The perfect no-bake summer dessert! See how you can turn three ingredients into this amazingly delicious, creamy, tropical, Passion Fruit Pudding
What do you do when you’re dreaming of a tropical vacation, but you can’t travel anywhere exotic? You make yourself the most decadent Passion Fruit Mousse (Mousse de Maracuja). This recipe is not only no-bake, but it’s a whopping THREE ingredients. Cool and refreshing for hot summer days.
My husband spent two years living in Brazil. When we were dating one of our first dates was to a Brazilian restaurant where we ate a delicious passion fruit ice cream dessert. Sadly, that restaurant has since closed down. But it sparked in me a passion for passion fruit.
In the middle of summer, when it’s 100 degrees day after day after day, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven. Luckily, this no-bake dessert no only doesn’t require baking, it’s doesn’t require any heat at all.
This passion fruit mousse (or passion fruit pudding) is three ingredients, poured into a blender, and chilled. Seriously. That’s it.
The recipe for this passion fruit mousse is one that my husband remembered from his time spent living in Brazil. Because who can forget a recipe with three ingredients?!
I was able to easily find all the ingredients I needed either in the Latin food aisle of my local grocery store, or at the Latin foods store.
First up is the passion fruit concentrate. The key is making sure you are getting 100% passion fruit concentrate. No frozen tropical juice mixes. I found mine in the frozen foods area of my local grocery store with other Latin foods. It wasn’t in a canister like juices, but in a plastic bag. You could also order this bottle.
Second, you’ll need something the Brazilians call creme de leite. This is kind of like canned a cream, sort of a mix between heavy cream and evaporated milk. In the US you’ll look for cans labeled “Media Crema” or “Table Cream” in the Latin foods aisle. If needed, you can also order it here.
Third, you’ll need sweetened condensed milk. You can pick up just your regular old sweetened condensed milk. If you get the cans in the Latin foods section they will probably say La Lechera, but they are the same thing. And it might also say sweetened condensed milk on them also.
Pour everything in the blender and mix it all together. Then you can chill the mousse in the blender, which is what I did, pour it into one large serving bowl, or portion it out into serving sizes and chill those. In a few hours you will have an amazingly delicious, creamy, tropical, mousse.
I’m going to tell you a secret, you don’t even have to have a Brazilian connection to adore this dessert. I served this for my husband’s birthday earlier this year and everyone loved it!
This dessert is very rich and creamy so I do suggest small serving sizes, at least to start.
Looking for another tangy dessert? Try this Lemon Blueberry Tart
- 2 7.5 oz cans media crema/table cream
- 1-2 cans passion fruit concentrate (use media crema can to measure)
- 2 14-oz cans sweetened condensed milk
- Pour media crema/table cream into the blender.
- Use an empty can to measure the passion fruit concentrate. Use at least one can, and up to 2. I recommend 1 1/2 cans.
- Pour in the sweetened condensed milk.
- Blend until smooth.
- Chill for 4-6 hours or overnight.
The media crema and sweetened condensed milk cans are about the same size.