Esponjado de Mandarina is a Colombian style tangerine mousse. This dessert is light, creamy and refreshing.
Esponjado de Mandarina or Tangerine Esponjado
- 1 ½ cup fresh tangerine juice
- Zest from 1 tangerine
- 1 can 14 oz condensed milk
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 tbsp unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ cup sugar
- 3 egg whites
- In a small pot add the water and gelatin. Over medium heat let it cook for about 2 minutes or until the gelatin dissolves.
- Place the tangerine juice and condensed milk in a blender and blend for about 2 minutes. Add the dissolved gelatin to the blender and blend for 1 minute more. Add the tangerine zest and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the heavy cream for about 3 minutes. Fold the whipped cream into the tangerine mixture.
- Using an electric mixer beat the egg whites and sugar in a clean bowl until stiff.
- Add half of the egg whites to the mixture, gently folding to incorporate them. Don't overwork the mixture. Add the rest of the whites and fold the mixtures together.
- Spoon the mixture into individual serving glasses or bowls and refrigerate for about 5 hours or overnight.
This mousse recipe is made with fresh tangerine, heavy cream, sweet condensed milk, unflavored gelatin, sugar and egg whites. I love tangerines so is not a surprise that tangerine desserts are on my list of favorite treats. Esponjado is a traditional Colombian dessert and there are many variations such as passion fruit, lime, coffee and more.
Esponjado has a mousse texture and is light, fluffy, creamy and rich. It is one of those perfect desserts, simple and easy to make, but absolutely delicious. My husband said that this Tangerine Esponjado was one of the best desserts he ever had. Enjoy it!
With tangerines - we have so many fresh ones coming from our CSA that this looks like th perfect way to use them. Thanks for the idea.
This sounds so creamy and refreshing! It's a rather dreary day today but the thought of having a spoonful of this dessert makes it feel a little brighter.
Erica esto se ve absolutamente delicioso. Look amazing dear! gloria
Me encantan las mandarinas!
This looks like the perfect dessert to brighten a dull winter day!
That looks better than ice cream!
Thank you guys 😉
Anything with condensed milk is a killer dessert. Love your mousse and we all like tangerines around here. I also have some passion fruit puree in the freezer, I bet it would be delicious in this recipe!
Erica, a mi esposo le encantan las mandarinas, y esto se ve riquisimo
Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction
Sounds delicious and refreshing! Love your pictures and the beautiful contrast of colors from the tangerine peel!
Oh! I can almost taste this dessert...yummie, condense milk and tangerine...very tasty indeed 🙂
Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home
The Colombian restaurant by my apartment has such crappy desserts - they need to make this (or really, I need to make this!) I've never made a mousse with condensed milk...what a fresh way to use winter citrus - must try!
Mmm...! Está diciendo ¡Cómeme!
Que pinta más buena que tiene.
I love how this looks so creamy, yet light and refreshing at the same time. I love tangerines too and I've been eating them like crazy lately! When I pick up some more I'll have to make this!
Coming to your blog, I always learn about something completely new. Citrus desserts are my fav and I have never seen this before.
Yum, this looks absolutely wonderful. I love condensed milk, so I'll defintiely try this one. Also, just left you an award on my blog to pick up. I don't mind at all if you aren't into these things and don't pick it up, just think of it as an e-hug 🙂
Shaz-Thank yo so much for the award. I appreciate it!
Love gelatine based desserts and this mousse sounds perfect.
We get a lot of mandarins here during the chinese new year, can I use that instead?
Peanutts- I didn't try Chinese mandarins.
Oh Erica, you have touched a nerve! I could live on that Mojo marinade I made at my son's, and now seeing this citrus peel just brings back the memory of that, and the memory of zesty oranges, juice squirting, dripping down our chin, an aroma delight I have enjoyed since childhood. The smell would suit me as a perfume...
Oooh, I've never heard of this dessert! It sound slike my kind of dessert... creamy and sweet. The tangerine must make this quite refreshing!
Yum! i love citrus desserts because they never taste extremely heavy the way some desserts can. This looks fantastic!
Thank you everyone for the comments!
Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen
It looks so wonderful and creamy! I have never had a tangerine flavored dessert - besides of course tangerines themselves.
OMG this sounds and looks so beautiful. I love anything citrusy. Really like it that you added the zest too.