Mango Mousse

June 26, 2012mayurisjikoni
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What is a Mousse?

I love making mango mousse whenever mangoes are in season. So what is a mousse? A mousse can be sweet or savory. Its soft food whereby air bubbles gives it a light and airy texture or can be creamy and fluffy. It all depends on the ingredients used. While I’ve not tasted any savory mousse so far but enjoy the sweet ones.

Basic Components of Mousse

The Base – using fruit puree, chocolate, cheese, yogurt, meat or fish.

The Binder – the binder can be whisked egg white, gelatin, agar agar or chia seeds.

The Aerator – usually whipped cream or egg whites are used.

The Flavoring – spices, herbs, extracts, seasoning, etc.


In the Past:

I once tried out a mango mousse using a recipe from a Tarla Dalal book. At that time had no idea how the texture of a mousse should be. Though the taste was awesome, the texture I realized much later was all wrong. It was set more like a cheesecake than a mousse. Mousse texture should be light, airy, when you spoon it holds its shape but not firm. Remembered, while watching a cookery show on telly the chef mentioned “think of the hair mousse or the shaving mousse”.

Present Day:

After much trial and error, not wanting to use normal jelly or jello (contains collagen from animals) or raw eggs landed with an easy peasy mousse recipe. I use the basic mousse recipe for all the other fruit mousse I make.


The Group Foodies_Redoing Old Posts, started by Renu helps the members to make an effort to update old posts. This group has helped me so far to focus on posts that need redoing. With mango season, posting Mango Mousse, a much improved version, light, soft and creamy and perfect as a summer dessert.

Updated on 16/04/2021. First Published on 26/06/2012

Some Mango Recipes you may want to check out:

Try a different dip:

Mango Sriracha Hummus

Some Starter:

Nachos with Mango Salsa

Some Desserts:


Healthy breakfast Idea :

Best ever summer time treat 


Some Mango Salads to try:

Fusion Dessert:

Kesar Sooji Phirni with Mango Jelly

My Favorite Curry:

Mango Curry/ Keri nu Shaak

Ingredients required for Mango Mousse

  • Fresh ripe mango – I prefer to use mangoes that are not fibrous. If they are, its best to sieve or strain the mango puree before making the mousse.
  • Whipping cream
  • Sugar – best to use powdered sugar
  • Lemon juice – balances the flavors
  • Agar Agar or Vegetarian Gelatin – for this recipe I’ve used vegetarian gelatin. If you want to use agar agar bear in mind that 1 tsp agar agar powder or 1 tbsp agar agar flakes sets about 1⅓ cups of liquid. I like using Dr. Oetker’s VegeGel.
  • Milk or Water – for the gelatin or agar agar
  • Saffron Strands – for flavoring
  • Cardamom – for flavoring. Cardamom pairs well with mangoes
  • Topping of your choice – I used chopped mango and passion fruit pulp. You can add chocolate, nuts, or a mango puree too.


Dietary Tips:

  • Gluten free
  • Suitable for Vegetarians


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Creamy, airy, luscious tropical flavoured mango mousse is an ideal summer time dessert.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Setting Time: 8 hours 8 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, fusion
Servings 6 people


  • 2 cups ripe mango chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 sachet(6.5g) vegetarian gelatin
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • cup whipping cream
  • ½ cup water or milk
  • 10-12 strands saffron
  • extra chopped mango for topping
  • 2 passion fruits remove the pulp


  • Sprinkle gelatin over the water or milk. Stir gently and leave it aside for 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, puree the mango in a food processor or blender.
  • Strain it with a sieve if the puree has fibres.
  • Add lemon juice,cardamom and saffron to the mango puree and mix well.
  • Add sugar to the whipping cream.
  • Whip till it forms soft peaks.
  • Heat the gelatin mixture and stir till the gelatin melts completely.
  • Pour the gelatin mixture into the mango puree mixture and mix well.
  • Fold in the whipped cream into the mango puree mixture.
  • Divide the mousse between 8 bowls or glasses.
  • Cover the bowls or glasses with cling film or small lids.
  • Put it in the fridge and allow the mousse to set at least for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  • Top with chopped mango and passion fruit pulp before serving.


  • Add topping of your choice like mango or other fruit puree, nuts, chocolate, other chopped fruits, etc.
  • If you don't have vegetarian gelatin, use 2 tbsp agar flakes or 2 tsp agar agar powder. When using agar agar work fast as it tends to set quickly. 
  • Adjust sugar according to the sweetness of the mango.
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  • Sujata Roy

    April 17, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    5 stars
    Mango mousse looks delish Mayuri. I never used agar agar because its unavailable in local stores. But now I want to try this mousse to enjoy the heavenly taste.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 18, 2021 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you so much Sujata. I’m surprised that you don’t get agar agar. It is sold as China grass in India. Blue Bird brand in do so many different flavors.

  • Jayashree T.Rao

    April 20, 2021 at 11:21 am

    5 stars
    We love mango mousse, it is a perfect dessert for summer. It looks delicious and need to make before the season ends.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 20, 2021 at 11:24 am

      Thanks Jayashree tag me on Insta or FB when you try it.

  • Kalyani

    April 20, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    5 stars
    This mousse is perfect for summer parties or kids treat and along with the mango mousse, you have given us so many more desserts to choose from ❤️

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 20, 2021 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you so much Kalyani. It sure is a perfect summer treat.

  • Preethicuisine

    April 22, 2021 at 10:26 am

    5 stars
    I love any recipe with Mangoes. This mango mousse is a royal treat for all mango lovers. I loved the tips and tricks mentioned especially about gelatin.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 23, 2021 at 2:51 am

      Thanks Preethi. We too love any dish with mangoes.

  • Seema Sriram

    April 26, 2021 at 10:19 am

    5 stars
    I love mango mousse during summer. It is one of the light and airy desserts to put together at any get together as well. Love the new images here, Mayuri.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 27, 2021 at 10:43 pm

      Thank you so much Seema. And I agree its a very easy dessert to put together.

      1. Bless my food by Payal

        May 1, 2021 at 8:11 pm

        5 stars
        Really an awesome post with all details how a mousse should be like. I always wanted to try mousse but unfortunately don’t get a vegetarian gelatin. This time will surely try after searching gelatin online. Indeed a great post.

      2. mayurisjikoni

        May 3, 2021 at 11:32 am

        Thanks Shailender, you can replace the gelatin with agar agar or china grass.

    2. Lata Lala

      May 1, 2021 at 12:50 pm

      5 stars
      Here arrives King of fruits with a bang Mayur. This mango mousse looks super delicious. I could feel the soft, creamy mousse looking at the pics. This could probably the best treat to yourself during summer season.

      1. mayurisjikoni

        May 1, 2021 at 5:19 pm

        Thank you so much Lata.

  • Priya Srinivasan

    April 27, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    5 stars
    Who would say no to this delicious looking mango mousse! We love anything with mangoes. This mango mousse is a brilliant dessert to enjoy with mangoes and a wonderful summer treat!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 27, 2021 at 10:38 pm

      Thank you so much Priya. It is a must in our home whenever the mango season begins.

  • Archana

    April 28, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    5 stars
    Wow! this mango mousse is amazingly delicious! I love the colour of the mousse and of course the soft airy texture!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 28, 2021 at 9:39 pm

      Thank you so much Archana. The colour is from the mango and the saffron.

  • Usha Rao

    April 28, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    5 stars
    I used regular gelatin as I could not source veg version. The taste was fantastic. We are just beginning to get some mangoes. I will be making this mousse again later this summer, when better variety of mangoes are in the market.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 28, 2021 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you so much Usha. I sometimes too use the regular gelatin when I don’t have the vegetarian version.

  • Poonam Bachhav

    April 30, 2021 at 7:47 am

    5 stars
    Mango mousse is such a delightful Summer treat ! Light and airy and oh so eye appealing ! Love your presentation.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 30, 2021 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you so much Poonam.

  • Renu

    April 30, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    5 stars
    Never made a mousse from mango and this sounds interesting especially when I have guests at home or best for parties. A different way of enjoying mango. Pics are too tempting

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 30, 2021 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you so much Renu, try it.. its so delicious and easy to make. Best part is that if you’re making it for a party, prepare it the previous day.

  • Sapana

    April 30, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    5 stars
    Mango is one such fruit that I always love in desserts. Mousse is one such sweet dish that I definitely make whenever the mango season is here. Your mango mousse looks so delicious 🤤

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 1, 2021 at 5:20 pm

      Thank you so much Sapana. I don’t love making mango mousse during the mango season.

  • Pavani

    May 1, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    5 stars
    What a creamy and decadent looking mango mousse. This is the perfect dessert to make in summer with sweet mangoes. So yumm!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 3, 2021 at 11:39 am

      Thank you so much Pavani.

  • Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey

    May 1, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Loving this exotic, luscious and refreshing summer dessert, mango dessert always catches people’s attention, especially when it is egg-free and gelatine-free.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 3, 2021 at 11:39 am

      Thank you so much, and yes its a good option for those who don’t eat eggs or gelatin.

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