Coconut Banana Vegan Mousse

Mousse often incorporates gelatin as a setting agent, particularly in fruit-based versions. Since this is a vegan mousse recipe, we’ve substituted agar agar for gelatin, as well as skipping the eggs and dairy cream.


  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 4 cups chopped banana (ripe)
  • 1 tablespoon agar agar powder
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Shaved coconut  and pinch of salt to garnish

Here’s what you do.

  1. Blend bananas until smooth.
  2. Bring water to boil in a pan. Once simmering, add agar agar and whisk for around 5 minutes.
  3. Whip coconut cream with sugar until fluffy in texture.
  4. Slowly whisk together the agar agar, cream and banana.
  5. Divide into serving glasses or bowls, then place in fridge until firm (as a guide, allow 4-6 hours setting time).
  6. To serve, top each serving with a few coconut shavings and a pinch of salt to taste.