Mango Mascarpone Mousse (Mango Kulfi)


mango mousse-mango kulfi Whenever you are in need for a quick dessert, a little cream, some fruits and a blender is good enough to satisfy your cravings and whip up a luscious dessert. And could you think of any better flavors than Mango and Mascarpone for a Mousse (except chocolate, perhaps!) I bet not, especially if you've ever enjoyed a Mango Kulfi, which is an indian version of mousse, except without eggs. Mousse is one of the easiest desserts to prepare, without compromising on the taste and indulgence factor. Mascarpone, the smooth creamy italian cheese, that's a little on the sweeter side, lends a richness to the mousse, while Mango, saffron and cardamom lend it flavor similar to a Kulfi, so you get the best of both the worlds! Try this Mango Mascarpone Mousse; its heavenly, and I'm sure you are going to get hooked to the taste.

Ingredients
1 egg - separated
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup mango puree
4-5 strands of saffron
1/4 tsp cardamom powder (optional)
1/4 cup mascarpone - at room temperature
1/2 cup heavy cream

To make Mango Kulfi instead, replace the egg with 1/4 cup condensed milk, and mix it with the mango puree and mascarpone cheese in Step 2 shown below.

Method
In an electric mixer bowl, whisk the egg yolk and half of the sugar until pale and fluffy.

In a separate bowl, stir the mango puree, cardamom powder and mascarpone until smooth. Fold the yolk mixture into the mango mixture.

Whisk the egg whites until firm peaks form. Add the remaining sugar, a little at a time and continue to whip until glossy. Fold the whites into the mango mixture.

Whip the cream to form soft peaks and add to the mango mixture. Or mix together in a blender on Whip setting till everything is smooth.

Now spoon it into individual moulds of your choice and freeze them overnight.

Cut into slices if you like, or just invert the mousse onto dessert plates. Garnish with some chopped pistachios and saffron strands, and serve immediately (if you wait to take photos, it'll start melting!!:)) I'm sending this over to Mike who's collecting Frozen Treats this summer, and also to Nikki for her Ice-Cream collection!

Tip: You can add the saffron strands and some chopped pistachios in the batter itself, leaving a few for garnish. This gives it a better flavor, color and aroma!

Call it a Mango Mascarpone Mousse or a Mango Kulfi; any way you make it, this is one easy and delicious treat, perfect for summer evenings or a weeknight dessert cravings!

Related Recipes:
Mango Streusel Cake
Mango & Raspberry Thickshake
Mango & Mascarpone Cheese Tart


If you liked this post, please subscribe to our feed so you'd never miss a recipe or article again!





34 comments :

Rose&Thorn said...

This is perfectly light summer pudding. Have to wait until next year now for mango season, but this recipe is worth the wait. Will make a great dessert for Christmas lunch.

zobars said...

Yipee yipee wow wow !!! I am so excited I want to make this on asap since I absolutely love mascarpone cheese. thanks for sharing this one.

Meeta said...

oh yeah this is right up my ally! The mascarpone here is brilliant!

jayasree said...

Nice dessert. Yours have set perfectly.

Aparna said...

This looks delicious. Adding mascarpone is interesting.
I just made some mango kulfi, too (great minds think alike :D). A different recipe but will be posting it soon.

Alka said...

Though i don't have a sweet tooth,but still the recipe is prompting me to make good use of mangoes available in my kitchen to make this kulfi
Btw u have something to pick up from SindhiRasoi,so kindly take a look
have fun

Asha said...

YUMMO! Bet all daddies will be very happy this Sunday if you make this!:))

Enjoy your weekend Mansi.

Happy cook said...

Beautiful colour and they looks so delicious.
How can not it be delicious, it has all the ingridients one loves. yumm

delhibelle said...

What a gorgeous golden yellow your mousse is! So wish i was better at dessert making:(

RamyaBala said...

This looks really delicious..yum yum...

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

mansi, u r impossible!! i'm trying to cut down on the sweets, and there u r tempting me with just what I wish for! ;-) great job!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I love kulfi and this looks wonderful! Also, I wanted to invite you to include this in my frozen desserts event--the more opportunities to introduce people to Indian desserts, the better!

Medhaa said...

Love mascarpone, looks so delicious. yummy..

Mansi Desai said...

thank you guys! I'm glad you all liked it, and frankly, this is indeed hard to resist!!

Asha - u r so right! this is apt for kids to make on Father's Day!

Alka - thanks for giving me that wonderful award!

Mike - you bet! I'll surely be there with my frozen treat:)

enjoy the weekend everyone!

Never Mind!! said...

I am sure you have heard it lots of times before but you are really an innovative cook. Love the way you mix and match ingredients to create perfect recipes. My first time here and I want to try everything. but for today its Tomatoes stuffed with pesto, moong dal paranthas and raspberry swiss rolls. Will let you know how they turned out.

Uma said...

lovely mousse, Mansi! looks so colorfully delicious.

Rachel said...

You just tempt me with all the lovely goodies...

Sorina said...

It look's to good to be through I am definitely going to try this

Kalai said...

OMG, Mansi! This looks too good!! :)

Namratha said...

Mousse sounds like a good idea, I haven't tried making one. Would love this one with good ol' mango kulfi flavours :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Easy and elegant! Love it!

Srivalli said...

mansi..thats some lovely mango dish..so yummy!

Kate / Kajal said...

Instant bliss. I love recipes that are easy to make and taste just as gr8 ! well done with the mascarpone, its my fav. !

Lore said...

Do you read minds Mansi? :)) I love both mango and mascarpone and they work so well in this dessert. YUMMY!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Mascarpone is one of my favorite things on earth. I never turn down a mascarpone dessert. I love mangoes too. This looks like a great dessert for a casual summer dinner party.

Mansi Desai said...

Lore - looks like I do read minds!:) or maybe mango and mascarpone are just too irresistible for everyone!

Kate - yeah, that's one of my fav cheese too!

Sri, susan, rachel, sorina - thanks for the compliments ppl! hope you can get to making this too!)

FoodieFriend said...

Hi Mansi...mascarpone looks yummy....Feeling like having one ...LOL
Happy blogging!

Vcuisine said...

Nice one Mansi. Who can resist this? Viji

Mallika said...

Oh My God! This looks gorgeous. I will definitely try it.

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo yum mascarpone AND condensed milk!! Sounds perfect.

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

Yum Yum .. thatz all i can say. good entry

eliza said...

oh yeah..that's looks so devilishy good! i hope next time you'll make it again with the cake :)

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks wonderful. I love mango, and I wouldn't have thought to use mascarpone in a kulfi.

Vandana said...

I don't have an electric mixer, will this turn out okay with an electric hand blender or just by hand using a whisk?