Panna Cotta is an Italian dessert, which means ‘cooked cream’ in English. Panna Cotta looks and tastes fancy but is quick and easy to make! The fresh berry sauce makes every creamy spoonful perfectly sweet and tangy.

The ingredients are pretty simple and straightforward, full cream milk would be great as it gives texture to the recipe, heavy whipping cream, sugar, vanilla essence and gelatin or agar agar( vegetarian). This can be paired with strawberry sauce or blueberry sauce or raspberry sauce. In this recipe, I would be using blueberry sauce. 

Preparation time: 6 hours

Cooking time: 20 mins

For 4 servings:


1 cup full cream milk

1 cup  heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

2 tsp gelatin/ 1 tsp agar agar

For berry sauce:

2 cup (divided) berries of your choice (strawberries/ blueberries/ raspberries)

4 tablespoons sugar

1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

Panna cotta 1
  1. Pour 1 cup of full cream milk in a saucepan and cook on low to medium flame. 
  2. Once bubbles form at the edge, add 1 cup of cream and keep whisking gently until mixed properly and allow it to cook at the same temperature for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of sugar and vanilla essence then whisk it till the sugar is completely mixed.
  4. In a bowl to gelatin/ agar agar add hot water and mix it until you get a smooth consistency and add it to the Panna Cotta. Let it cook on a low flame for 2-3 mins. 
  5. Turn off the stove and pour the Panna Cotta into a ramekin bowl or wine glasses, and keep it in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until it is set.

For the berry sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup berries, 1/2 tbsp lemon juice and 4 tbsp sugar. Bring to a low boil and cook 4-5 min or until syrupy.
  2. Stir in remaining 1 cup of fresh berries and remove from heat. When the syrup is at room temp or just barely warm, spoon it over the top of chilled panna cottas.
Panna cotta 2


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