Fluffy, rich, and delicious, this mousse is a perfectly sweet, authentic Cuban dessert!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Puree the mangoes, honey, and lime juice in a blender or food processor until smooth. Whip the heavy cream to soft peaks, and fold into the mango puree. Beat egg whites in a clean dry bowl until stiff, then stir half into the mango mixture. When well blended, gently fold the remaining egg white into the mousse until no streaks remain.

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Nutrition Facts

186.9 calories; 2 g protein; 15.6 g carbohydrates; 50.9 mg cholesterol; 29.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
A great dessert and so very easy to make! The mango honey lime was a bit too sweet for my taste so i added some lemon juice which gave it a wonderful sweet-tart taste. This recipe can be used for many kinds of fruit. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/27/2010
Quick and easy yes but that's not worth producing a boring dessert. The mango was so diluted with the whipped cream and egg whites that the flavor not to mention the color suffered. The amount of honey didn't seem generous enough so I sweetened the cream with 2 T. of sugar as I whipped it. Even with that I wouldn't call the finished mousse sweet and I can't imagine how even MORE boring and flat this would have been without the additional sweetener. Further I agree with another reviewer who remarked that the texture was "odd" - indeed it was and I agree with her that it is because of the puree which still of course retains fibrous bits of mango. For a succinct way of describing this this tastes like mildly mango flavored non-smooth egg whites. The rich juicy sweet mango would have been infinitely better on its own or even topped with fresh whipped cream. I don't necessarily have to have a rich sweet robustly flavored dessert but this all but put my taste buds to sleep. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
A great dessert and so very easy to make! The mango honey lime was a bit too sweet for my taste so i added some lemon juice which gave it a wonderful sweet-tart taste. This recipe can be used for many kinds of fruit. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
A great dessert and so very easy to make! The mango honey lime was a bit too sweet for my taste so i added some lemon juice which gave it a wonderful sweet-tart taste. This recipe can be used for many kinds of fruit. Read More
(37)
Rating: 2 stars
04/27/2010
Quick and easy yes but that's not worth producing a boring dessert. The mango was so diluted with the whipped cream and egg whites that the flavor not to mention the color suffered. The amount of honey didn't seem generous enough so I sweetened the cream with 2 T. of sugar as I whipped it. Even with that I wouldn't call the finished mousse sweet and I can't imagine how even MORE boring and flat this would have been without the additional sweetener. Further I agree with another reviewer who remarked that the texture was "odd" - indeed it was and I agree with her that it is because of the puree which still of course retains fibrous bits of mango. For a succinct way of describing this this tastes like mildly mango flavored non-smooth egg whites. The rich juicy sweet mango would have been infinitely better on its own or even topped with fresh whipped cream. I don't necessarily have to have a rich sweet robustly flavored dessert but this all but put my taste buds to sleep. Read More
(20)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2009
love this recipe! i've made it half a dozen times or so and it always turns out great and garners many compliments. just thought i'd let everyone know...i sometimes use canned mango puree instead of mangoes if they arent in season. it turns out fabulous that way too. oh yea and i usually refrigerate it for around 3 hours before serving. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2010
This recipe is very easy to make. I did make a few adjustments to it. Instead of honey I used agave nectar and I also added vanilla & sugar to the whipping cream. This entire recipe can be made in the blender as long as you do it in sections. I blended the mango puree first then added the whipping cream and lastly I added the egg white. This mousse is very tasty but more mango would've made it a little better. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/09/2007
Ok so I let it sit in the fridge for an hour... it had an odd texture - probly from the mango... but still... i did NOT like this at all... way too much heavy cream to enjoy the sweetness it should of had Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
Light sweet dessert that pairs nicely with a heavier meal. I would recommend using the large mangoes or double the amount called for if you only have smaller mangoes. It's easy and fast. I served it with a dark chocolate curl on top. It was quite festive Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2011
I disagree with another reviewer who said this was boring flat lacked sweetness and it was lacking in color. If you need the color to be more "mangoish " then just add some food coloring it won't ruin the flavor. I've never had Cuban mango mousse before and just maybe it's not supposed to be super sweet. Just saying.............. I halved the recipe and the only thing I did differently was add a little more lime juice just because I had some extra. If anything I think the lime juice enhanced the mousse's flavor. I thought the texture was fine the flavor mellow and wouldn't hesitate to make this again. A nice light ending to a summer meal! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2007
Lite and easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
This was amazing!!!! I made it for a party and everyone enjoyed this light fluffy fruity treat. It was fast and easy. The only thing i would change is to buy egg whites and not try to do it yourself. It took me forever to seperate and beat the egg whites. But still this was so good and i would recamend it to anyone. I will make this recipe over and over again. Read More
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