Guava Coconut Mousse

Guava Coconut Mousse recipe imageThe tantalizing smell of guavas filled my home as my hubby walked through the door.

“Look what my friend gave me,” he said beaming, holding up a bucket full of this tender fruit we love so much.

Yum!

As delicious as they are there was no way we could eat all of them before the spoiled so I froze a few and decided to make a mousse we could enjoy at dinner time.

I chose a handful of ripe guavas and made a purée then removed the seeds before adding whipped coconut cream.

This was the  most tedious part of making this mousse. I used a mesh colander to achieve this, You could use a cheesecloth or slotted spoon as well.

I chose to use coconut cream for this light and fragrant dessert since my daughter is now a vegan. Coconut cream does not whip up into a thick cream the way milk does but it is light and lovely!

If you are looking for a slightly thicker dessert you can add 1/2 a cup of cashews soaked overnight in 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Blend until smooth and fold in to the  mousse.

Lemon zest brings out the flavor of the guavas and the maple syrup added just a touch of sweetness.   The flavor pops even more the next day so I recommend refrigerating the mousse for at least a couple of hours before serving.

I made a coulis of organic strawberries and raspberries to drizzle over the mousse. This was the perfect compliment to an already delicious treat!

Enjoy!

Guava Coconut Mousse recipe image
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Guava Coconut Mousse with Berry Coulis

a simple and delicious guava mousse with fabulous flavor!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Valerie Remy-Milora

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 large ripe guavas
  • 11/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • *optional 1/2 cup cashews soaked in coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Scoop flesh out of guavas and place in blender.
  2. Blend until you get a smooth purée
  3. Pass purée through a sieve, slotted spoon or colander to remove seeds.
  4. Whip coconut cream, coconut milk and maple syrup together.
  5. Fold in guava purée and lemon zest.
  6. Pour into individual ramekins or a glass bowl and refrigerate for a couple of hours.

 

Comments

  1. Susan Broughton says:

    I have always liked the taste of Guavas but where I live I can not get them anymore. This recipe sounds really delicious!

  2. alicia szemon says:

    yum! anything coconut is always good(;

  3. This sounds delicious and thank you for sharing.

  4. Sarah Phillips says:

    I’ve never had guava before, but after seeing this recipe, I’m dying to try it! This looks like a delicious and pretty much guilt-free snack. I’m a huge fan of coconut and the thought of guava coconut mousse had my mouth watering! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

  5. Maria Montero says:

    I love guavas, and this recipe is another way to enjoy them 🙂

  6. clojo9372 says:

    This looks amazing! Guava and coconut are tropical fruits so I can imagine how good they taste together. I can envision myself eating this at night on some beach resort. Oh, what a fantasy! LOL! 🙂

  7. This looks so good, thanks for sharing.

  8. Stephanie says:

    I haven’t tried guava yet, but I like alot of tropical fruits.

  9. denise low says:

    Thank you for sharing. I would love to try this one out.

  10. Amber Ludwig says:

    Mmmmm!!! I love guava!!! Seriously like a vacation for my mouth!! This recipe sounds just amazing!!

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