Friday, October 1, 2010

Mango mousse

{Image via Cookie Shutter - this mousse uses optional saffron sauce}
I used to eat mangoes off trees as a kid, but it's fiendishly hard to find good mangoes outside Hawaii. A few times, desperate, I had supermarket mangoes - but only after they were made into this intensely-flavoured mousse (to take the edge off. :))
~ Have a wonderful, flavourful weekend! ~
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MANGO MOUSSE (serves 4)
Adapted slightly (with my extra notes) from New York Magazine's 1996 food issue, featuring recipes by top NYC chefs - this one's by Marcio Araujo at Circus 
  • 4 large mangoes, peeled (plus 1 extra for garnish if you like)
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin powder (a tad less is okay - makes the mango flavour slightly more intense)
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups (~500ml) heavy cream (double cream)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Optional garnishes: fresh mint sprigs, diced mango, chopped pistachios, or saffron sauce to deepen the delicate mousse colour
Cut 4 mangoes into medium-size pieces. Puree in a blender until smooth. Strain (this is the most time-consuming part) through a fine sieve. Place 1/2 cup mango puree and gelatin in a small saucepan over low heat; stir until gelatin dissolves (~5 minutes).

In large bowl, combine both purees with condensed milk. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Whip heavy cream with sugar until stiff; fold into mango mixture. Pour into containers and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving (or freeze for 20 minutes).

Little extras:
You can garnish with mint and diced mango, chopped pistachios, or top with an optional saffron sauce that will give the pale mousse a richer orange colour (saffron recipe here)...though I love the original delicate colour too.

42 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

Can you believe I cannot stand fresh mangoes but LOVE dried mangoes? This looks delicious! I would try it in a heartbeat.

K and S said...

yum! I know there are local mangoes here from Okinawa but am not willing to pay almost $80 for one...

Signe said...

Oh lordy, this looks amazing! And I love mangos, but here in Norway only the green ones are any good in my opinion. The red ones tend to taste less and are not nearly as sweet!

Have a lovely friday Jude :)

Rowena... said...

Oh mangoes...how much do I love thee. Mango bread, mochi, cream pie, chiffon cake, smoothies, ice cream, sherbert, pickled mango...sigh.

Bombay Beauty said...

This sounds delicious! I'll make it as soon as I can find some good mangoes! Of course you can get good mangoes in India *in season*. Every region has its own varieties to which they are very loyal... But to pluck them off the tree... that must have been so wonderful! Have a fab weekend... xo bb

Stacey said...

I grew up with tons of mango trees and mangoes were even falling off trees. However, i know exactly what you mean about how difficult it is to find mangoes(unless they're in season here). Lovely pic and recipe. My hubby could eat mangoes all day! Happy weekend! xx

Nicole said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I grew up eating this... except we called it mango pudding, instead of mango mousse! The ingredients are all the same, though.

I've found that a lot of indian grocery stores carry mango pulp (which is basically mango puree) to make mango lassi (which is also DELICIOUS). if mangoes aren't in season, you could totally use the mango pulp to make mango mousse/pudding instead!!!

justine said...

oh I love mangoes, my husband's grandmother used to have a mango tree in her garden in queensland. She used to say the best place to eat a mango is in the bath - less mess!

Annie said...

this looks AMAZING!! I love mangoes. I would definitely put some fresh mint on top :) You're so lucky you had mango trees growing up - that is soo cool.
Have a beautiful weekend!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Mmmm...just tried mango chilli ice cream, was actually pretty good!

lisa said...

This looks so good Jude, but really good mangoes are very hard to find here also.

Have a great weekend!!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh yummy, this sounds delish!

Nikki said...

wow, this sounds really unique and looks delicious!!!

have a great weekend


xx
Nikki

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

mango and mint is one of my fav combinations.

Rosie said...

Ooooh, I love mangos!!! What a great post and thanks for the recipe! Have a wonderful weekend!

Amber Blue Bird said...

I have a confession to make.. i have never had a mango...whew glad to get that off my chest. :) I guess I need to try one uh

Nikki said...

thanks for the sweet comments Jude!

Jude said...

Oh my goodness, I'm having so much fun hearing all your mango tales and stories! Thank you! (and yes, I know I'm being a bit of a mango snob, can't help it ;))

@Dancing Branflake - I love dried mangoes too! :)
@Amber Blue Bird - it's too bad the nearest mango tree I know is 3000 miles away! :)

christine said...

Mango mousse?? That sounds divine!

Isabel said...

ohh im going to make this...i live in south america right now..mangoes are EVERYWHERE!

sohdalex said...

ohhhhhhh how I LOVE a good mango. Unfortunately I have the feeling that I've never really had what most would consider to be a good mango. I will have to fix this one day.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Ohhh, at times liek these I wish I loved cooking lol I love mamngos so I guess I'd love the mousse... But most probably I'll have to wait till the time I'm in the mood for cooking, which happens a few time a year (breakfasts don;t count as somehow I always like to make them!) lol

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Yummy this looks delish! And are those pistachios I spy? My weakness :)

Hope u have a wonderful weekend! XOXO

AB HOME Interiors said...

Yummmmmmy. I will be over with wine in an hour, be ready for relaxation and gossip!

elra said...

This is simple delicious and irresistible!

Meghan said...

yum! I actually did not like mangoes, until I tried one in Hawaii - yum!! Fruit is so much yummier there. Maybe I will try this next time I am there :)

Brandi said...

My boyfriend always says he can't find good figs outside of Italy -- he too used to pick them from a tree and eat them. It's amazing what a difference that makes. I'm really curious about this recipe and might have to give a try. Fingers crossed I can find some mangoes today.

TOPCOAT said...

Ahhhh this looks amazing!! So so so good. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend! xx



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Vicky K. said...

mango is not my taste. I recommend you pumpkin soup. Love it!!!

Kristin said...

It sounds delish and it's SO pretty!

Becca. said...

that mango mouse looks so yummy!

thankyou for the comment on my blog :)

XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

Lee Oliveira said...

love, love, love!!!
I need to try this right now..
LOx

Fabíola Beltrão said...

delicious....

thank u for share with us


xoxo

Stacey said...

Nice to "see" you today:-). I hope your weekend is going great. xx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

These colors are soooo vibrant!! have a sweet Sunday xx

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, I adore mangoes. I must try and make this Mangoe Mousse above this week. I love the happy colours of Mangoes, too;-)
Enjoy the weekend, my sweet! XX

MarchMusings said...

Fresh mangoes always bring the hot summer days to mind. Sounds delicious

Style, She Wrote said...

I LOVE anything mango; this sounds simply delicious!

angelcel said...

Oh yum!

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Looks fabulous...mmmmmm

thingsIlove said...

Looks delicious!

Oh, My Darling said...

Seriously. This sounds phenomenal.

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