Coconut mousse is increasingly appearing in our kitchens. Along with him, questions arise: What is it? How to use it? What are the best coconut mousse recipes? This post collects all information in one place.
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What is coconut mousse
Coconut mousse is made by grinding coconut flesh. You could say that this is a kind of coconut-only peanut butter. Coconut mousse can also be compared to coconut jam, only without sugar.
Real coconut mousse should not contain any additives, such as sugar and other preservatives, stabilizers or dyes.
At room temperature, coconut mousse has a rather firm consistency. After gently heating, it becomes a thick cream (later on, you will learn how to dissolve the mousse).
Coconut is quite an oily nut, which is why coconut mousse naturally contains a lot of coconut oil. Due to the lack of additives, this oil separates over time on the surface of the mousse. This is a natural phenomenon and should not be feared. This top layer is virgin coconut oil.
Coconut mousse vs coconut paste
Coconut mousse and coconut paste are names that are used interchangeably for the same product. In Poland, we do not have a long tradition of using coconut products, therefore there is no single common name for this product. The most commonly used names are coconut mousse, coconut paste, coconut pulp and coconut butter. All these names are Polish translations of creamed coconut :)
How to dissolve coconut mousse?
The easiest way to dissolve the coconut mousse is to boil two glasses of water in a pot, turn off the heat and put the mousse jar in for 5 minutes. Then pull out the jar and mix. The mousse will be liquid.
Is it mold on the surface of the mousse?
Coconut naturally contains a lot of fat, so the mousse made from it is also quite a fatty product. Real coconut mousse should not contain any additives , so it will stratify over time. It is a natural and harmless process. It does not affect the quality and taste of the product. When it forms at the very beginning, it appears punctually and for a first time contact with coconut mousse it may look like mold. However, it's not mold, it's virgin coconut oil.
In a mousse that has been standing on a shelf for several months on the surface of coconut mousse, there can be even a centimeter layer of virgin coconut oil.
How to use coconut mousse?
My favorite use of coconut mousse is sweet cake topping. Prepare your favorite pancakes, pancakes, omelette or other pies. Put a couple of tablespoons of the mousse on and wait a minute. The coconut mousse will melt from the temperature of the cakes and after a while it will melt beautifully into the cakes. This is my favorite use of coconut mousse.
Homemade milk / coconut milk
Often I just need a little coconut milk for a specific dish and the whole can is too much for me. This is where coconut mousse comes in handy. By using coconut mousse, you can prepare exactly as much milk as you need.
You can prepare the coconut mousse milk in two ways:
- In a blender, blend 65g of coconut mousse (about 7-8 tablespoons) with a glass of water and ready. The exact proportion is 25g of coconut mousse for every 100ml of water. It is best to use water at room temperature or slightly warm.
- When you want to cook porridge or rice with coconut milk. Just add a couple of tablespoons of coconut mousse to the cooking rice / porridge. Wait a few seconds, the coconut mousse will melt by itself and you have the coconut milk ready. Very often, this is how I start preparing my porridge.
Millet rafaello - coconut mousse dessert
This dessert is a real hit! Check out the rafaello millet recipe.
Coconut mousse and coconut oil
Are you wondering what is the difference between coconut mousse and coconut oil? Coconut mousse and coconut oil seem to be similar products, but they are very different from each other.
- Coconut oil is only the fat itself, pressed from coconut. It is used for frying and as a cosmetic for skin and hair.
- Coconut mousse is the ground up of the whole coconut, so it is not suitable for frying. Coconut mousse is used as a topping for sweet cakes. As a base for homemade coconut milk and an ingredient in desserts.
How to store coconut mousse?
Coconut mousse can be stored at room temperature . Unless you eat it with a spoon straight from the jar, then it's a good idea to keep it in the refrigerator. Note, coconut mousse straight from the refrigerator has a rather firm consistency. Once opened, the coconut mousse jar can be stored until the end of its use-by date.
Where to buy coconut mousse?
Our BIO Coconut Mousse can be found in every Rossmann store in the health food section. Look for a yellow jar on the shelf, there will be colored jars among others. Our organic coconut mousse costs PLN 14.99 in rossmann for a 250g jar. With the Rossmann app, it can often be purchased cheaper.
In the largest Carrefour stores , you will also find our coconut mousse in the organic department.
In our online store you will find organic coconut mousse in various weights. Including large - more economical packaging at a better price. I invite you to ekogram.pl
In Krakow, in Salwator, we have our company store. In which we have a large supply of coconut mousse. I invite you: Plac Na Stawach 10.
Which coconut mousse to choose?
It is worth paying attention to whether the mousse has an ecological certificate . Thanks to this, we will not find coconut mousse made of sulfurized coconuts. See the ingredients list, there shouldn't be any additives other than coconut pulp. In my opinion, the coconut mousses from the Philippines and Sri Lanka are the tastiest.