Passion Fruit Mousse

The bright tartness of this passion fruit mousse makes a lovely ending to a rich feast. A garnish of toasted almonds brings crunch, but toasted coconut flakes would be lovely as well. Here the mousse is layered in a large dish, which is easier to bring to potluck gatherings, but you could also make  individual portions in ramekins or small dishes. By its nature, this dessert is best made ahead, to give the mousse a chance to really set up and the flavor to develop.

a recipe photo of the Passionfruit Mousse served in a dish
Photo: Ali Redmond
Active Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 14-ounce package frozen passion fruit puree, thawed, divided

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 4 cups heavy cream

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla paste or extract

  • Pinch of kosher salt

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted (see Tip)


  1. Pour 1/2 cup passion fruit puree into the bottom of a glass serving bowl or trifle dish.

  2. Combine the remaining passion fruit puree and condensed milk in a large bowl; whisk until well mixed. Set aside.

  3. Combine cream, vanilla and salt in another large bowl; beat with an electric mixer, gradually increasing the mixer speed from low to high, until the cream holds stiff peaks, about 3 to 4 minutes. Take care to not overwhip the cream or it will result in a grainy mousse.

  4. Whisk about one-third of the whipped cream into the passion fruit mixture to lighten it; stop as soon as you do not see any more streaks of cream. Using a large rubber spatula, gently fold in the remaining whipped cream until just combined. Spoon into the serving bowl (or trifle dish). Press plastic wrap onto the surface of the mousse to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or up to 3 days. Sprinkle with almonds before serving.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 3 days.


For the best flavor, toast nuts before using in a recipe. To toast sliced nuts, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

305 Calories
25g Fat
17g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Serving Size 2/3 cup
Calories 305
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Vitamin A 948mcg 105%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Vitamin D 39mcg 195%
Vitamin E 1mg 7%
Folate 5mcg 1%
Vitamin K 2mcg 2%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Magnesium 11mg 3%
Potassium 149mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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