This mango mousse is pure sunshine in a cup, and made with only 3-ingredients! Each spoonful is bursting with mango flavor and has a light and creamy texture that just melts in your mouth. And, honestly, it might be the best mango dessert you can make for summer.
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THE BEST MANGO MOUSSE
When the warm weather hits, I always find myself craving light and refreshing desserts that make me feel like I'm on a tropical vacation.
And, this mango mousse recipe, well, it's just that.
It has just the right amount of sweetness, is packed with fruity creamy mango goodness, and is wonderfully rich and airy. Honestly, it's one of the best mango desserts.
Plus, it only takes 5 minutes to make this easy mango mousse, and it requires no cooking – perfect for when it's too hot to use the oven or stove.
Also, this is an excellent last-minute dessert option for parties and get-togethers. You can easily make a huge batch, and speaking from experience, it's always an instant hit with kids and adults!
Oh, and if you love mousse and want a chocolatey dessert, try making this pumpkin mousse and sugar free chocolate mousse next!
Why This Recipe Works
No bake. This mango mousse requires no cooking, so it's perfect for hot summer days.
Takes 5 minutes to make. It literally takes minutes to make, and then just has to chill in the fridge.
3 ingredients. You need just three ingredients plus water to make this creamy mango mousse.
The best texture. This mousse is so creamy, light, and airy, and just has the best texture.
Again, you only need 3 ingredients to make this dreamy eggless mango mousse recipe a reality.
And if you don't have all of them on hand, pick up some extra because you'll want to make this recipe again very soon.
Anyways, here's what you'll need for this delicious mango mousse:
- 1 Cup mango puree (homemade or store-bought)
- 1 Cup heavy cream
- 1 Teaspoon agar agar powder or gelatin powder
- 2 Tablespoons water
Don't let the simplicity of this recipe fool you. You'd be surprised how just a handful of ingredients can turn into such an addictively delicious dessert.
And if you are using the agar agar powder, you can also use it to make this luxurious vegan creme brulee next!
MAKING THE MANGO PUREE FROM SCRATCH
Summer is the peak season for ripe fresh mangoes, so what better way to take full advantage than by making your own mango puree, am I right?
You can make it yourself at home by blending ripe fresh mangoes in a blender, food processor, or even an immersion blender. Just one large mango or two smaller mangoes should be enough to make a cup of mango puree.
To prepare your mango for the puree, slice it lengthwise on either side to remove the large seeds in the middle. Then gently cut the mango flesh into cubes, being careful not to slice through the skin.
Scoop out the mango cubes with a spoon and transfer them to your blender and blend up your mango cubes until you get a smooth mango puree.
With all that said, you can use store-bought mango puree, too, if that's what you have available. It'll come out wonderfully fruity and flavorful either way.
HOW TO MAKE MANGO MOUSSE
Honestly, this mango mousse recipe is practically effortless. It only takes about 5 minutes to make, then all you have to do is pop it in the fridge to chill and serve when ready.
And if you need more, you can easily double or triple the recipe to suit your needs.
Now, let's make some mango mousse!
STEP 1: PREPARING THE INGREDIENTS
Ok, so the first thing you'll want to do is dissolve the gelatin or agar agar powder in a medium-sized bowl with two tablespoons of hot water.
Then, add in the mango puree and mix until well-incorporated.
Next, pour your heavy whipping cream into a mixing bowl and add in your powdered sugar (if you're using it).
Whip the heavy cream with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes or until you get medium stiff peaks. The peaks should be able to hold their shape but still curl in slightly at the tip after you whip the cream.
STEP 2: CREATING THE MOUSSE
Now, gradually fold your mango-gelatin mixture into the whipped cream with a rubber spatula, working in three batches.
Then divide the mango mousse mixture into 4 serving glasses and let them chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
Once they're chilled, take them out and top them with some fresh cubed mango and dried coconut flakes.
Tips To Make The Best Recipe
- Do not overwhip the heavy cream. Just beat it until medium peaks form.
- Add powdered sugar or maple syrup to the heavy cream mixture for a sweeter flavor.
- Gently fold the mango puree into the heavy cream mix for the best texture. Doing it in a few batches works best.
- Cover the jars with plastic wrap while the mousse is refrigerating.
HOW TO STORE MANGO MOUSSE
Your eggless mango mousse is best enjoyed the day you make it or the day after, so you can prepare the mousse a few hours before you plan to serve it or let it chill overnight.
But if you don't finish all of it, the mousse will stay good in the fridge for up to 3 days - the texture will just be slightly altered. To store, cover the top of the individual serving glasses tightly with plastic wrap and place them in the fridge.
Oh, and I do not recommend storing them in the freezer because the cold temperature will cause some of the liquids in the mousse to separate.
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Mango Mousse | The Best Mango Mousse Recipe
This mango mousse is pure sunshine in a cup, made with only 3-ingredients! Each spoonful is bursting with mango flavor and has a light and creamy texture that melts in your mouth. It might be the best mango dessert you can make and is just in time for summer.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 2 hours
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: Mousse
1 Cup mango puree (homemade or store-bought)
1 Cup heavy cream
1 Teaspoon agar agar powder or gelatin powder
2 Tablespoons water
- Dissolve gelatine in hot water. Add to the mango puree and mix well.
- Whip heavy cream with an electric mixer until medium peaks - about 3 minutes. And if you want to sweeten it up more, add in a little powdered sugar with the heavy cream.
- Fold mango-gelatin mixture into the whipped heavy cream in 3 batches.
- Transfer into serving glasses and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
- Serve with cubed mango and coconut flakes on top.
The scale up function does not change the gram measurement.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 209.25
- Fat: 18
- Carbohydrates: 7
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 0.25
This was delicious! Super refreshing! My kids loved it. Such a healthier dessert to give them over ice cream. Thanks!
This was super good! Loved the flavor and texture!
Mangos are my favorite fruit and this was heavenly! I love everything about this recipe.
So refreshing and delicious!!
Such a great summertime treat.
My kids loved this. And they loved making it with me too.
Super good! Love this as a healthy, refreshing dessert I can make for me and my kids.
Very easy and tasted great!
My kids loved this!!!
So good on a hot day.
I love that mangoes are basically the only ingredient in this. Such a delicious healthy, guilt free dessert!!
Loved how quick this was to make and it is such a treat!!
Wow this was amazing!!
Amazing! I LOVE IT!
I been looking for something like this for years
This is just a heavenly low carb !
Can you please make a “keto mango mouse cheese cake” one now? 🙌🏻😋
So happy you like it! 🙂 Possibly in the future that would delicious!
So yum wow
Amazing mousse wow yum!
Wow this was delish!!!
Top notch mango dessert.
This really hit the spot today. It was hot out and this was super refreshing.
Perfect for hot days.
The best mango mousse we’ve made.
Huge fan of this mousse and my kids like it too
We're always looking for fruity desserts to make this time of year and came across this one. Gave it a try and me and my kids loved it!! Recommend it to anyone looking for a refreshing and light dessert.
Everything about this is wonderful. Thanks for the recipe guys!!