What do you do with papaya? Make this quick and easy vegan papaya mousse recipe. It is so easy to make and takes only 5 ingredients.
What do you do if someone gives you free papaya? Well, I made dessert out it!
I made this dessert in less than 10 minutes. Isn’t that awesome? It took longer to soak the cashews and cranberries than to make this mousse.
Making desserts is one of my weakest skills. In the past, I have belly-ached about it, like when I made this strawberry cupcake recipe. It comes down to:
1) I don’t have the patience it takes to make a good dessert.
2) I don’t have the eagle-eye for making intricate desserts
So, (I am not embarrassed to say) I am always looking for shortcuts when making desserts. When I made this Berry Ice Cream, I didn’t use an ice-cream maker. No churn ice cream is right up my alley. Also, I prefer making frozen yogurts because they require almost no effort
If you are looking for quick dessert ideas and healthy dessert idea, I think you will love this papaya mousse recipe. First, I used cashews instead of any heavy milks or cream. Also, I use coconut palm sugar because it is healthier than refined sugar.
All I did was blend all the ingredients together and the ate it. I ate a couple spoons right of the blender because it smelt so good!
Personally, I am not a huge fan of papayas, but, I eat them for only one reason. The list of papaya benefits is loooong. Cancer fighter, free radicals fighter, inflammation fighter and so much more.
I like having papaya in my corner!
When shopping for a papaya, look for one that hard when press it. I let it sit outside for a day before cutting it. Sometimes, I cut it into cubes and top it with little maple syrup + a little yogurt. That is perfect healthy afternoon snack.
I have seen some that will dry it in a dehydrator and eat it as papaya chips. Great! I just made myself hungry thinking about it!
So, what is your favorite way to eat papaya?
Vegan Papaya Mousse Dessert
Papaya Mousse Made With 5 ingredients
- 2 Tbsp cashew halves
- 2 Tbsp dried cranberries
- ½ papaya medium sized
- 2 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
- 2 Tbsp Almond slices
- lime zest for garnish (optional)
- Soak cashews and cranberries in warm water for 15 minutes
- Remove seeds from papaya and cut into rough cubes
- In a blender, add sugar and papaya
- Drain the soaked cranberries and cashews before adding to the blender
- Blend on very low speed for about 2 minutes
- Finally, blend on high speed for 2 minutes or until it is smooth. By smooth, I mean smooooooooth.
- Transfer to mini trifle cups and chill for about 15 minutes
- Top with Almond slices and lime zest
AMANDA WALKER says
II had a mango which needed using right away, so added this to the papaya. Did not add sugar, but instead a small amount of Stevia to sweeten it.
Healing Tomato says
Stevia is PERFECT for this chutney. Thanks for the wonderful suggestion. I am trying to stay away from traditional sugar too, so, stevia is what I would use.
I never thought to make anything with papaya…it is such a sweet fruit and I love this idea for a mousse. Can’t wait to give it a try!
Healing Tomato says
Thank you, Sandi.
Debra C. says
This is totally up my alley, I don’t have the patience for intricate desserts either – fabulous fresh fruit blended up? Yes! Slightly sweetened with the crunchy nuts on top, it sounds just perfect!