A Panna Cotta is a really decadent and delicious Italian dessert with a custard like coconut pudding, paired with a mango gelee. It has the perfect creamy and fruity taste to it, while eating it you'll feel like your on a Hawaiian island. Haha, but for realz!
If you've never tried a panna cotta then now is the time! You can tailor it to be dairy free and the coconut milk pairs so well with the mango, I just love the combination! If you prefer a different fruit then by all means use a different fruit. You can use fresh or frozen fruit and there is no baking involved. Simply cook your milk mixture on the stove and stir in the gelatin. Then set in the fridge and while your waiting make the mango puree. Then once your milk mixture has set place the mango mixture on the top. It's the easiest dessert but will leave your family and friends in aw! Find the full recipe below and let me know how you like it!
RECIPE Mango Panna Cotta
Coconut Panna Cotta:
2 cans full fat coconut milk
½-3/4 c heavy cream (optional) for extra creaminess
3 tsp gelatin
¼ c cold water
⅓ c granulated monkfruit sweetener
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 mango’s pitted or 2 cups frozen mango’s
2 teaspoons granulated monkfruit sweetener (optional) only if you want extra sweetness
Squeeze of lemon juice
2 TBSP cold water
½ tsp gelatin
Shredded coconut for garnish on the top
In a small cup or bowl add the cold water and gelatin and mix so that the gelatin “blooms” before you add it to the milk mixture. Set aside
In a saucepan on medium heat add your full fat coconut milk, heavy cream, and monkfruit sweetener. Cook until it comes to a simmer (until there are small bubbles around the sides of the pan) you don’t need to boil it. As soon as it reaches a simmer turn off the heat.
Add in your gelatin and water mixture to the warm milk mixture. Stir until it’s mixed evenly into the milk mixture. Add the vanilla to the mixture and stir. A vanilla bean is really good to add to the mixture as well.
Pour milk mixture into your favorite glass or container and put in the fridge until set. About 4 hours.
Make your mango mixture about 4 hours before serving. You want the milk mixture to be set before you pour the mango puree on it.
Place mango’s in a high speed blender. Blend until it’s pureed and smooth
In a small bowl add your water and gelatin and mix until “blooms”
Add this to your pureed mango’s along with your lemon juice and extra sweetener if needed. Make it as sweet or as sour as you prefer. Most mangoes are pretty sweet so you may not need any extra sweetener.
Blend until everything is mixed together then pour on top of your coconut panna cotta. Place in the fridge for another 2-3 hours to set.
Once they are all set you can add some toasted, or shredded coconut to the top for garnish. Enjoy!
*You could also use frozen mango’s or any kind of fruit that you like that you can puree.
*You could use whole milk and heavy cream in place of the coconut milk if you like.
*Use organic ingredients when feasible