This Passion Fruit Mousse is creamy and delicious. This is the perfect dessert for a party.
Esponjados are traditional desserts in Colombia. There are a lot of variations including coffee, lulo, lime, lemon and orange.
Maracuya is a delicious exotic fruit from South America but it’s grown in many countries around the world such as India, Africa, Israel and the United States. I love the combo of tanginess from the passion fruit and sweetness from the condensed milk in this dessert. Use crumbled graham crackers or whipped cream as toppings.
Esponjado de Maracuya or Passion Fruit Recipe
- 1 ½ cup passion fruit puree
- 1 can 14 oz condensed milk
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ¼ 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 passion fruit puree and condensed milk in a blender and blend for about 2 minutes. Add the dissolved gelatin to the blender and blend for 1 more minute.
- In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer beat the heavy cream for about 3 minutes. Fold the whipped cream into the passion fruit 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. Serve with whipped cream or chopped graham crackers on top.
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Oh it looks wonderful Erica!!!!
This looks so yummy! I'm learning so much from you! Thanks for sharing your recipes 🙂
Hmmm, I'd never heard of esponjados, but they look and sound very good and passion fruit is one of those things I gotta try before I die :-p
I'd love to try this passion fruit version, looks yummy!
Your recipes will be the death of my diet. Haha this looks great I love love colombian great recipes and site keep them coming! 🙂
Wow! This looks just amazing and sinful.
Thank you all for the wonderful comments!!!
the epicurean's market
sweet heaven, that looks so good!
Gera @ SweetsFoods
What a beautiful dessert I'd like to try the Maracuya version, must be delicious 🙂
I've never seen anything like this before...looks delicious and creamy : )
I've had this or something like it before, cannot remember the name but it was GOOD!
Can't wait to try this! it looks and sounds delicioso, in the Dominican Republic we call passion fruit, chinola. love sandra g.
Natasha - 5 Star Foodie
How delicious! I love the flavor of passion fruit! The crumbled graham cookies are a great topping!
MMMMMMMMM,...this dessert looks quite fabulous!! I would like to digg in right now!!
mmmmm.....i sure could go for one of those right about now
Oh dear, I would love to have this right now....yum!
Mmm, I love this dessert! The topping looks delicious too!
I have not found passion fruit this year:-( This is such a decadent dessert.
Thank you everyone for visiting!
Where do you get the passion fruit puree? can you use frozen pulp instead?
C- You can use frozen pulp.
Erica made this this yesterday, I love them! and my husband loved them too!
I made this with frozen pulpa. OMG! delicious!
My husband, who hates the texture of puddings/custards, nearly licked the bowl clean. He claims it tastes even better than key lime and I must agree.
I've tried this once at a colombian restaurant and they topped it with guava! Super delicioso