The Best Mango Panna Cotta – looks so elegant and tastes so delicious that you won’t believe how easy it is to make! Creamy, rich and smooth dessert topped with fresh mango and raspberries. All you need is some simple ingredients: fresh mango, mango juice, gelatin, milk, heavy cream and vanilla extract. Wow your guest with this refreshing dessert at your next party! No bake, easy dessert. Video recipe. | Tipbuzz.com

Mango Panna Cotta is a smooth and creamy Italian dessert down to the last spoonful! It’s easy to make ahead of time when you’re entertaining. Perfect for parties, potlucks and picnics!

Mango panna cotta served in stemless wine glasses and garnished with raspberries and chunks of fresh mango

When you’re looking for a different type of dessert, look no further than this mango panna cotta for inspiration! Panna cotta is one of the most popular desserts in Italy, where it translates as cooked cream.

In this panna cotta mango concoction, the tartness of the fruit contrasts beautifully with the creamy panna cotta. We’ve served it at dinner parties, and one reader even made it for a wedding shower!

How to Make Mango Panna Cotta

There are two parts: the mango puree, and the vanilla panna cotta itself. You want to make sure you’ve got juicy ripe mangos for the best flavor.

Cut them into chunks and blend into a smooth puree in the blender. We’ve then used gelatin powder to thicken the puree.

Softening gelatin on mango juice

Once you’ve mixed the mango puree into the thickened mango juice, you’re ready to carefully pour the blend into your stemless wine glasses. We used 15 oz wine (440 ml) glasses, and smaller sizes will also work.

The glasses are held in place using a standard muffin pan with a hand towel underneath so they don’t shift. Then let the liquid cool in position for 2 hours to set, taking care not to disturb the muffin pan!

The final step is making the panna cotta mixture, which is essentially milk, cream, sugar, vanilla and gelatin cooked over low heat. Once it’s ready and cooled to room temperature, pour it over the mango mixture to fill up the glasses.

Closeup of pouring the mango puree into stemless wine glasses when making mango panna cotta

In terms of serving, you can leave the panna cotta in the refrigerator for several days covered in plastic wrap. Then garnish with a few chunks of mango and raspberry right before serving.

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The Best Mango Panna Cotta – looks so elegant and tastes so delicious that you won’t believe how easy it is to make! Creamy, rich and smooth dessert topped with fresh mango and raspberries. All you need is some simple ingredients: fresh mango, mango juice, gelatin, milk, heavy cream and vanilla extract. Wow your guest with this refreshing dessert at your next party! No bake, easy dessert. Video recipe.
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Mango Panna Cotta

Mango Panna Cotta is a smooth and creamy dessert that's easy to make ahead of time, perfect for a party!
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Resting Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

Mango Puree

Panna Cotta

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin powder, see note
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, see note
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Toppings - optional

  • 1/2 cup diced mango
  • 1/2 cup fresh berries

Instructions

Mango Puree

  • Add mango flesh to a blender and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, add mango juice and sprinkle gelatin on top. Wait 5 minutes for gelatin to soften and then mix with a spoon.
  • Microwave mango juice for 1 minute on high power. Stir again for one minute until gelatin has dissolved.
  • Set stemless wine glasses or tumblers in a muffin tin on an angle. If the glasses slide, place a tea towel underneath to stabilize.
  • Mix together the mango puree and mango juice mixture. Pour into glasses to a half inch below the rim, and chill in position at least 2 hours to set.

Panna Cotta

  • In a small saucepan, add milk and powdered gelatin and wait 10 minutes.
  • Raise heat to medium, add sugar and stir several minutes to dissolve.
  • Remove saucepan from heat and stir in the cream, vanilla and salt.
  • Once at room temperature, pour into the glasses enough to cover mango. Chill for 1-2 hours until set.
  • Garnish with optional raspberries and diced mango. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Notes

  • You can substitute half and half milk for heavy cream if you prefer a lighter version.
  • As we've received many questions about gelatin conversion, use the table to determine the correct amount of gelatin:
EnvelopesTeaspoonsOuncesGramsSheets
12 1/21/473
251/2145
37 1/23/4219
Nutrition Facts
Mango Panna Cotta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 257mg11%
Potassium 354mg10%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 3870IU77%
Vitamin C 50.1mg61%
Calcium 164mg16%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: mango panna cotta, panna cotta mango
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Editor note: Originally published Nov 15, 2016 and updated June 21, 2019.