5 Perfect Panna Cotta

July 25, 2011

Naturally eggless and gluten free, panna cotta (literally "cooked cream") is a flan-like Italian dessert made from sweetened cream and gelatin. Often flavored with vanilla bean or instant coffee, this rich and creamy dessert is incredibly easy and incomparably elegant. Traditionally, the vanilla custard is served with fresh fruit or a sweet-tart fruit compote (like balsamic strawberries or port-poached cherries) to balance the sweetness of the cream. Here are 5 fantastic recipes for this simple summertime dessert!

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Raspberry-Rose Sauce
In addition to being incredibly aromatic, this recipe is as simple as it is sophisticated.

Chocolate Panna Cotta with Port-Balsamic Cherries 
The ultimate trifecta of wine, chocolate and cherries combine in this decadent dessert. (Translated)

Honey-Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Grilled Apricots
The perfect balance of sweet & sour make for a luscious dessert.

Almond Panna Cotta with Berry Coulis
Using almond milk instead of cream, this vegan & dairy free version is simply sinful. GFCF

Irish Cream Panna Cotta with Mocha Ganache
Need I say more? Gluten free? Be sure to use GF Irish Cream (like St. Brendan's or Carolans).

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Adriana Martin's picture

Great recipe, love this idea I will incorporate to my menus for sure!

Lisa @ GF Canteen's picture

I like!

Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice's picture

Hi there, thanks for linking to my Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Raspberry-Rose sauce. It was a lovely surprise to find it here today :)

cdb's picture


I just realised that you linked to my blog as well, thanks for that. That's very sweet.

cdb's picture

Hi, glad you think my almond panna cotta is good enough to be on your blog. That's very sweet, thank you.