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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 196kcal
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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Stir in the remaining 1 cup of fresh berries and remove from heat.
  • Let the sauce cool to room temperature.
  • Scoop it over the chilled Panna Cottas, top with more fresh berries and fresh mint leaves before serving.



Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 244IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 1mg