Friday, October 11, 2019

Easy Passion Fruit Whip #FreakyFruitsFriday

Disclosure:  I received product from Melissa's Produce who is sponsoring this event for use in the recipes I am sharing.  I received no monetary compensation. All writings, opinions and content of this blog are strictly my own.

This fun sweet and tart dessert is easy to make and delicious to eat. It does take a little time but most of it is hands off time.  There is very little actual work in this dish.

This is my recipe for the second celebration of Freaky Fruits Friday.......

My friend Cam of Culinary Adventures with Camilla, once again teamed up with the wonderful folks at Melissa's Produce for a fun event that she calls Freaky Fruits Friday.  We are sharing recipes made from unusual and fun fruits for three consecutive weeks.

We started last week and I shared this recipe for a Shrimp Stir Fry that included both Cherimoya and Strawberry Papaya.  It was wonderful.

I have been using the fruit for recipes created for other events as well.  The blood oranges made a perfect vinaigrette and addition to this salad that I shared for Improv Cooking Challenge on Wednesday and the Pomegranate mixed with apples made a perfect salsa for these Shrimp Tacos that I served up for National Taco Day.

Today's recipe features Passion Fruit.  That pulp inside and the seeds are the edible part of this fruit.  I used it to make juice which is the base of this dessert  

Let's see what the others brought to the party today and then I will share my fun dessert.......

I started by making Passion Fruit Juice needed for the base of this recipe.  I don't know if you can find passion fruit juice at the market, I have never looked, but the recipe from Epicurious just calls for passion fruit juice, so I imagine so.  If not, no worries, I am going to tell you right now how to make your own.

To make this juice you simply cut 2 or 3 passion fruit in half and scoop the pulp into a heavy duty blender.  Add 2 cups of water and 3/4 c. sugar.  Puree until smooth, taste and add more water if too thick and more sugar if too tart.  Refrigerate until well chilled.  I made mine the day prior to the rest of the recipe.  

I left all the seeds in the pureed juice.  They are edible and I knew I was using it for a recipe.  If you just want juice to drink you may want to strain them out.  I love the little flecks of seeds in this whip though.

When ready to make the whip, take one cup of the juice and put it in a saucepan with sugar.  Bring it to a boil and stir until the sugar is dissolved.  Take the other cup of juice and sprinkle it with a packet of powdered gelatin.  Let it set for 1 minute and then pour the hot juice into the cold.  Stir and place back in the refrigerator for an hour until it starts to set.

When it is still slightly wobbly, remove from the refrigerator and stir with a spatula, scraping up any bits of gelled juice in the bottom of the bowl.

Whip the cream and then fold it into the passion fruit gelatin.  Divide between 6 small bowls, cover and place into the refrigerator for another hour or two, until completely set.

I have had so much fun with these Freaky Fruits provided by Melissa's Produce.  I know that most of them can be found in your international marketplaces but I may never have tried them.  I'm so happy to have been given this opportunity.

#desserts, #passionfruit, #whippedcream, #gelatin
Yield: 6 servings

Passion Fruit Whip

This fun sweet and tart dessert is easy to make and delicious to eat.


  • 2 c. passion fruit juice, well chilled
  • 3 T. sugar
  • 2 1/2 t. powdered gelatin
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream, whipped
  • Berries for garnish, if desired


How to cook Passion Fruit Whip

  1. Place 1 cup of juice into a sauce pan with the sugar.  Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.  
  2. Meanwhile, place the second cup of juice into a bowl and sprinkle with the gelatin.  Let set for a minute to bloom.
  3. Pour the hot juice into the cold and stir to combine.  Place into the refrigerator for an hour or so, until it starts to set but is still wiggly.
  4. Stir with a spatula, scraping up any gelled juice in the bottom that hasn't been incorporated.  Add the whipped cream and fold into the gelatin until fully incorporated.  
  5. Divide between 6 small serving dishes and chill for about 2 hours, until completely set.
  6. Garnish with fresh berries, if desired.


Adapted from a recipe found at Epicurious. com
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  1. What a fun little mousse! I can't wait to try this, Wendy. Thanks for sharing.

    1. It turned out more jello like than mousse like but it was still good.

  2. What a fun way to enjoy the passion fruit. It looks delicious!

  3. What a neat recipe! You are so creative with the freaky fruits!

  4. This is such a fun and easy recipe that I bet kids and adults would enjoy

  5. The recipe sounds good but I have to admit that fruit does not look very appetizing.

    1. It is a freaky fruit, however I love how some of the participants used it in different ways. It tastes good it is just strange to us I think

  6. I like the idea of making and using the passion fruit as a juice! So versatile!

  7. I'm loving all the freaky fruit recipes and this one with passion fruit is on my list now to make ASAP

  8. This looks like a fun recipe to try!
    I've drunk passion fruit juice from cartons before, but never started with the actual fruit. I imagine this dessert could be adapted to different juiced fruits?

  9. This passion fruit whip looks like a lovely, light dessert!


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