Maui Newsletter: April 2023

What Do Sunsets Have to Do With Real Estate?

What Do Sunsets Have to Do With Real Estate?

What Do Sunsets Have to Do With Real Estate?

If you’re new to the Kaanapali Luxury Living newsletter, you may have wondered why so much of our real estate newsletter isn’t directly about, well, real estate. That’s why we occasionally like to explain why.

Yes, we offer amazing properties, with lovely ocean views, beautiful sunsets and great weather. But for us – as residents as well as realtors – Maui is so much more. Life on Maui, whether it’s full-time or just a few months – offers a sense of community that isn’t always available in more populated or mainstream locations. When you spend significant time on this island, you become connected. You get to know your neighbors. You learn where you can buy the “just caught” ahi. You decide that Lahaina Grill is your favorite “special dinner” restaurant. You might run into Greg at Island Press Coffee after his morning paddle. Or you may opt to volunteer for a Rotary beach clean-up project and will know exactly where to chill afterwards to catch the world’s most beautiful sunset. And if you’re lucky, the new recipe Leah asks you to test for the next newsletter is a winner. More specifically, you BECOME the community.

Yes, we pay attention to trends and take them seriously. But we don’t want to just publish the stats. We want you to feel Maui and all the parts we love about it.

So that’s why we do what we do. And why we love doing it. And on that note we’ve been meaning to ask you – is there a certain aspect of life on Maui that you’d like to read about? By all means, tell us. We might just make this newsletter a two-way conversation!

Aloha, Greg & Leah

Kaanapali Luxury Living Maui Newsletter April Market 2023
Kaanapali Luxury Living Maui Newsletter April Market 2023

Want to make a delicious no bake Hawaiian dessert made with fresh mango, Greek yogurt, and whipped cream? Have extra mangoes lying around? Try this Mango Mousse Cake recipe!

No-Bake Mango Mousse Cake


Graham Cracker Crust:

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 7 tbsp butter, melted

Mango Filling:

  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • 3 tbsp water, room temperature
  • 3 mangoes, divided
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ cups whipped cream
What Do Sunsets Have to Do With Real Estate?

For the Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Coat a 9-inch spring form with cooking spray. Trace the pan on a piece of parchment and cut. Place the parchment piece in the pan – set aside.
  3. Mix together graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar and butter.
  4. Pack the graham cracker mixture into the pan. Bake for 7 minutes and allow to cool.

For the Mango Filling:

  1. Place gelatin in water and allow to bloom, about 5 minutes.
  2. Cube 2 of the mangoes and place in a food processor or blender. Mix until pureed.
  3. Add mango puree and lemon juice into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat.
  4. Add sugar and vanilla extract and stir.
  5. Add gelatin mixture and mix to combine all ingredients.
  6. Remove the mango mixture from heat and pour into a large bowl. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  7. Fold Greek yogurt into the mango mixture and combine thoroughly.
  8. Add whipped cream and fold carefully, combining all ingredients.
  9. Spread the mousse into the baked graham cracker crust and refrigerate overnight.
  10. Cut small pieces of the remaining mango and decorate the top of the mousse cake.

No-Bake Mango Mousse Cake Recipe from Hawaii Travel With Kids