RECIPE | Passion Fruit Mousse

RECIPE | Passion Fruit Mousse

The easiest showstopper in your arsenal.

May 31, 2018
● 1 min read
RECIPE | Passion Fruit Mousse

RECIPE | Passion Fruit Mousse

The easiest showstopper in your arsenal.

May 31, 2018
● 1 min read

 We partnered with Pacific Sales—that place where every slick kitchen brand you’ve ever coveted lives—to discover the ins-and-outs of how chefs entertain at home. their rituals; and their styling tips. Above all: recipes for the dishes they use to impress their favorite guests. 

Want to know how to make the show-stopping mousse from our video with Pono Burger’s powerhouse, chef Makani Carzino? Of course you do. This easygoing dessert is a balanced, bright end to any epic evening—here’s how she does it.


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes (+ 4 hours chilling time)

Serves: 4


Coconut Almond Crumble

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 cup sliced almonds

4 oz unsweetened flaked coconut

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup melted butter


Passion Fruit Mousse

8 passion fruits

1 can (14 oz) organic sweetened condensed milk

2 cups organic heavy whipping cream



1. Coconut Almond Crumble: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, almonds, coconut, sugar, and salt; drizzle melted butter over top, stirring until combined. Press into baking pan; toast in oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until firm. Crumble mixture into the bowl; let cool.

2. Passion Fruit Mousse: Cut passion fruits in half; using a spoon, scrape pulp into a bowl, using a little water to help rinse the juice out from the skin. Soften pulp with hands; strain in sieve or cheesecloth set over large bowl, pressing down with a ladle to extract as much juice as possible. Discard seeds. Stir condensed milk into juice.

3. In a stand mixer using the whisk attachment, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold one-third of the cream into the passion fruit mixture, then quickly fold in remaining cream until no streaks remain. Spoon into 4 parfait glasses and refrigerate for 4 hours.

4. Just before serving, sprinkle each serving with 1 tbsp Coconut Almond Crumble. (Reserve remaining Coconut Almond Crumble in a sealed container for another use.)


Passion Fruit Mousse | Effortless

For chef Makani Carzino of Pono Burger, passion fruit is among her earliest memories of food. It embodies everything she loves about her native Hawaii, with its bright, pure ingredients and meditative preparations. Her simple, stunning dessert, brought to you by our partners at Pacific Sales, is the closest your guests might come to cleansing their palates with an actual cloud. Want more Chef Makani? Check out our illustrated guide to cooking in the spirit of Pono.