Mousse de Maracujá (Passion Fruit Mousse)

Passion Fruit MousseThis dessert is to-die for. By far one of the easiest and tastiest desserts you can find in Brazil. The beautiful yellow color with the passion fruit seeds and the sweet and slightly tangy flavor just make this dessert irresistible. I almost can’t put into words how much I absolutely LOVE mousse de maracujá or as it would be called in english passion fruit mouse.

This is one of those desserts that takes only a few minutes to whip together and will be devoured within an even shorter time frame. It is a dessert that is perfect after a barbecue filled with tons and tons of meat or a light dinner or a lunch with friends or, as is usually the case for me, just because I want something sweet at night.

Passion Fruit MousseI honestly can’t remember the first time I tried mousse de maracujá but I do know that I have liked it from the get go.

Maracujá is a popular fruit in Brazil as it is not very expensive, but also because Brazilians just love this fruit and will take any opportunity to eat it. I have had everything from maracujá capirinha, sugar candies flavored with maracujáand maracujá meat sauces. This is one of those fruits that is used for anything and it works with anything.

So, before I start rambling about how much I love maracujá I am going to share this recipe with you and I will wait to hear from all of you what you think of this dessert before I continue my rants of how amazing this dessert is.

I generally use a passion fruit concentrate to make this recipe, but you can also use fresh passion fruits, just substitute the maracujá concentrate with four fresh passion fruits. Take a look at the recipe from Brazilian Flair in the USA, they also have a great video to show you how its done:)


1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can cream
1 cup of maracujá/passion fruit concentrate (this is the juice concentrate that I use)

Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend together well for approximately 3 minutes or until the mixture is well incorporated and thick. Pour into a bowl, decorate with passion fruit seeds, and leave in the fridge for an hour before serving.

For a PDF of this recipe CLICK HERE!

Passion Fruit Mousse


11 thoughts on “Mousse de Maracujá (Passion Fruit Mousse)

  1. Awwwww your passion fruit looks amazing!! I love to eat the seeds…. But we couldn’t “afford” them when we made our mousse…. lol. I love the photo!! Thank you again for mentioning our blog. We really appreciate it!!! Beijos e Tchau!


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  3. I just wanted to let you know that I was searching for a Mousse de Maracuja recipe and was delighted when a fellow WorPress-er appeared so high in the search results! I can’t believe how easy the method for making this is, it tastes so nice that I imagined it took some sort of magic, so now I know how easy it is, I really can’t wait to make it. Thank you for the detailed but simple advice, and I will definitely let you know how it goes 🙂


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