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Mango Lychee Mousse

 Published 2008-Dec-09   Updated 2018-Jun-13

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Mango Lychee Ice Cream, Mango Lychee Pie)

Mango Mousse is one of the go-to desserts that I make whenever I have a party at home. It is so easy to put together even for a large crowd. It can be made the previous day. Mousse is so light and airy that all the guests enjoy eating it after a heavy main course.

There is already a recipe for Mango Pudding shared by my friend Rani. For those who do not know the difference between pudding and mousse, I would like to give a small introduction here, Both pudding and mousse are creamy desserts with differnt flavours depending on the base mix. Pudding has a thicker consistency which comes because of the cornstarch or gelatin added to the base. On the other hand, mousse is light and airy because of the whipped cream or whipped egg whites that is folded in with the base. Here I have used mango puree as the base. Gelatin may or may not be used for setting the mousse.

Coming to my recipe of Mango Mousse, I make it both with canned mangoes as well as fresh mangoes depending on the season. I have shared both methods below. I prefer to make it eggless so that even my vegetarian friends can enjoy. I use gelatin for setting the mouse, which could be replaced with agar agar or veg-friendly mango jelly mix. The next main ingredient is the cream for which we can use heavy whipping cream, double cream or fresh cream with medium to high fat. Amul low fat fresh cream can be used but it does not whip up as nicely as the others with higher fat content.

I love to add Lychee pieces to my mango mousse as it makes a great pair. I love the texture variation when we bite into sweet lychee pieces. You could skiip it if you can't find lychee.So here is my simplest recipe for Mango Lychee Mousse.

Recipe For Mango Lychee Mousse

Preparation Time : 30 minutes
Cooking Time : NIL
Serves : 10 - 12


  • Mango Pulp - 1 can (30 oz)
  • Cool Whip - 1 box (8 oz) ( You can whip up your own cream too)
  • Condensed milk - 1 can (14 oz)
  • Hot water - 1/2 cup
  • Plain gelatin/ Mango jelly - 2 packets (14 gms or about 5 tsp)
  • Lychee - 1 can (chop the lychees into small pieces)


  1. Mix the gelatin/jelly packets in the water and keep stirring it continuously until it is completely dissolved.
  2. Add this to the mango pulp along with the condensed milk and mix it nicely.
  3. Gently fold in the whipped cream with it.
  4. Pour it into individual cups or in a large serving dish and refrigerate it.
  5. After half an hour when the mixture is partially set, gently toss in the lychee pieces.
  6. Continue to refrigerate till it is fully set and serve as a light and finger licking dessert.



  • If you put the same mixture in the freezer, you will get delicious home made mango lychee ice cream
  • Put the mix in a graham cracker pie crust and refrigerate for about 6-8 hours. You have delicious Mango Lychee Pie.

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Comments (12)

Person   ()
Hey Dahlia akka!!

I was just thinking about making this item. Could you let me know what is the quantity of Mango pulp? 1 can = ? oz

Person   ()
Hi Saira, The mango pulp can is the usual size that we get in indian stores. I guess its 30 oz. Do try it. Its one of my favorite desserts.
Person   ()
what is this own cream how it made from. please reply
Person   ()
You get whipping cream in market in liquid form or powder form. If you get the whipping cream in liquid form like a thick milk, add some sugar and keep beating it with a hand blender till it becomes thick like butter. You can also beat it with a spoon but requires lot of effort and patience. If you find whipping cream in powder form, add some cold water and sugar and beat it.
Person   ()
I would like to know the weight of each gelatin packet as we get gelatin in various types of packages. Thank you.
Person   ()
I have used knox gelatin sachet. Usually 1 packet is about 7 gms in weight and has about 2.5 tsp of gelatin powder.
Person   ()
Isn't the 2 packets of gelatin too much. I tried the recipe today and the gelatin was a blob that I could not even mix...
Person   ()
Mix the gelatin in luke warm water. It will easily get dissolved.
Person   ()
I would like to know what is the weight of your 1 can of mango pulp and also how big is your container. Would like to make the mousse for my potluck but not sure how many people it will feed.
Person   ()
Its 30 oz can. The final dish will easily feed a crowd of 15.
Person   ()
Hi mam,

Is there a variation that I can use to this instead of using gelatin since it contains powdered cow bones?

Person   ()
Hi Sush, You can find veg friendly gelatin in some shops. You can also use agar agar.

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