Vanilla Panna Cotta

Vanilla Panna Cotta


Servings 8
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 6
Difficulty Medium

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  • 4 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract or 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 4.5 tsp Gelatin powdered
  • 6 tbsp Water cold
  • 250 g Pureed Strawberries

Nutrition Information

Qty per
91g serve
Qty per
Energy 965cal 1063cal
Protein 1.31g 1.45g
Fat (total) 18.5g 20.4g
 - saturated 11.6g 12.8g
Carbohydrate 14.6g 16.1g
 - sugars 14.6g 16g
Dietary Fibre 0g 0g
Sodium 21mg 24mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: pureed Strawberries

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Vanilla Panna Cotta is a lot easier to make than you might think!  The good thing about them is that they can be made in advance and just dressed up with a bit of seasonal fruit or custard.


  1. Heat the heavy cream and sugar in a sauce an or microwave.

  2. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract If you're using a vanilla bean, scrape the seeds from the bean into the cream and add the bean pod. Cover, and let infuse for 30 minutes. Remove the bean then rewarm the mixture before continuing.

  3. Lightly oil eight custard cups with a neutral-tasting oil. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water in a medium-sized bowl and let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Pour the very warm Panna cotta mixture over the gelatin and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.

  4. Divide the Vanilla Panna Cotta mixture into the prepared cups, then chill them until firm, which will take at least two hours but I let them stand at least four hours.

  5. If you’re pressed for time, pour the Panna Cotta mixture into wine goblets so you can serve them in the glasses, without un-molding.

  6. Run a sharp knife around the edge of each Panna Cotta and unmold each onto a serving plate, and garnish with pureed strawberry.'

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • To make Vanilla Panna Cotta with sheet gelatin: Soften 25g (approximately six sheets) in a liter of cold water for 5 to 10 minutes. Wring the sheets out and stir them into the warm Panna Cotta mixture in until dissolved.

Vanilla Panna Cotta

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