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Coconut Panna Cotta with Mango Salad

“I had most of a can left of coconut cream from making cha bo the other day and didn’t know what to do with it. So I found this recipe amongst my magazine tear outs and it seemed to have everything we had in the house. Hamsley and are are obsessed with fresh mangoes lately....”

Coconut Panna Cotta with Mango Salad

Coconut Panna Cotta with Mango Salad

I had most of a can left of coconut cream from making cha bo the other day and didn’t know what to do with it. So I found this recipe amongst my magazine tear outs and it seemed to have everything we had in the house.

Hamsley and are are obsessed with fresh mangoes lately. I have been cutting them up after dinner for our dessert. Nothing like the smell of mangoes filling the house.

You are meant to use equal quantities of the coconut cream and cream but since I was a bit short on coconut cream, I topped it up with normal cream. It tasted fine, I was worried it would be too sweet, but we both really enjoyed it. I know it’s good with Hamsley raves on about it!

Coconut Panna Cotta with Mango Salad

Pete Evans

2 vanilla beans (I used two teaspoons of vanilla bean paste)
450ml coconut cream
450ml cream
¾ cup (175g) caster sugar
3 gold-grade gelatine leaves

Mango Salad:
1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
1/3 cup (80ml) water
1 lime, rind shredded, juiced
3 medium (1.2kg) mangoes, thinly sliced

  1. Split the vanilla beans lenthways and scrape out the seeds. Place the beans and seeds in a medium saucepan with the coconut cream, cream and sugar. Heat gently, stirring, until cream mixture is just below boiling point. Remove from heat.
  2. Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water to soften.
  3. Squeeze out any excess water from the gelatine leaves. Add to the hot cream mixture and whisk until dissolved.
  4. Strain the cream mixture, divide among eight 1-cup (250ml) serving glasses. Cover; chill for 4 hours or overnight until set.
  5. Mango Salad: Meanwhile, combine the sgar and water in a small saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Add the lime rind and bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice; cool. Just before serving, combine the lime syrup and the sliced mango.
  6. Serve panna cotta topped with the mango salad.

*not suitable to freeze or microwave

Serves 8.


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15 comments on “Coconut Panna Cotta with Mango Salad
  1. shez - November 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    I’m so happy that mango season is here! Just the smell of them makes me feel summery! Coconut pannacotta sounds delish.

  2. leaf (the indolent cook) - November 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Such delicious tropical flavours! You’ve just reminded me I still have a mango in the fridge, too. 😀

  3. Winston - November 10, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Woo-hoo! I love Mangoes anything too! SO glad that they’re in season now. And thanks for this recipe, I love how it’s using all ingredients that I’ve already got in my pantry. Wee-hee… Can’t wait to make this =D

  4. Michelle chin - November 11, 2011 at 4:14 am

    sigh i always do not know what to do with leftover coconut cream! now i do!

  5. Nic@diningwithastud - November 11, 2011 at 9:20 am

    What a perfect time of year with all these mangoes :) coconut is my fave!

  6. Vien @ We Dare Food - November 11, 2011 at 10:30 am

    ooohh.. this reminds me of my holidays in Thailand!! 😀

  7. Lisa @ Blithe Moments - November 11, 2011 at 11:48 am

    This is one of my favourite desserts but I haven’t had it in ages, must get it out again!

  8. Esz - November 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Mmm that looks pretty amazing! Mangoes are awesome right now. Hard not to buy an entire box of them from the vic markets ;-P

  9. NiCNAC - November 12, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Now i got an idea for Christmas dessert!

  10. Ashley - November 13, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Oooh, how fresh looking! My family’s crazy about mangos at the moment, buying them by the boxload from the market at the moment :) Will have to give this a go!

  11. penny aka jeroxie - November 13, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    hooray for mango season!!

  12. - November 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    A wonderful recipe showcasing mangoes. Love it.

  13. Adrian (Food Rehab) - November 15, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    LIKE! You know how I luuurrve ma creamy desserts. I can bathe in this. There. I said it.

  14. Jennifer (Delicieux) - November 18, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I love the smell of freshly cut mangoes too. Your panna cotta looks so good, and I love the mango salad on top. I’d love a bowl of this right now!

  15. Thanh - November 27, 2011 at 12:51 am

    I love mangoes too. Look forward to mango season and making this panna cotta. All my previous panna cotta attempts have been failures so I want to change that.

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