Good Food · Sweet Treats

Persimmon Mousse (A fruity blend of autumn flavours)

What can I say about this recipe? I have quite a few over-ripe persimmons that need eating. Other than making muffins, or sweet breads, I wasn’t sure how else to use them. Then I had an idea, well two, actually.  This is one of them.  The other will be posted soon.

Don’t let the colour put you off.  No, it is not a bright, shiny orange. Or a pale, pastel colour. Rather, since it is autumn, this mousse is a rich rusty colour, and topped with grated dark chocolate, it finishes it off perfectly.

Okay, so this recipe didn’t quite turn out as I had planned.  I got all my ingredients together, and then remembered that my blender is broken. Like in bust. Kaput.

Sad, but true.

So, I had to make another plan, quickly. I winged it, and although this mousse is really good, I would strongly suggest that you use a blender to make it.

Persimmon Mousse (Gluten free, Egg free)

wmpersimmon mousse


  • 1 cup of ripe persimmons (peeled and cut up)
  • 1 teaspoon of dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence (or you could use other)
  • 3 small black-ripe bananas (about 150ml) Use one if you don’t want a strong nana taste
  • Cream or yoghurt for topping

ingredients persimmon mousse


  1. Wash, peel and chop up persimmons (or if yours are over ripe like mine were, they will already be mushy)
  2. Peel bananas and cut up
  3. Place into a medium sized bowl
  4. Use a whisk (blender!) to mix
  5. Pour in vanilla essence and sugar and continue to mix until smooth
  6. Place in a refrigerator for about an hour
  7. Remove, pour over yoghurt or cream and decorate (I used plain yoghurt)
Step 1 - I attempted to whisk
Step 1 – I attempted to whisk

Note: I have a confession to make.  I wasn’t getting the desired texture with a whisk, so I got out my hand mixer, and whizzed it on high for about two minutes, until the fruit was a nice smooth, thick texture. This still didn’t work as well as I know a blender would, since the persimmon will still be a little chunky.  If you like it that way, great. I personally didn’t.

Step 2 - handmixer
Step 2 – handmixer

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