Yam Mousse

Yam Mousse

From   Pure Sin

Prep: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Method: Moderate

Course: Dessert

Type: Fusion

The purple yam gives the mousse a lovely colour and a nice texture


  • Purple yam, peeled, cut into chunks and boiled 250 gms
  • Double cream 200 gms
  • Sugar 1 cup
  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 tsp
  • Hazelnuts 1 cup
  • Vermicelli sticks to garnish


  • Put yam chunks in a blender jar, add 1 cup water and grind to a paste.
  • Heat cream in a non-stick pan, add yam paste and mix well. Add fennel seeds and mix well.
  • Add ½ cup sugar, mix well and let the mixture come to a boil. Take the pan off heat and set aside to cool down to room temperature.
  • Heat remaining sugar in another non-stick pan and let it caramelize. Add hazelnuts and mix well.Transfer into a plate and let it cool slightly.
  • Dip the rims of serving glasses in the caramelized mixture.
  • Transfer the mousse into these glasses. Put some caramelized hazelnuts on top of the mousse in each glass.
  • Decorate with vermicelli sticks. Keep the glasses in the refrigerator to chill before serving.