Now grown, and most of us with children (even grandchildren) of our own, the words make perfect sense. Okay, they don't at all. It is still a ridiculous song.
So, yes! We had no mangoes... but we did have pears. And, who really cared about the bananas, anyway?
Pear Honey Lime Mousse
3 medium Comice, Bartlett or Anjou – very ripe – peeled, cored and cubed
2 tablespoons full-flavor honey
juice of 1/2 lime
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon confectioners sugar
1 egg white
Purée the pears, honey, lime juice, sugar, and cinnamon in a blender until smooth. Taste for sweetness and additional sugar, if needed. Whip the heavy cream and confectioners sugar to stiff peaks, and fold into the pear purée. Beat egg whites in a clean dry bowl until stiff, then gently fold the egg white into the mousse until no streaks remain.
Divide among 6 serving bowls and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.