Mango Panna Cotta

Eid, as you may know, marks the end of a month of worship, fasting, and voluntary good deeds. Eid is a celebration when people of all races and nations unite in joy and peace. It’s a day, as you probably have seen in my previous blog posts, where many like to celebrate by making fancy dishes and desserts. Last Eid, I made some cardamom shortbread cookies, and before that, I’ve made my incredibly stunning baklava cheesecake. This year, I made some mango panna cotta.

In honor of a very hot Eid in the middle of Summer, I decided my Eid dessert should be something light, fruity, and cold. That could have easily been some frozen fruit popsicles, but I wanted something a little more sophisticated than that, if you know what I mean.

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So this week I tried out something unique for the first time: a panna cotta. And with the amount of amazing mangos that are available in season these days, who wouldn’t love a mango panna cotta?

Panna cotta isΒ cold custard that’s set with very little cooking and few ingredients. It’s not overly sweet, and it’s super smooth and creamy. The white layer is a light vanilla flavored custard, and the orange layer is the fruity mango flavored custard, almost jelly like. When eaten together, the dessert is a wonderful combination of fruity and creamy flavors.

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I made this dessert as part of “Eid Eats 2016”, a collection of wonderful Eid inspired recipes for the celebration of the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It’s the best time of the year to find joy, happiness, peace, and of course, enjoy the best of foods.

You can check out the rest of the party over at My Ninja Naan, Flour & Spice, and Chocolate & Chillies blogs.


Eid Mubarak (Happy Eid!) to my fellow readers!

Mango Panna Cotta

Yield: 4-6 servings

Mango Panna Cotta

Delicious cold, creamy, and fruity mango panna cotta.


  • 1 cup mango juice/nectar
  • 2 and 1/4 tsp gelatin powder
  • 1.5 cup mango pulp (canned or freshly pureed)
    Vanilla Bean Layer
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 and 1/4 tsp gelatin powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream


  1. Place 1 cup mango juice in a microwave proof bowl. Stir in gelatin powder. Leave for 10 minutes.
  2. Microwave bowl for 50-60 seconds until warm. Stir until gelatin is dissolved, then add the mango pulp. Stir well and pour into glass containers. To make a diagonal design, place cups tilted in a cupcake tray.
  3. Set the glass containers in the fridge for 2 hours.
  4. After 2 hours, make the vanilla layer.
  5. Place 1 cup milk and 2 and 1/4 tsp gelatin in a sauce pan. Stir until dissolved and bring to a low simmer. Pour in the 1/3 cup sugar and stir until it's dissolved.
  6. Stir in the 2 cups heavy cream, and pour into a large pouring cup.
  7. Pour the vanilla cream mixture evenly into the glass containers. set in fridge for 2 hours or until firm. Serve cold, garnished with chopped fresh mango and mint leaves.

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  1. Rafia says:

    You had me at MANGO, undeniably my favorite fruit (because it’s the sweetest – hehe). This looks really great and refreshing for the summer months. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Early Eid Mubarak πŸ™‚

  2. Henna says:

    Honestly Rubina, you have blown me away! This is such a classy and elegant dessert! So gorgeous, and delicious to boot!
    Thank you so much for participating in EidEats! I hope inshAllah you and your family have a lovely Eid πŸ™‚

  3. Sarah Mir says:

    I love that you did such a fun and beautifully presented mango dessert! We are mango crazy here and since the season is so short I let the kids indulge. Thanks so much for joining in Eid Eats!

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