Coconut Mandarin Orange Panna Cotta

Infused with rich coconut flavor and balanced with a touch of citrus, this Coconut Mandarin Orange Panna Cotta delivers an elegant appearance and pure deliciousness. What’s even better? This panna cotta recipe only takes 25 minutes of active preparation and requires basic ingredients, making it a perfect dessert at your next party!

Ingredients

  • Jelly:
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 can coconut milk with cream
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bag gelatin
  • Coconut Chips, for ganish
  • Mandarin Orange Jelly:
  • 2/3 cup Madarin orange in light syrup
  • 1/4 bag gelatin
  • 50 ml filtered water
  • Tools:
  • 4 10 ounce glasses or ramekins

Directions

  1. Heat up 1 cup of whole milk to lukewarm in a microwave. Transfer the milk to a mixing bowl. Add 1 bag of gelatin, sugar, and vanilla extract to the milk and gently stir for 30 seconds or until most of the solids are dissolved. Try not to over mix as gelatin can generate a large amount of bubbles.
  2. To set up a double boiler*, bring a large Circulon Ultimum pot of water to boil and reduce the heat to simmer. Float a smaller Ultimum saucepan inside the larger pan. Transfer the milk mixture and add the coconut milk to the smaller pot. Stir the mixture with a spatula until the all solids are dissolved. Once the mixture is lukewarm and free of bubbles, remove it from the heat.
  3. Through a mesh strainer, carefully transfer the milk mixture to your glasses or ramekins. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes or until firm.
  4. In the meantime, puree 2/3 cup of canned mandarin oranges with light syrup in a blender.
  5. Pass the puree through a mesh strainer to remove the solids. Keep the liquid.
  6. To make the orange jelly, combine ¼ cups of filtered water and ¼ bag of gelatin in a pan over low heat. Slowly stir to dissolve the gelatin. Turn off the heat and add the orange liquid to the pan. Mix well. Let it cool.
  7. Once the orange jelly is at the room temperature, pour the jelly to cover the chilled coconut panna cotta. Return the panna cotta back to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until the jelly sets. Before serving, garnish each panna cotta with a slice of orange and a few pieces of coconut chips.


This dessert can be made a day in advance. The leftover can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.   *the double boiler method ensures you never overcook the milk mixture.