Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta

I love mango and think everything goes with mango but sadly my family does not share my love affair with this fruit. This week on Tuesdays with Dorie we are making Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta on page 370 of Baking Chez Moi. I have never had or made a panna cotta before so this was all new to me.

I pureed one fresh mango, peeled and pitted with some lime juice.  Mangoes are so sweet I did not feel it needed any honey so I did not add.  I then put the puree in 4 dessert cups and put them in the freezer.

Next I brought to a boil two cups of half and half and 1/4 cup of sugar.  I substituted whole milk and heavy cream with half and half.  I also did not have a vanilla bean on hand so I substituted with vanilla extract.  Then I bloomed the gelatin in cold water for 3 minutes, then microwaved it for 20 seconds to melt it. The cream mixture was brought back to a boil and then added to the gelatin mixture.  I let the the liquid cool and even put it in the refrigerator for a while because I really did not want to melt my mango.

Despite my husband’s dislike of mango he enjoyed this one.  I really liked it too but gelatinous texture is not my favorite.  My son who likes gelatin did not want one, can’t win them all sometimes.  But I do have my son to thank for this wonderful picture.  My blog is sometimes a family affair.

Tuesdays With Dorie is an international baking group working our way through Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. We don’t publish the recipes, instead we encourage you to buy the book. To see what others did go here


10 Comments Add yours

  1. Cakelaw says:

    Diane, I love mangoes too. I did find the texture of this panna cotta rather gelatinous myself. They look pretty though!


  2. Ah see now if you had made this using veggie gelatin like – ahem – some people – you would not have had a gelatinous texture at all 😉 I need to try this with real gelatin…


  3. Nicole says:

    Glad to know I wasn't the first to have/make Panna cotta! And love your picture!


  4. I'm loving all the different presentations today! I really enjoyed this recipe. I thought it was the perfect combination of sweet and refreshing.


  5. Zosia says:

    Great photograph! It was my first time making panna cotta as well and though I'm not a huge fan of puddings, the flavour of this won me over.


  6. flour.ish.en says:

    The family affair is paying off. Like your photo!


  7. Nana says:

    I love your dessert glasses, they certainly make this delicious recipe look great.


  8. It IS a wonderful photo! I love the perspective — you've got an artistic son!


  9. tricia s. says:

    Wow- your son did fantastic taking that photo ! Great shot and love the coordination with your kitchen color 🙂 This was my first time with panna cotta also and we all loved it in this house. In fact, I think my taste testers were almost surprised at how much they enjoyed it because they kept saying \”wow- that was really good\” (but sort of like they were surprised….LOL).


  10. Anonymous says:

    I love that your blog is a family affair! Some of my favourite posts have been ones in which I was cooking for or with family.


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