Mango Pomegranate Mousse

Posted on by on August 23rd, 2012 | 19 Comments »

“Has an hour really passed?” I ask myself glancing at the clock. I shrug and get back to my computer screen. The hour melts into 2 without notice. I have to tear myself away from the computer. Force myself to pin no more (for the time being). I get up, stretch my legs, get some water and fight the urge to sit back down and continue scrolling through the amazing recipes, photos, clothing, house decor, and inspiration that is Pinterest.

As I am only about 5 weeks away from meeting my litte one, I have been in nesting mode. Cleaning the house and setting up the nursery. I have also been getting as much relaxing time in as possible since this summer consisted of running around visiting family and friends and shopping for baby supplies. I also know, now is the time to rest since opportunities to do so after baby arrives will be few and far between. In the past, resting meant putting my feet up on the coffee table and cozying up to a good book, watching bad reality TV or flipping through cooking magazines. Then came Pinterest. And, time goes by without me even realizing it. Before I know it my husband is home from classes asking whats for dinner. I may have forgotten about making dinner but at least I pinned a bunch of delicious looking things to make. One day.

This recipe was born out of inspiration from a pin that Katherine originally pinned for Mango Pudding. After Katherine made the original recipe and talked about how easy and delicious it was, I decided put my own twist on it by adding pomegranate syrup, lime juice and topping it with toasted coconut and pomegranate seeds. The mousse makes wonderful use of the beautiful bounty of mangos that are still in season in Israel and show no sign of slowing down. And, the pomegranates that are starting to make their debut with the first of the season popping up at the shuk. Having loved the flavor combination of mango and coconut ever since making my Coconut Cupcakes with Mango Buttercream, these wonderful little desserts were topped with shredded toasted coconut.

Besides being easy to make, these desserts are no bake, can be made ahead of time, filled with all the wonderful flavors of summer with mango and coconut milk and fall with pomegranate syrup and pomegranate seeds. These individual desserts are light, delicious and only contains 1/3 cup of sugar in the whole batch (makes 6 servings). It is the perfect dessert to end off summer and welcome in fall.

And, don’t forget, I have become a bit of a Pinterest addict and find it a wonderful way to organize all my bookmarks and find some wonderful inspirations. If you’re not already following me please do so and help me find you so I can follow you back and have even more of a reason to spend a ton of time on the site!

Mango Pomegranate Mousse
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Beth Ebin
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours 15 mins
Serves: 6
The individual desserts are light, delicious and highlight the best flavors of both summer and fall. It is the perfect dessert to end off the season and welcome in the next.
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe mangos
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate syrup
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 4 teaspoons gelatine
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • Shredded toasted coconut for garnish
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish
Instructions
  1. Peel mango and slice fruit from seed.
  2. Place the mango, pomegranate syrup and lime juice in a blender and puree until smooth.
  3. Leave the puree in the blender and set aside.
  4. In a small saucepan, heat up water until it reaches a rolling bowl.
  5. Remove water from heat and sprinkle the gelatin over the surface, stirring briskly so that no lumps form.
  6. Add the sugar to the saucepan, stirring until dissolved.
  7. Add the gelatin/sugar mixture and the coconut milk to the blender and pulse until well combined with the mango puree.
  8. Pour puree mixture into 6 individual dishes.
  9. Let chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until set.
  10. Before serving, top each dish with toasted coconut and pomegranate seeds.

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19 Comments

  1. Posted on: 8-23-2012

    Yesss love your additions to the pudding. So delicious.

  2. Posted on: 8-23-2012

    Sounds gorgeous! And I know the feeeling of wasting hours on the internet, it’s an obsession… i am walking past pomegranate trees laden with fruit every morning with the dog but the birds keep getting the ripeones before me!!

  3. Posted on: 8-23-2012

    Looks amazing! Want to send some over to Caesarea???

  4. Posted on: 8-24-2012

    Wow! This looks beautiful. Anything Katherine makes is yummy. :)

    Only 5 more weeks? I hope they’re the shortest five weeks of your life.

  5. Posted on: 8-24-2012

    5 weeks is so little! I’m excited for you :)
    And this mango mousse looks incredible!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Posted on: 8-24-2012

    Woah! 5 weeks is like NOW!! Its all so exciting! The mousse looks amazing! :)

  7. Posted on: 8-26-2012

    i like the addition of pomegranate syrup wonderfully done

  8. Posted on: 8-26-2012

    Great recipe! Will be linking back to this in my post tomorrow.

  9. Posted on: 8-27-2012

    I love the colors of your Mango Pomegranate Mousse – this dessert looks so vibrant and healthy and just wonderful!

  10. Posted on: 8-28-2012

    Now THESE are something I could very much enjoy eating!! What beautiful colours =D % weeks, how exciting,, the final countdown!

  11. Posted on: 8-28-2012

    Pomegranate really adds beauty to this delicious mousse, Beth! And 5 weeks away? Wow I’m so excited for you! Let the fun begins! Keep your energy for the 2nd month because you will have plenty of adrenalin for the first month… :) You’ll have the most amazing times of your life!

  12. Posted on: 8-29-2012

    Smile. What a lovely post and a beautiful mousse! This is so very inspiring. I’ve also been getting into the pinterest craze. And it is hard to believe you are so close to meeting your little one. How very exciting!

  13. Posted on: 8-30-2012

    This mousse is gorgeous & sounds divine! Only 5 more weeks is so exciting!!

  14. Posted on: 8-30-2012

    I love mousse! I love mangoes, coconuts and pomegranates! Wow, what an amazing treat!

  15. Posted on: 8-31-2012

    Welcome to the Pinterest club addiction hehehe
    Only 5 weeks, i can not wait to read all about your bundle of joy. Enjoy the last days of your pregnancy!
    This mousse sounds so light and so good! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Posted on: 8-31-2012

    Oooh so excited for you, only 5 weeks to go. As a mum to a 10 month old I have to say enjoy the last few weeks as much as poss, do all you enjoy and cook as much as you physically can. Once the little one is here, you will be so happy, busy, thrilled and exhausted lol that you won’t want to do anything at all. Delicious recipe by the way, really clever combination of flavours. I’m going to pin it lol

  17. Posted on: 9-1-2012

    The colors are so pretty! And, the mango, coconut, and lime sound delicious. Your changes sound great!

  18. Posted on: 9-2-2012

    Lovely job on the mousse! as well as the photography! Good wishes for you and your soon to be new baby!

  19. Posted on: 9-28-2012

    I love this, mangos, my favorite, coconut and pomegranates. Yummy!! 5 weeks, wow, congrats to you.

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