuisine: French
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

2

hours
Calories

225

kcal

This easy mango mousse will be your new favorite treat! Made with mangoes, honey, and whipped cream, it’s a true delight for the palate!

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and cubed

  • 2 tablespoons honey or to taste

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • ripe mango slices, for serving

Instructions

  • Puree the mango cubes with honey in a blender until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Gently fold the mango puree until well combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into serving glasses. Chill for at least 2 hours, or until set.
  • Garnish with mango slices before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Choose ripe mangoes for the best flavor and sweetness. If your mangoes are very sweet, you may need less honey.
  • Ensure the cream is very cold before you start to whip it. Chill the bowl and beaters, as well
  • Store the mango mousse in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days. However, it’s best to consume within 2 days.
Mango Mousse

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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