Banana and Vanilla Mousse Cups

banana and vanilla mousse cups

Banana and vanilla mousse cups

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This dessert recipe is perfect for when you want a light treat. The mousse cups are made from bananas and vanilla, with a chocolate topping.
Servings: 4
Calories: 115


  • 7 floz semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 vanilla pod split in half lengthways
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cornflour blended with a little cold water
  • 8 3/4 oz peeled weight banana, cut into 1/8 inch slices
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 gelatine leaf soaked in cold water
  • 2 medium egg whites

for the decoration

  • 1/4 tsp cocoa powder
  • 4 fresh mint leaves


  • Pour the milk into a small saucepan and add the vanilla pod and extract. Bring to the boil. Gradually add the cornflour mixture, stirring constantly, and cook until thickened. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Divide a third of the banana slices between four 250 ml (9 fl oz) glasses or cups.
  • Remove the vanilla pod from the thickened milk and add the remaining banana slices. Using a hand-held electric blender, blend the mixture until smooth, or use a food processor.
  • Put the sugar and water into a separate small saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil for 1 1/2 minutes, then remove from the heat and stir in the soaked gelatine leaf.
  • In a large, very clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form, then whisk in the gelatine mixture. Using a metal spoon, gently fold in the banana mixture, being careful not to knock out the air in the whisked egg whites.
  • Pour the mixture over the sliced banana in the glasses or cups and place in the fridge to set for about 40 minutes.
  • To serve, lightly dust with cocoa powder and decorate with mint.


These cups can also be served lightly frozen on a hot summer's day. Just pop them into the freezer for 20 - 25 minutes before serving.
Calories: 115 kcal
Carbohydrates: 22 g
Protein: 5 g
Fat: 1g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 4 mg
Sodium: 52 mg
Potassium: 326 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 13 g
Vitamin A: 135 IU
Vitamin C: 6 mg
Calcium: 69 mg
Iron: 1 mg
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