This mousse. Is so good!
I am tempted to just not say another word – because the quicker you make this mousse and eat it the better for everyone concerned.
But! I think some background info is in order.
What Are Tamarillos?
First up – tamarillos are a drop shaped fruit with a red skin – prevalent in the southern hemisphere. They grow practically wild, and bear buckets upon buckets full of fruit every season.
The skin is pretty bitter, and many people get put off of them by biting into the fruit whole. Don’t do this. It is the insides you are after.
How to Use Tamarillos?
Usually we eat the tamarillos from the farm just as they are. For breakfast!
But there are so many – I felt that it was my absolute duty to come up for a recipe which would really utilise their tangy flavor. First up I did a smoothie bowl. YUM! Creamy, tangy, tart, sweat… I will post it soon – but I just had to get this mousse recipe to you immediately, no delays.
Usually people make tamarillo jams, chutneys and preserves and use them in sweet and sour flavored meat dishes. But none of these were rocking my boat.
So after the smoothie success I did some mental scheming, and came up with this what you see here. Just go and make it. If you can get your hands on some tamarillos – just do it.
Tangy Tamarillo MoussePrint This
- 30 tamarillos
- 5 heaped tablespoons coconut oil
- 4 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
- Halve the tamarillos.
- Squeeze out the centres into a bowl.
- Add the coconut oil and honey.
- Blend all ingredients together well. I used my trusty blender stick. You will probably be left with some remains of pips. These you can sieve out if desired.
- Once you have finished blending and sieving, spoon or pour into ramekins.
- Refrigerate for about 45 minutes or until set.
To jazz up these mousse ramekins, you could serve them as a dessert with whipped cream. Or enjoy plain as a breakfast treat! : )
You can adjust the the honey quantity up or down depending on your taste. I preferred it on the tart side, but if you are a sweet tooth, then a little extra honey will merely act to heighten the flavor and sweetness.