Mango Panna Cotta

mango panna cotta


Makes 3 large glasses

Mango Jelly

This layer must be set before you prepare and pour the panna cotta layer

  • 1 large Mango (I extracted 350ml of puree from 1 Honey Gold Mango)
  • 60g sugar
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 3 gelatin leaves or 1.5 tsp gelatin powder

Panna Cotta (the creamy jelly)

  • 150ml thickened cream
  • 250ml full cream milk
  • 40g sugar
  • 3 gelatin leaves or 1.5 tsp gelatin powder
  • 1tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 3 cardamon, crushed (optional – boil with milk and gelatin to extract the flavour, then strain it through a sieve to filter out the seeds after boiling)

Note: This is a soft Panna Cotta recipe. If you want a firmer Panna Cotta or if you want to un-mould it before serving, add an extra 1/2 tsp of gelatin or 1 extra sheet of gelatin leaf to both the mango jelly and Panna Cotta Mixture.


  1. Remove flesh from mango and puree with a stick blender
  2. Mix 4 tbsp water and 50 ml of mango puree in a pot and soak gelatin powder (sprinkle over the liquid and mix well) or gelatin leaves for 10 minutes
  3. Gently heat mango mixture in pot until gelatin powder or leaves have dissolved
  4. Add sugar and stir until dissolved
  5. Add hot mixture to remaining mango puree and mix well
  6. Spoon mixture into a glass and chill for at least 2 hrs before pouring the panna cotta layer over (else you will end up with a mango milk shake). If you want the mixture to set at an angle in the glass, place the glass in a muffin tin and tilt it (place a towel under the glass to prevent it from spinning), then pour the mixture in. I poured the mixture from a glass bottle with a long neck to avoid splashing the rest of the glass.
  7. After 2 hours, while mango puree is chilling, prepare Panna Cotta by soaking gelatin powder or leaves in milk for 10 mins
  8. Gently heat milk until gelatin powder or leaves have dissolved. Do not boil.
  9. Add sugar and stir until dissolved, then pour in remaining cream and mix well
  10. Pour into glasses (remove glasses from muffin tin if you have used them) and chill for another 2 hours
  11. Serve with mango pieces or berries

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