What is Pana cotta?
Pana cotta actually is an Italian dessert made with a cream as a key ingredient, hence the translation of the words which mean “cooked cream.” Although not all recipes for panna cotta actually require cooked cream, the traditional recipe makes a light, smooth, eggless custard, flavored with caramel, vanilla or cinnamon.

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Lychee Panna cotta with Mango Puree

This version is a little different, which includes Lychees, Coconut cream and Ginger!!!

Ingredients:
Cream : 200 ml
SemiWhipped cream : 200 ml
Coconut Cream : 100 ml
Sugar : 50 gms
Lychees : 100 gms, pureed
Ginger : 1 tsp, grated
Vanilla essence : few drops
Gelatin : 6 leaves

Method:

  1. Soak Gelatin in cold water to soften and keep aside.
  2. Take cream, coconut cream, sugar, ginger in a heavy saucepan and bring to light simmer, just till boiling for 10 mins.
  3. Remove from heat and add the Lychee puree and vanilla.
  4. Squeeze the excess water out of the gelatin and stir into the hot cream.
  5. Allow the cream to cool completely.
  6. Fold in the semi whipped cream and pour the mixture into moulds.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate till fully set.
  8. Serve with Mango Syrup and chopped lychees… errr… mine was actually Mango puree πŸ™‚
  9. To serve, carefully pass a knife through the edges of the mould, and place the mould in warm water for few mins and then invert on to the serving plate.

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Lychee Panna cotta Served with Mango Puree

And the Verdict:
Utterly delicious.. what more can it be when two exotic fruits come together?

Food Event:
This is my entry for the Lychee – AFAM event being hosted by Sig of Live To Eat.

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34 thoughts on “Lychee Panacotta with Coconut and Ginger!!”

  1. Wow Cinnamon – your pannacotta looks really good. I love pannacotta but have had it only with a strawberry puree so far.. this combination of mangoes, lychees and ginger is truly exotic.

  2. Looks so attractive…Never heard of this recipe before….shld have been very delicious with all that cream n coconut…

  3. Look delicious.
    And to serve with Mango puree, pure heaven. While i am writting this i am drooling.
    Did you see that movement, i was wipping my mouth to remove the droole :-))

  4. Wow..that looks awesome, such a nice innovation, never tried this before, yours impulsing me to try it! Great entry….

  5. Laavanya, Strawberry pana cotta, must be also delicious.. I must try that next time πŸ™‚
    Keerths, Hmm yes, with so much cream… its is delicious…
    Poonam, Tbc, Thank You
    HappyCook, hahaha… that was funny πŸ™‚
    Viji, Sukanya.. Thank You…
    Jyothi, it was my pleasure sharing πŸ™‚
    Tee, Do make it its worth trying…
    Sharmi, ya it is divine.. and yes u can take a dip πŸ™‚
    Padma, Thank You!
    Asha, Richa, Thank You Girls!!
    Suganya… ya its a nice idea to make pana cotta of lychees πŸ™‚
    Cynthia… hahaha.. how was it tasting ? πŸ™‚
    Seec, Mythili, Maninas, Thank You !
    Ramya, Archana, Thank You πŸ™‚
    Coffee…if u r a pana cotta fav, then this is a must try!
    Nags, ya the mix of flavours is what makes it different!
    Raaga, you are always welcome πŸ™‚

  6. Wow, just my kinda dish Cinnamon… Coconut, ginger, lychees and mango…. who can resist… The picture is simply breathtaking! Thanks for the amazing entry… πŸ™‚

  7. Lychee n ginger is definetely an excellent combo …..have tried tht one ….n adding coconut …..yummmm ….i can imagine how creamy n delicious this will turn out ….yum …yum..

  8. Wow, you have cooked up quite some interesting dishes Cinnamon… the panacotta looks enticing… a great combination with the mangoes… have never had it before… will try to make it sometime:)

  9. Hey Cinnamon, I was looking at the news of the blasts in HYD. I hope you and everyone in your family are doing fine. Just called my parents too…and all is good there. Its really shocking to see such things happening in Hyd :((

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