Mango panna cotta with strawberry sauce

Cooking Method ,
Cuisine ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 25 min Total Time: 8 hrs 45 mins
Servings 10

Mango Panna cotta with strawberry sauce topping is a creamy and heart-warming dessert. A decadent dessert that is balanced with the sweetness of mangoes, the richness of the cream, and the sour taste of strawberries. A perfect and delicate ending to any type of main course.

    For the mango panna cotta
  • 2 Large ripe mangoes
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 1 cup Whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons Granulated sugar ((adjust to your taste))
  • 2.5 teaspoons Agar agar
  • For Strawberry sauce (compôte)
  • 10 Medium strawberries cut into 4 pieces each
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 stick 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 Cloves
    To prepare mango panna cotta
  1. Prepare mango puree
    • Clean the mangoes and extract the pulp 
    • Blend the pulp into a puree
    • Filter the puree using a fine mesh to remove any fibers or fruit lumps
  2. Prepare the panna cotta base
    • Add a few teaspoons of milk or water (at room temperature) in a small bowl and mix the agar agar powder so that no lumps remain
    • Bring the whole milk and cream to boil in a thick-bottomed saucepan with flame on medium heat.
    • Add sugar and stir continuously until the sugar dissolves
    • Once the liquid starts to boil, add agar-agar solution. Reduce the heat and keep stirring for about 5 minutes. 
    • Remove from heat.
    • Add the mango puree and mix well.
    • Filter the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any remaining lumps of agar-agar. This step will ensure that the panna cotta will have an even and smooth texture.
  3. Cooling the Panna cotta
    • Divide the panna cotta base into 8-10 molds or ramekins (numbers may vary depending on the mold size)
    • Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
    • Refrigerate for at least 8-12 hours to ensure that the panna cotta has set well.
  4. To prepare Strawberry Compote / sauce
    • Clean the strawberries and cut each strawberry into 4 parts
    • Add all the ingredients listed to a thick-bottomed saucepan and heat on medium flame.
    • The sugar melts and brings together the strawberry pieces into a smooth sauce.
    • Let the mixture come to a boil.
    • Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for about 15 minutes.
    • Remove from heat and let the sauce cool.
    • Transfer the sauce to a storage container and refrigerate.
    • The sauce can be stored for a few weeks.
Keywords: Italian, dessert, mango, strawberry, cream
Vinay Mummigatti

I love traveling, cooking, and reading. This blog is a reflection of my passion for cooking. Food is a representation of culture and I have tried to assimilate foods from different cultures across the world. I am an Indian by birth who moved to the USA 20 years back. I hope my recipes and articles bring new experiences and joy to the readers. Please share your comments and feedback.