The eldest brother came over to my place a few days back. I cooked Asam pedas fish as it is one of his favorites. Obviously, I had to make a dessert as well. I am someone who wants to overdeliver when it comes to entertaining guests. It does not happen every time but if I had my way, I would want a table full of deliciousness for the visitors. My mom would be the one to put a stop to my over-enthusiasm. Anyways, as I was saying, I wanted to make a dessert for my brother and his family. I have been doing a lot of cooking/baking recently and I was absolutely knackered to make something elaborate so I knew that this dessert would require,
I consider this Mango Panna Cotta a perfect dessert for any day. It is elegant, a great make ahead as this keeps well in the fridge for a few days!! Best of all, you can keep adding flavors to the panna cotta or change the toppings to create something new every time! This is also so easy to make for a crowd.
5 guests coming? Sure you can make 5 cups of Panna cotta. 20 guests coming? Not a prob at all! Still easy peasy!!
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1 cup milk
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp unflavored gelatin
- 2 ripe mangoes
- 1 tbsp sugar (if your mangoes aren't sweet enough)
- In a bowl, add the 3 tbsp of water and gelatine. Microwave till dissolved.
- Alternatively, you can melt the gelatine + water in a small saucepan, over low heat too.
- Keep the gelatine mixture aside.
- In a saucepan, add cream, milk, and sugar.
- Cook till this mixture almost reached a simmer. Do not boil.
- Add the gelatine and cook this for another minute.
- Take off from the fire.
- Pour into little cups or any other containers you prefer.
- Once cool, cover and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- You can just cut up the mango into cubes and top them on the chilled panna cotta
- Alternatively, In a food processor, puree 1 of the mango with some sugar.
- Cut the other mango into chunks.
- Top the panna cotta with the mango chunks and mango coulis.