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Kenyan Christmas dessert – White Sweet potato mousse with Mango Ginger sauce

As Christmas is just about the corner, Gillian Lwangu Piroth, a Kenyan Chef based in Frankfurt, Germany shares with us as a special Kenyan Christmas dessert recipe – White Sweet potato mousse with Mango Ginger sauce, which you should try and serve to your family and guests this Christmas.


500g white sweet potatoes
1tbsp coconut cream
2tbsp Agave syrup or honey
1 pinch of cardamom powder
1/2 tsp crushed fresh ginger root
1 pinch of salt
1tbsp lemon juice
2 packs of Vanilla sugar
250ml dairy cream
1 pinch of cinnamon


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into big pieces or cubes.
  2. Boil the sweet potatoes in water until soft. Drain water from the sweet potatoes then add coconut cream, Agave syrup, ginger, cardamom, salt and lemon juice into a blender. Blend the mixture until smooth. If you use Thermomix you will achieve the results in 30sec. Put mixture aside to cool.
  3. Take another mixture bowl, add in dairy cream, cinnamon, vanilla sugar and with a hand mixer, mix the mixture until stiff.
  4. Mix the potato mixture and cream together. Fill the mixture in dessert glasses, top it with mango sauce and keep in the fridge before serving.

Mango sauce

250g mango pieces
2tsp crushed ginger

Blend the ingredients in a blender until smooth then serve it with your sweet potato mousse.

The author, Chef Gillian Lwangu Piroth, is the Founder and CEO of My Ethnic Cooking & Catering (MEC), the first African cooking school in Germany registered in Eschborn, Frankfurt.

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