TWD: Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta

Hi! How are you? I have been taking a bit of a blogging break. With the end of French Fridays with Dorie and a busy summer schedule, it seemed like the perfect time to take a break and focus on spending quality time with my daughter (who’s growing up way to fast!). But, I’m back briefly for Tuesdays with Dorie because I just couldn’t resist this recipe: Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta. I’ll be back to more frequent blogging in late August or September.

Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta

We love puddings and creamy desserts and Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta called my name. When I saw it on the TWD schedule I knew I had to make it. I have never made (or eaten?) panna cotta before, so I wasn’t quite sure what it was. It turns out panna cotta is an Italian pudding, thickened with gelatin rather than cornstarch or eggs. It is often served unmolded on a plate.

Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta is served in a glass or bowl because of the layer of pureed mango. The mango is left uncooked, and flavored with a bit of lime juice and optional honey (I left the honey out, but wish I had used some to round out the flavors). The mango layer is topped with a rich and creamy vanilla bean pudding.

Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta

This dessert was delicious and refreshing! It is perfect on a hot summer night, but because you can use frozen mango, it would also be nice in winter when you are longing for summer flavors.

You can find the recipe for Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta in Dorie Greenspan’s latest book, Baking Chez Moi.

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10 responses to “TWD: Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta

  1. Your panna cotta looks great! I agree that this is a perfect summer dessert, and also like you, I opted to leave out the honey; I let the mango [and lime] shine on its own.

  2. This IS the perfect summer dessert since it’s easy to make and so refreshing!

  3. You picked a great week to come back! This recipe was a perfect Summer treat!

  4. I like the mango flavor anytime. Thanks for pointing out there is a frozen option in the winter.

  5. Nana

    I had never had a panna cotta before either, but we loved this dessert, and it is perfect for hot summer days.

  6. I’m making that today and I’m so looking forward to trying it. Yours looks beautiful. Hope you have a great summer!

  7. Glad you enjoyed it. I loved the mango layer – it made the pudding for me.

  8. Nice to see a familiar face. Enjoy your break and look forward to when you can come back to the group.

  9. Gorgeous results and good for you for taking a break. It is the perfect time to enjoy family when everyone is home and around to enjoy the nice weather. Weather that frankly has not made me want to be in the kitchen – LOL but thankfully this was a not bake option. See you back on the blog in the fall !

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