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Panna Cotta Recipe

Panna Cotta is an elegant custard dessert, often served with fruits and a sweet sauce. Make a homemade version that rivals those at Italian restaurants with this recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Panna Cotta, Panna Cotta Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 196 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


Panna Cotta:

  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin 1 packet Knox gelatin
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt full fat

Berry Sauce:

  • 2 cups raspberries blueberries or blackberries
  • 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


How to Make Panna Cotta:

  1. Add the milk to a medium saucepan and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Let stand for 3-5 min or until gelatin is softened and bloomed.
  2. Transfer the saucepan to the stove, over medium-low heat, cook and stir until gelatin dissolves, about 5 minutes, but do not bring to a boil.
  3. Still over medium-low heat, add the heavy whipping cream, sugar, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Continue stirring for about 5 minutes, until sugar is fully dissolved, but do not boil. Remove from heat and let cool 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add the yogurt in a medium bowl and whisking constantly, gradually add the warm cream into the yogurt, little by little. Whisk until completely smooth and fully combined.
  5. Divide the mixture between 6 wine glasses let cool to room temperature and after that refrigerate until fully set, which will take 4 to 6 hours.

How to Make Berry Sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup of berries, the lemon juice, zest, and sugar. Bring to a low boil and stirring cook for about 5 minutes or until the sugar is fully dissolved and the mixture looks syrupy.
  2. Stir in the remaining 1 cup of fresh berries and remove from heat.
  3. Let the sauce cool to room temperature.
  4. Scoop it over the chilled Panna Cottas, top with more fresh berries and fresh mint leaves before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Panna Cotta Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 116mg5%
Potassium 271mg8%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 244IU5%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 158mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.