Passion fruit & coconut panna cotta

These elegant make-ahead desserts are ideal for a stress-free finale to a smart dinner

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:10 mins
    Plus setting
  • More effort

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 706
  • fat 54g
  • saturates 35g
  • carbs 51g
  • sugars 51g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 7g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 12 ripe and wrinkly passion fruits
  • 300ml pot double cream
  • 160ml pack coconut cream
  • 140g caster sugar
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 12g sachet powdered gelatine
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar


Passion fruit & mango fool
To make an easy no-cook dessert, peel and dice 2 mangoes and blitz half with the juice 1 lime. Stir into 500g natural yogurt with the juice 2 passion fruits. Spoon the remaining mango into 4 glasses, spoon over the yogurt mix and chill until ready to serve. Serves 4.


  1. Halve 6 of the passion fruit and scoop out the pulp into a saucepan. Add the cream, coconut cream, caster sugar and lemon juice, heat everything together, then gently boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. When the cream is just simmering, scoop out about 100ml into a small bowl and scatter over the gelatine. Stir until dissolved, stir back into the saucepan, then take off the heat. Press through a sieve into a jug, then pour the mixture into 4 individual mini pudding basins. Leave to set in the fridge for at least 4 hrs until completely set.

  2. Meanwhile, halve and scoop the rest of the passion fruit through a sieve into a bowl. Mix to sweeten with the icing sugar, add 1 tbsp of the seeds from the sieve back into the sauce, then stir to mix. Can be made up to 2 days in advance and chilled.

  3. To serve, briefly dip the panna cotta moulds into hot water until they just loosen at the sides, then invert onto serving plates. Spoon the sauce around the plates and serve.

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