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Recipe | Easy Pomegranate and Coconut Milk Mousse’ – A Quick & Healthy Vegan Dessert

19 August 2012 26 Comments

Healthy pomegranate dessert

Desserts are made of sugar and love”  No wonder most of us like to round off their meals with something sweet. In my house most of the times it is a seasonal fruits or even a hot cup of green tea. During weekdays it is either Indian dessert, baked cheesecakes or just a simple and easy fruity dessert like this Pomegranate Mousse’ I made yesterday to end a cozy family dinner.

Mousse is normally made with whipped cream which is slightly heavy for my system. I tend to replace the milk cream with either thick yogurt or cream of coconut in the recipe. Pomegranate Mousse with coconut milk is light, airy and quite easy to make.

Recipe | Easy Pomegranate and Coconut Milk Mousse' - A Quick & Healthy Dessert

I wanted to make the Mousse with deep red seedless Pomegranate variety, but could not find it. Nevertheless this variety did not disappoint me. I got a good color for my Mousse.

Recipe | Easy Pomegranate and Coconut Milk Mousse' - A Quick & Healthy Dessert

Pomegranate juice, coconut milk cream….

Ingredients;

(serve 4)

  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. agar agar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp. mixed fruit jam (optional)
Recipe | Easy Pomegranate and Coconut Milk Mousse' - A Quick & Healthy Dessert

Standing pretty…

Method; Cut Pomegranate into half  and tap it lightly with a spoon and collect the seeds in a bowl. Blend all the seeds quickly in a blender and strain the juice with a strainer.

Mix agar-agar crystals in 1/4th cup of coconut milk and simmer it over medium flame for about 3-4 minutes. Take off the flame and let it cool. Take care to stir the mixture continuously so that the agar crystals melt.

Keep 4 small serving glasses ready.

Recipe | Easy Pomegranate and Coconut Milk Mousse' - A Quick & Healthy Dessert

Ariel view…

Add powder sugar, vanilla extract and pomegranate juice in the rest of the coconut milk and mix well and pour it into the coconut milk and agar mixture.  Swirl deep red fruity jam in the mousses mix with a spoon.

Recipe | Easy Pomegranate and Coconut Milk Mousse' - A Quick & Healthy Dessert

You can set the Mousse in a container and serve it into bowls later or set the Mousse into fancy individual glasses and refrigerate. Mousse requires 5-6 hours to set completely.

Recipe | Easy Pomegranate and Coconut Milk Mousse' - A Quick & Healthy Dessert

Garnish the pomegranate mousse with a few pomegranate seeds and serve it chill.

Recipe | Easy Pomegranate and Coconut Milk Mousse' - A Quick & Healthy Dessert

I poured a little pomegranate juice at he bottom before filling it with mousse to give a dramatic look…

Recipe | Easy Pomegranate and Coconut Milk Mousse' - A Quick & Healthy Dessert

Two is company…

Mousse with coconut cream; If you wish to avoid agar-agar in the recipe use coconut cream to make this Mousse. Keep the coconut milk sachet in refrigerator overnight, this will make the thick coconut cream separate from the liquid. Cut the coconut milk sachet carefully not to re mix the cream and liquid again. Remove the coconut cream set over and place it in a bowl. Whip the coconut cream with a fork and mix pomegranate juice in the cream. Set it for 6-7 hours and serve chilled.

Recipe | Easy Pomegranate and Coconut Milk Mousse' - A Quick & Healthy Dessert

Slurrrpppp…..

Mango, berries and even Chickoo (Sapodilla) makes a scrumptious Mousse. Try variations using fruits of your choice and enjoy this slightly healthier Mousse recipe than the traditional rich creamy one. Isn’t it a coincidence that Stressed spelled backwards is desserts!

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Notes;

  1. If you wish to avoid sugar add agave syrup or honey and increase the agar-agar a little bit to set the Mousse firm.
  2. You can use fresh milk cream also to make this pomegranate mousse recipe.
  3. I added the jam just to give a dramatic look while serving the same to my children, yes they do eat with their eyes first.
  4. I used the coconut milk sold in tetra packs.

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26 Comments »

  • Divya said:

    Pics are absolutely gorgeous!
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  • dassana@veg recipes of india said:

    gorgeous and lovely… pics as well as the dessert. healthy as well.
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  • Anamika @ madcookingfusions said:

    This looks so refreshing …give me PINK :)!!!!
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  • Sayantani said:

    lovely dessert and such a pretty colour. love mousse and making it with coconut cream is a very good idea. never tried doing it this way.

  • Faith said:

    This is really a work of art — what a gorgeous shade of pink it is! I love how we both posted on mousse, great minds really do think alike, my friend. :)
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  • mjskit said:

    When I was a kid and the pomegranates were ripe, my hands stayed purple. :) Aside from being a beautiful sweet treat, it sounds absolutely delicious! I’ve never worked with agar agar but I’ve been seeing it in a dessert treat here and there. Guess it’s time to give it a try because I love a fabulous mouse like this one! If it is a all possible, you outdid yourself with these pictures!!! You need to give styling classes!
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  • rebecca said:

    wow what a pretty dessert and your pictures just get better and better
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  • Vimitha said:

    Healthy and yummy mousse.. Nice flavors
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  • Nami | Just One Cookbook said:

    Oh yes, slurp is right!!! I’d easily finish a couple of these in a few seconds! :D I love all of your shots here… I try to pick my favorite but it’s so hard (but love the one with blue board). Great summer treat! :-)
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  • Priya said:

    Elegant mousse, lovely clicks..
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  • Arch said:

    Brilliant pictures and what an idea ! I’d never imagine pomegranate and coconut milk together…lovely one Sanjeeta
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  • chinmayie @ love food eat said:

    I have been wanting to experiment with agar agar for way too long and I have a packet of it sitting in my pantry from months :) Thanks for sharing this recipe and inspiring me :)
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  • Sharmilee said:

    Yummy dessert, finger licking good…Nice clicks too!
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  • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake said:

    That mousse looks gorgeous! Love the colours and looks very refreshing and delicious as well. Good pairing of flavours! :)
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  • kankana said:

    I like the idea of making it with coconut milk. That will make it light and more airy. Love the color :)
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  • Javelin Warrior said:

    This mousse looks so deliciously creamy – and I love the swirled contrast between the coconut cream and the pomegranate! What a beautiful dessert… I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and thanks for the inspiration…
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  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said:

    I’m a huge fan of coconut, anything and everything. This recipe looks delish!
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  • Malathy Badri said:

    Pictures are out of the world. Choosing a pink napkin to pace the milkshake glass is brilliant.

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Malathy, thanks!

  • indiamap said:

    Yes the pictures are absolutely gorgeous.

  • lakshmi balasubramanian said:

    wow its really yummy with coconut milk. thanks a lot for this receipe and also the pictures are very loverly too.

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Lakshmi, thanks!

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  • mjaayka said:

    very nice drink for summer…thanks for sharing

  • rohan said:

    Very wonderful drink and your picture is amazing.

  • Terra said:

    I almost picked up some pomegranates yesterday! Your recipe sounds refreshing, healthy, and delicious:-) I cannot have a lot of dairy, so this is a perfect recipe for me:-) Yum, Hugs, Terra

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