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Banana Bread Ras Malai Mousse

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian, Indian Fusion
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Nisha
When Banana Bread Pudding meets Ras Malai, and this is how Banana Bread Ras Malai Mousse was born. A tale of two desserts! This dessert is a delicious twist on two classics, you'll win both the western and eastern palettes.
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for liquid ras malai

  • 2 cups whole milk organic grass-fed
  • 2 pinches of saffron
  • 1 tablespoon cashews chopped
  • 1 tablespoon almonds chopped
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom

for whipped cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream or heavy cream

make ras malai mousse

  • prepared whipped cream
  • 1 cup ras malai liquid divided
  • few strands saffron
  • ½ tablespoon sugar more or less if need be

to layer

  • 2 nilla wafers at the bottom
  • 3 banana slices
  • 1 large spoonful of ras malai mousse more or less
  • 2 nilla wafers
  • 3-4 banana slices
  • 1 large spoonful of ras malai mousse more or less


Prepare the liquid part of the Ras Malai

  • Begin by heating whole milk on medium heat in a nonstick pot. I love Ballarini PFOA-FREE.
  • The milk should be boiling 5 minutes later.
  • At this time add a few strands of saffron. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime, chop almonds and cashews.
  • Add the almonds and cashews to the milk.
  • Stir and gently scrape the sides of the pan to ensure the 'malai' cream is not wasted.
  • Immediately add sugar. I added 3 tablespoon which was enough for me, you can add a little more if you wish. Boil for 5 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally. Notice little bits of 'malai' forming in the milk. Allow this mixture to thicken up for another 5 minutes.
  • Add ground cardamom.
  • Stir. Notice the milk mixture has reduced to half. Scrape the sides to make sure none of the malai is wasted.
  • Transfer Ras Malai mixture to a bowl. Let it cool for 30 minutes, then place into the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Prepare the Whipped Cream

  • Place the mixing bowl into the refrigerator for 30 minutes before starting. Add cold heavy whipping cream to the cold mixing bowl.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the whipping cream on low-medium speed, and slowly increase. This is what you should have 2 minutes later.
  • Two minutes later you'll notice the cream mixture starting to thicken up.
  • Another minute or two later, you should have whipped cream. Make sure stiff peaks have formed. DO NOT OVERMIX ELSE YOU WILL END UP WITH BUTTER.

Blend it all - Make Ras Malai Mousse

  • Add ½ cup of the ras malai mixture to the whipped cream.
  • Beat with an electric mixer for a minute max.
  • Add another ½ cup of the ras malai mixture. There should be no more mixture left or very little leftover.
  • Beat for another minute ensuring the mousse stays light and airy, but does not turn into butter.
  • Add a few strands of saffron for color and flavor.
  • I also added ½ tablespoon of sugar for a little more sweetness, you can add none or a little more.
  • Mix well. This is the desired texture. It should look like whipped mousse, not super light like whipped cream, but slightly thick and creamy.
  • This is Ras Malai Mousse (without the banana bread part). You can serve as is.


  • You'll need Nilla Wafers and a banana that is not too ripe.
  • Slice the banana into quarter-inch slices.
  • Line up your dessert cups.
  • Place 2 nilla wafers at the bottom.
  • Followed by 3 banana slices.
  • Top with a big spoonful of the ras malai mousse.
  • Place 2 more nilla wafers over the mousse.
  • Add 3-4 banana slices.
  • Top with more mousse.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place the Banana Bread Ras Malai Mousse in the fridge for at least 6 hours before eating.


  • Garnish with crumbs of Nilla Wafers, a sliced banana, and vrak (Indian silver foil). Place in the fridge until the mousse thickens up some more. Serve cold!


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 547IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg