Tangy Passionfruit Mousse – Quick + Easy Desserts

Tangy Passionfruit mousse quick easy

Here’s a light and lovely dessert that my family really enjoyed.

But first a small confession: I’ve been using far too much cream in desserts for the family.

Although my husband and the kids are slender to skinny, it’s probably not a great idea to feed them bucketfuls of full fat cream.

And… those creamy desserts are not my friend. I have to exercise my resistance muscle and NOT eat them.

Licking the spoon whilst I make them is OK though.

Anyway, here’s a lighter option that has some useful nutrients as well as being low fat and slurp-ilicious.

I had to get over my fear of gelatine before starting this one. I prayed to my little kitchen god, who did not fail me. The gelatine behaved perfectly.


Tangy Passionfruit Mousse

Author: Nestle recipes- The original recipe can be found at www.recipes.com.au
  • 1 tbsp gelatine
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 375ml Carnation Light + Creamy Evaporated Milk, chilled
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat natural yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup passionfruit pulp
  1. Dissolve gelatine in hot water, cool.
  2. Beat evaporated milk with sugar and lemon until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in gelatine with yoghurt and passionfruit pulp.
  4. Spoon mousse into individual serving dishes, refrigerate until set. If desired, decorate with fresh fruit.

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My children liked this a lot.  Teen16 ate three of them and so hubby didn’t get any. I think next time I’d make double the quantity.

Evaporated Milk – The Backstory

When I was a little girl and we went sailing round the Western Isles of Scotland on our boat, the favourite pudding (as we called it) was a tin of peaches with a tin of Carnation milk. Spectacular!!   I give that to the kids and hubby for dessert sometimes now too.  They love it.

I tend not to eat that or many other desserts at night. I’m not rigid about this but as a general habit, I don’t… had to re-program myself.

But I do love dessert, so sometimes will have some for breakfast or morning tea. Why not!?? That’s when my body needs most of its energy, so that’s when I enjoy eating it most.

Tinned fruit and Carnation milk at 8am; breakfast of champions!!

Are you a regular user of gelatine?

Of evaporated milk?

Of cream?????!!!! 




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Posted on: November 21, 2013


  • Reply November 21, 2013


    I love desserts which include passionfruit, it is such a fresh summer flavour. Great recipe 🙂

    • Reply November 21, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Thank you, it is a good one for summer… and the gelatine works out OK, I don’t know why I had a hangup about it.

  • Reply November 21, 2013


    Passionfruit – mmm! I haven’t used a lot of gelatine or evaporated milk – but keep meaning to try! I’m a big believer of dessert for breakfast – apple crumble or rice pudding are favourites but occasionally I’ll branch out – this sounds like a decided possibility! It’s so true the morning is when you most need the energy and it’s tragic to be too full after dinner for a delectable dessert!

    • Reply November 21, 2013

      Seana Smith

      It’s just a bit lighter than the double cream that sreams ‘instant coronary.!’

    • Reply November 24, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Oh yes, dessert for breakfast is the go… and I’ve had a breakfast crumble at a cafe once and keep meaning to do the same. Rice pudding… you have made the deacdes roll away to when I as a little girl… I have never ever made it, but my Mum’s was sublime.

  • Mmmm, I love this recipe – thank you, will definitely try it out – I don’s suppose it will last long in the Candy house though!

    • Reply November 24, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Well, that’s an upside of having all these boys in a way… if I ate all the cakes and desserts I make I’d never get my cossies on.

  • Reply November 23, 2013


    This sounds so good! I do use gelatine but my Carnation usually goes into vegetable casseroles. I must change this.

    • Reply November 24, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Carnation in veggie casseroles!! I will pop over and check them out as that’s a highly appealling thought. I have a hugny veggie husband here and I love to eat veggie too… not the kids but I do try… thanks Maureen.

  • Reply November 25, 2013

    Desire Empire

    I am not a dessert eater either, as it goes straight to my hips.
    It’s great trying new ingredients and getting out of your comfort zone occasionally. Glad the gelatin behaved.

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