mango panna cotta recipe
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mango panna cotta

Mango panna cotta recipe is a creamy and smooth Italian dessert made with mangoes, cream and milk. A vegetarian recipe using agar agar.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: italian
Diet: vegetarian
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 2 medium alphonso mangoes or about 225 to 250 grams and yields, approx 1.5 cups mango puree
  • 1.25 cups cream - 25% to 35% low fat
  • 1 cup whole full fat milk
  • 4 teaspoon chopped agar agar strands or 1 to 1.5 teaspoon agar agar powder
  • ¼ cup water for soaking the agar agar strands
  • ½ cup organic unrefined cane sugar or regular sugar - add as per taste
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or essence


preparation for mango panna cotta recipe

  • First chop the agar agar strands in small pieces and soak them in warm water for 10 mins.
  • Rinse, peel and chop the mangoes. Add the chopped mangoes in a blender and make a smooth puree. Keep the mango puree aside.

making mango panna cotta

  • Mix cream, milk and sugar in a pan or sauce pan and keep it on the stove top. Stir with a wired whisk. Keep on stirring at intervals while the cream mixture comes to a gentle boil. The sugar should also dissolve completely.
  • Also at the same time, keep the agar agar and water solution on the stove top. Keep on stirring the agar agar solution and let it cook till the agar agar strands are dissolved completely.
  • The cream+milk+sugar mixture should just gently come to a boil. Switch off the flame.
  • Mix the hot agar agar solution into the hot cream+milk+sugar mixture and stir very well with a wired whisk. * check notes
  • Wait for about 5 mins till the panna cotta mixture becomes less hot. Then add the mango puree and vanilla extract. Mix very well with the wired whisk.
  • Pour the mango panna cotta in serving bowls. Cover the serving bowls with a lid or aluminium foil/plastic wrap. Let the panna cotta become warm. Then place the bowls in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 hours till the panna cotta is set.
  • While serving, top with some chopped mango pieces or garnish with mint leaves and serve mango panna cotta chilled.


* both the agar agar solution and the cream mixture should be hot when you mix them. In case one of them cools or becomes warm :
- for agar agar - on cooling the agar agar sets and becomes gelatinous, so add some hot water and reheat them with continuous stirring. You can also use a hot water bath.
- for the cream mixture - gently reheat this mixture on a low flame till its hot.