GELATIN-FREE LAYERED MANGO PANNA COTTA

This Vegetarian Mango Panna Cotta is a layered panna cotta that combines exotic Mango and silky cream.

This dessert needs few ingredients and is so simple to make.

Warm summers and Mango go hand in hand and this surprisingly light and airy pudding is the perfect recipe.

mango panna cotta severed in glass ramekins and topped with mango pieces, green mint and red raspberries



Gelatin-free Layered Mango Panna Cotta




Vegetarian Mango Panna Cotta


✓Suitable for Vegetarians

✓Exotic flavours

✓Few ingredients

✓Easy to make

✓Great for a summer party

✓Kid-friendly dessert

✓Make-ahead dessert

What is Panna Cotta?


Panna Cotta is a creamy and delightful chilled dessert hailing from the region of Piedmont in Italy. The word Panna Cotta means 'cooked cream'.

The base of the Panna cotta is made using cream, sugar and vanilla, flavours can be added and to set the dessert generally gelatin (animal product) is used.

Vegetarians and vegans can use agar-agar flakes or powder to make panna cotta. 

If chocolate makes you happy, try this heavenly delicious white chocolate panna cotta with dark chocolate sauce


How to set the Panna Cotta without using Gelatin


Gelatin is a thickening and gelling agent derived from the collagen in animals, so is not suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Agar-agar is a substitute for gelatin. Agar-agar is a type of seaweed and is vegan.

Dried agar-agar is added to the liquid and is brought to a boil. The mixture will set on cooling.

We found that the mixture only thickens slightly when boiling but once it is off the heat, it begins to thicken very fast. This means that you do not have to boil the liquid for too long.

What can I use instead of agar-agar?


Cornstarch or cornflour and arrowroot powder or flour are also a good thickener. Arrowroot powder leaves no lingering aftertaste in the recipe.

Tapioca starch or flour is another perfect agar-agar alternative. It is vegan and gluten-free.

What cream to use for Panna Cotta?


Traditionally, panna cotta was always using cream,  but things have changed and many recipes use some percentage of milk to make this dessert a little lighter.

If only cream is used in the recipe, one can use single or double cream for a thick and rich panna cotta.


How to achieve layers for Panna Cotta?


Layered Panna Cotta is a 2 step process.

First, pour the mango pulp into the glass you are using and freeze overnight or for a couple of hours. Either keep flat or freeze tilted at an angle to get a slanted look.

When fully frozen, then pour the milk/cream mixture and set in the fridge. Voila! You have two distinct and super tasty layers in your Panna Cotta.

Can I bloom agar-agar first?


If you feel like it, bloom agar-agar in cold water first before adding it into the milk mixture.
Take one spoon of agar-agar and 3 tbsp in a bowl and let it bloom for 7-8 minutes.

Do you cover Panna Cotta whilst setting?


Yes, we always cover our panna cotta glasses or moulds with cling film whilst they are in the fridge or freezer whilst setting. 

It prevents other food odours setting into the sweet dessert. 

How to store  Panna Cotta?

Panna cotta needs a long time to set, so definitely this dessert can be made ahead before a party or get-together. 

Once it is set, this dessert can stay fresh up to two days in the refrigerator. Cover well with the cling film and store in an airtight container. 

How to serve Panna Cotta?


Panna cotta is often served after a delicious meal. It can be topped with fresh fruit, berry coulis, lemon curd, pine biscotti or served with chocolate or caramel sauce.

We absolutely love our caramel panna cotta with salted peanut brittle.

Panna cotta served best with white grape variety wine such as Elysium Black Muscat or Orange Muscat. 

 Ingredients for gelatin-free mango panna cotta

Mango pulp/mango nectar - Use tinned/canned mango pulp. Alternatively, make homemade Mango Pulp using Indian mangoes.

Milk - we used whole milk. Alternately, use milk with less fat.

Cream - we used double cream

Sugar - use any white sugar. You will not need a lot as the mango pulp is sweet

Agar-agar flakes - find in health or specialist stores or online. This is a vegan gelatine alternative. The agar-agar leaves no unwanted flavour or colour in your dessert so you can use it without worry.

Tips:


Grind the agar-agar flakes into a powder before using - use a high-speed blender or hand blender

Strain the liquid using a tea strainer if some agar-agar has not dissolved - the milk/cream mixture will set.

You have to work fast - the mixture will begin to set quickly as it cools so be ready to pour into your glass or bowl.


How to make Gelatin-free Panna Cotta?


This recipe calls for two steps, cooking and setting. In first step cream is cooked and in second step mango pulp and cooked custard is left to set.



1. Divide the thick mango pulp into 3-4 glasses, cover it with the cling film and leave it in the freezer for 2-3 hours or until it freezes.

2. Place milk in a pan.

3. Add cream.

4. Now add sugar.

5. Agar-agar flakes and bring it to boil and cook until flakes dissolve.

6. Turn off the heat and add vanilla extract, strain the mixture and leave it to cool.

7. Pour the cream on top of the frozen mango pulp and leave it to set in the fridge for a couple of hours.

8. Once the panna cotta is set, top it up with cubed mango, raspberries and mint.


panna cotta set in glass ramekins and topped with fresh fruits such as mango, raspberries and mint



Other Eggless and Gelatin-free Summer Dessert Ideas:



1. Creamy caramel phirni

2. Nutella Panna Cotta

3. Thandai Panna Cotta

4. Homemade Mango Pulp - Keri No Ras

5. Mango Matho (shrikhand) with cream

6. Mango Lime Lassi

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Dessert
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Gelatin-free Layered Mango Panna Cottahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSipKABgAVMThis Vegetarian Mango Panna Cotta is a layered panna cotta that combines exotic Mango and silky cream.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSipKABgAVM2020-05-23
Yield: 3-4 servings
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Gelatin-free Layered Mango Panna Cotta

Gelatin-free Layered Mango Panna Cotta

This Vegetarian Mango Panna Cotta is a layered panna cotta that combines exotic Mango and silky cream. This dessert needs few ingredients and is so simple to make. Warm summers and Mango go hand in hand and this surprisingly light and airy pudding is the perfect recipe.
prep time: 3 hourcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 3 H & 15 M

Ingredients:

1 cup=250ml
  • 1 cup mango pulp
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. agar-agar flakes
  • Mango pieces
  • Mint 
  • Raspberries - optional 

Instructions:

  1. Divide the thick mango pulp into 3-4 glasses or ramekins,  cover it with the cling film and leave it in the freezer for 2-3 hours or until it freezes.
  2. Pour milk in a heavy bottom pan.
  3.  Add cream.
  4.  Now add sugar.
  5.  Agar-agar flakes and bring it to boil and cook until flakes dissolve.
  6. Turn off the heat and add vanilla extract, strain the mixture and leave it to cool.
  7. Pour the cream on top of the frozen mango pulp and leave it to set in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  8. Once the panna cotta is set, top it up with cubed mango, raspberries and mint.

notes:

Instead of whole milk, you may use semi-skimmed or skimmed milk.
Calories
352.59
Fat (grams)
17.60
Sat. Fat (grams)
10.81
Carbs (grams)
47.52
Fiber (grams)
2.73
Net carbs
44.79
Sugar (grams)
45.16
Protein (grams)
5.08
Sodium (milligrams)
47.93
Cholesterol (grams)
52.96
The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.
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Note - this post was originally created and posted in May 2010, since updated with new content and pictures.

88 comments

  1. Wow this pnna cota dessert sounds delicious.The clicks are beautiful and devine.Mouthwatering dessert perfect for this lovely sunny day.

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  2. This is a mouthwatering dessert dear, I like it very much. It looks delicious ^_^
    Bye bye, have a nice week

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  3. WOW ..looks v invitin n delicious...nice click too..bookmarked.will try son..

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  4. Wonderful dessert..sounds great..will try this..
    thanks for sharing dear.

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  5. Hey Jagruti.. thanks for stopping by. Your Mango Panna Cotta looks very pretty. Getting together elaborate ingredients sometimes does take effort. Glad you found it was worth it! Cheers!

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  6. Lovely recipe. I will certainly try this one

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  7. Mouthwatering and yummy dessert..

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  8. Olá, hey;
    DELICIA!!!!
    VERY GOOD!!!

    Maria Paula -BRASIL-

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  9. great juice i like mango , its really taste when it come to juice its amazing

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  10. Great one jagruti..I will immediately go to sleep after having this Panna cota...so heavy :)

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  11. Sounds so good, and very beautiful pictures. Peace, Stephnaie

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  12. I love panna cotta dessert. Me too..I had an idea to use agar-agar powder instead of gelatin. Looks just delicious, Jagruti! :)

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  13. Ur panna cotta pics made my day dear! I feel refreshed...Owh, I want a glass pls! ;)

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  14. Wow Jagruti...That looks terrific..and a pleasant surprise :D Thanks for trying out our recipe and glad that you liked it :-)I should also try with agar agar now :-)

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  15. That's a delicious panna cotta and a lovely click as well.

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  16. Dessert looks too good, never tried before...and the click is awesome dear.

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  17. Very nice and delicious mango dessert.I too make this but this way of making it is new to me.Goes into my to do list.

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  18. Jagruti, I have so much heard about this dessert pana cotta, but never had it or tried it. Sounds wonderful, need to also look into what is agar-agar as I have seen quite a few recipes floating around with this ingredient. The dessert simply looks mouther watering.

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  19. oh wow, looks very tempting. I am on one week diet. Your dessert is making me drool here.

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  20. Lovely panna cotta. Looks so refreshing and delicious dear.

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  21. Awesome click and it looks divine :):)

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  22. Looks yummy...pass me one of these??

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  23. I love panna cotta and yours with mango looks terribly delicious!
    Have a great day

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  24. even i tried somethin like this recently and it came out well, except i couldnt get mango puree and so had to use the slices in syrup which was not the best...
    the pics look great jagruti...

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  25. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Looks delicious dear :-)
    lovely clicks!!!!!!!!

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  26. Tragically, we don't get that TV show here! No good.

    That panna cotta looks delicious. I'll take two please :P

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  27. wow..lovely click..good tempting one

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  28. I love pannacotta and your's looks delicious!

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  29. I drooled at the mango pannacotta at collaborative curry and now at your too. love this...very apt dessert for the summer.

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  30. What a lovely and beautiful photo. and I think the taste also is yummy!!!!
    Thanks for sharing it, bookmarked the post, going to buy things to make it./

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  31. Dessert looks too good, never tried before...and the click is awesome dear.

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  32. This looks fabulous....beautiful pictures..

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  33. Looks terrific, refreshing, beautiful presentation.

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  34. Eye catchy drink and so tempting... Love the way you presentated.

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  35. Those look so pretty and yummy!

    xoxo

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  36. WOW! Really tempting and nice clicks too!

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  37. So tempting one.. Colorful and wonderful pics..

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  38. Wow mango panna cotta looks absolutely decadent and very delicious...gorgeous presentation :)

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  39. Jagruti,

    Pana cotta looks really yummy and delicious.

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  40. so beautiful..looks too good and very tempting

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  41. Looks delicious and pics are excellent. Your pics are tempting me to try it.

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  42. Looks absolutely delicious. Beautiful presentation.

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  43. Looking divine I need one glass dear.

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  44. I also watch come dine with me ,love the show.Namitha's panacotta pics is still in my mind,it was so tempting.Urs too has came out very well..I think I must try this out now..

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  45. Oooh!Nice! The ease of the recipe tempting me to try it :) Loved the contrast of the colours.I bet the pannacotta was delectable!

    Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving behind such a valuable comment! :) I would love to hear as to where you heard about me so much :) Just curious ;)

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  46. So yummy dessert..lovely presentation too dear.

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  47. wonderful dessert. good one especially when hosting guests..

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  48. Recently I tasted it and loved it. Your photos of the dish looks awesome.

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  49. this is so delicious, nice pics too!

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  50. WOW...that looks wonderful and delicious looking mango panna cotta...never tried this making at home...have to try this soon...so tempting jagruti...thanks for sharing this guys!

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  51. These are very beautiful. Anything that looks this good must be delicious. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  52. wow, tempting clicks. Panna cotta looks gorgeous and yummy.

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  53. Oh lalaa!!!wat an elegant pannacotta, looks tempting Jagruti, btw regarding apple paniyaram, as u said u can try them in muffins pan or just as pancakes..hope this helps:)..

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  54. Hi Jagruthi,
    Congartulations on winning the event.Pannacotta looks delicious,rich,creamy n inviting.......
    Drop in sometime

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  55. thanks for lovely comment Jagruti
    happy to see you in my blog how are you ,
    be in touch see you tomo

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  56. looks bful and delcious dear..awesome color..pls collect ur award from my blog...

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  57. Hey Jagruti,
    Panna Cotta looks fabulous! Lovely pics!

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  58. Gorgeous panna cotta..Regarding pachadi, its in my blog,search by Pineapples

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  59. This looks wonderful. A very elegant dessert. I have never tried to make panna cotta. I will have to try now.

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  60. Panna cotta looks so elegant and classy....u have presented it with a magnificent beauty of simplicity....just awesome jags..

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  61. Awesome presentation!!! nice recipe too, i like this song ..Aaankein theri..

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  62. I love panna cotta...This looks so delicious...I have been searching for Alphonso mangoes too, but havent had any luck...I even went to an Indian store...I will sill keep looking.

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  63. Hi dear, Looks beautiful and delicious dessert panna cotta! Lovely clicks! Kisses

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  64. awesome..m drooling!! had been away from my space.. had missed these post.. i too had bookmarked this recipe from her blog ..but am still to try.. enjoying the weather..so m neglecting my blog:(..

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  65. Looks great Jagruti. I am gonna make one of the the drink, perhaps the first one with mango
    this evening.
    Thanks for dropping by at my blog. You have a lovely blog here :)

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  66. Thank you for the lovely entry

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  67. superbbbbb recipe i am also a mango lover.....so i will try it soon

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  68. Looks very tempting , awesome clicks.....

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  69. Beautiful panacotta,Jagruti:)

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  70. yummy panacotta looks delicious...have started following you and you have great collection of recipes,When your free plz drop into my space and will be happy if you follow me...Thanks

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  71. looks absolutely beautiful... would love to have one now.

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  72. Absolutely stunning flavourful preparation..
    Loved the desription of panna cotta , its origin etc ..

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  73. Since the time I discovered that gelatin is not vegetarian I was struggling to make a lot of my favorite desserts. I never had success with agar agar but now I will follow your method. Thanks for sharing this recipe. As usual, beautiful photos.

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  74. One can not resist from drooling over these scrumptious panna cotta glasses. They look to be highly delicious and made with an ease.

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  75. This is such a fancy dessert to serve for special occasions. So glad that I discovered agar agar as a gelatin alternate. Works so well and this recipe is perfect for the mango season.

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  76. The beautiful dessert made with agar agar that is a great substitute of gelatin. The panacotta has turned out perfect and looks delicious.

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  77. Such a luscious and beautiful dessert. Whenever mango season begins, we must have mango panna cotta as my family loves it. I find blooming the agar agar for a few minutes makes it easier to melt.

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  78. No one can beat you dear in sharing a beautiful post, click and mouthwatering delights! Pannacottas are so divine especially these mango ones look delightfully scrumptious and oh so pretty! Thanks a ton for sharing tips and tricks to make this a perfect dessert!

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  79. I too love using agar agar instead of animal based gelatin. Love how beautiful the panacotta layers are looking.

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  80. This beautiful 2 layered dessert made using agar agar is simply wow ! I had recently prepared a 2 layered panna cotta and so can imagine how beautiful it is ........

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  81. Agar panna cotta are a generous summer treat and you have made it look even more exotic with your collection of images. I love the way you have managed that perfect jiggy nature in this recipe

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  82. The mango pannacotta looks gorgeous. I loved how you used Agar agar instead of gelatin.

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