Passion Fruit Yogurt Mousse

This dessert is refreshing, creamy and not too sweet. Just the right treat after dinner! Fresh passion fruit gives it a tangy, yet sweet taste that makes you crave more!

Passion Fruit Yogurt Mousse Recipe

I had my first taste of passion fruit in 2004. I was traveling through New Zealand for a few months and when I visited a beautiful city called Napier on the North Island, I found this lovely ice cream place. They sold passion fruit ice cream which sounded just so interesting! It included the seeds which was even more interesting! And it was DELICIOUS! Even now, 17 years later, I still remember it well.

Passion fruit is not big over here in Germany. I guess it’s because the fruit doesn’t grow here. You can buy passion fruit juice as well as peach & passion fruit yogurt and that’s about it. Which is kind of a shame because passion fruit is amazing!

Have you ever seen the flowers of a passion fruit bush? They are so incredibly beautiful!! They always somehow remind me of fireworks in flower form. I also saw them in New Zealand for the first time. You don’t see them around here. Does passion fruit grow in your country?

I came up with this dessert because my husband really loves passion fruit. Coming from South Africa, he is used to having more passion fruit flavored things. Like these amazing granadilla ice lolllies you get at the beach in Cape Town. Kind of like sherbet on a stick! So good! And we all love yogurt in this family. I prefer plain yogurt because the flavored ones often contain a lot of additives (plus they tend to be too sweet for me). My 5 year old loves strawberry yogurt but ALL things yogurt are great in his eyes.

This Passion Fruit Yogurt Mousse tastes very refreshing and is particulary great for summer. But of course you can eat it all year round! It’s also super easy to make but you have to plan in 3 to 4 hours for it to set in the fridge. So if you want to serve this after dinner, make it in the afternoon at the very latest.

You have to mix yogurt with passion fruit pulp and agave nectar. I like using agave nectar in this recipe because a liquid sweetener gets mixed in much better. And also, agave nectar has a very mild taste so it’s not overpowering as for example maple syrup would be. You could also try using honey if you don’t have agave nectar at home. You then have to mix in gelatin and let it set in the fridge.

In this family, we love the black seeds of passion fruit but naturally by adding them to the mousse there is a certain amount of crunch. Don’t let that put you off! I had several family members try it and they all loved it with the seeds.

Will you be making this dessert for your family and friends soon? Or how about some Chocolate Ice Cream with Jam Sauce?

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Rest Time 4 hrs Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 2


This dessert is refreshing, creamy and not too sweet. Just the right treat after dinner! Fresh passion fruit gives it a tangy, yet sweet taste that makes you crave more!



  1. Put yogurt, agave nectar and the pulp (including the seeds) of 1.5 passion fruits into a bowl together. Mix well. 

  2. According to the package instructions, add the two gelatin sheets into a small pot with 3-4 tbsp of water. Heat on low temperature and whisk until the gelatin is fully dissolved. 

  3. Take the pot off the heat. Add 3 Tbsp of the yogurt mixture and mix well. Add this mixture to the rest of the yogurt mixture in the bowl and mix well. 

  4. Pour into two small glasses or bowls. Top with the pulp of the remaining half passion fruits. Place in the fridge for 3 to 4 hours. Enjoy!

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Andrea Epstein

Hi, I'm Andrea, a full-time food blogger, mother of 1 wonderful son, 2 equally wonderful stepsons and wife to a darling husband. I live in Munich, Germany with my family. I loves traveling, sharing new recipes, and spending time with my family.

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