Strawberry Panna Cotta

Strawberry Panna Cotta

Watch the video for this recipe:

I've been wanting to make panna cotta for a long time but every time other recipes took it's place. I guess I postponed this recipe for so long because I am not very used to work with gelatin and  was a little afraid of a failure. 

Anyway, I have finally decided to try it out and I was very surprised of how quickly and easy is to make panna cotta. It is very important not to boil the milk mixture, it is enough just to warm it to let the sugar and gelatin dissolve. I love the fact that you can make it a day before serving or even few days in advance.
I consider this dessert perfect for summer days, it's elegant, and refreshing and you can always change the fruit sauce, from strawberries to other berries, cherries, peaches or apricots. I will always consider this dessert when I will have guests invited for dinner especially because you can make it from the beginning  in individual servings.
Prep time clock
Cook time clock
Total time clock
  • Makes about 4 servings
  • 7 oz (200 ml) milk
  • 7 oz (200 ml) whipping cream
  • 1/2 tbsp (5 g) gelatin powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Strawberry Sauce
  • 1 pound (450 g) fresh strawberries
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/3 cup (70g) sugar
  1. Dissolve gelatin in 2 tbsp cold water and let it swell for about 5 to 10 minutes. 
  2. In a medium saucepan bring the cream, milk and sugar to a simmer over medium-low heat  (Do not boil). When sugar has dissolved remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Let cool for 5 minutes before adding the gelatin.
  3. Add gelatin in the milk mixture and stir until the gelatin has completely dissolved. Pour it in the serving glasses (I've used 5 oz - 150 ml capacity glasses) or ramekins and refrigerate until it sets, for about 4 hrs or better overnight.
  4. To prepare the sauce wash the strawberries, drain well and remove leaves. Cut strawberries in quarters. In a small saucepan put the strawberries, sugar and water. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat immediately. 
  5. Pour into the bowl of a blender or food processor and  blend the mixture to make a smooth sauce. Pass through a strainer to remove the seeds out of the sauce. Cover and let it cool to room temperature then refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. Before serving pour the strawberry sauce over the panna cotta and serve.
Strawberry Panna Cotta-1
Strawberry Panna Cotta-2
Strawberry Panna Cotta-3
Nutrition facts 1 Serving - Calories:302, Fat:16.9 g, Saturated Fat:10.5 g, Carbohydrates:34.8 g, Sugar:31.5 g, Fiber:1.5 g, Protein:4.4 g, Cholesterol:60 mg, Calories from Fat 152, Sodium 42 mg, Vitamin A 12%, Vitamin C 74%, Calcium 11%, Iron 2%, Nutrition Grade Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On July 12, 2012 at 08:02 am, Elizabeth @ Eating Local in the Lou said...
What lovely pictures! I have been wanting to try making panna cotta as well. This one looks fabulous!
On July 14, 2012 at 11:03 am, Janet said...
Made this the other night for hubby. Strawberries are out of season here so I used raspberries instead. Absolutely delish!! Thanks for sharing such a great easy recipe. Any other fruit topping recommendations?

I am happy you liked the recipe. As for the topping I think there are a lot of other choices, raspberries as you used,  blueberries, cherries, peaches, apricots,  plums that can be made exactly as the strawberry sauce. I've seen that other used mango or passion fruit. This is a matter of preferences. 

On July 15, 2012 at 05:02 am, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
I haven't tried making panna cotta and this recipe caught my attention - so pretty!! I didn't know it's so easy and quick to make this. I love this recipe!
On December 17, 2014 at 08:22 pm, Kiersten said...
This is cool I like this Idea I haven't been able to do this recipe just yet but I really want to it looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you will try it out.. It' really delicious and elegant. Everybody will love it as well. 

On March 17, 2015 at 01:51 am, Jeremiah said...
May i know whether i should use low fat milk or full cream milk for the best results?

I used whole milk (3.5 % fat) but I think it will work with low fat (1.8% fat) too.

On March 30, 2015 at 11:11 am, Georgie said...
I've just tried this and my Panna Cotta split while chilling, any ideas why this would happen?

Hmm. never happened to me, but hope you didn't get milk and cream to a boil, and didn't add the gelatin while they were still over heat.

On May 08, 2015 at 02:23 pm, Anu-My Ginger Garlic kitchen said...
Super vibrant and yummy Panna Cotta! loved it! :)
On August 11, 2015 at 09:48 pm, Chathu said...
Can I add gelatine to the strawberry puree? So it will also set.

yes you can, just that you will have to wait for the panna cotta to set so you can add the strawberry layer.

On August 28, 2015 at 01:42 pm, Ana said...
Olá, sou sua fã adoro os pratos feitos por si, parabéns. Gostaria que pudesse traduzir esta receita para português. Obrigada, continuação de um sucesso.

 Você pode mudar a linguagem para cada receita. Obrigado:)

On November 07, 2015 at 09:19 am, Brenda said...
Hello, could I make a mango sauce instead of the strawberry sauce? If yes, do I process the mangoes the same as the strawberries? Thanks in advance!

Sure.. you don't necessarily need to cook the mango.. I would just use a blender to make it puree

On November 20, 2015 at 12:48 am, Chocolate said...
Hi, how do you tilt the ramekins? That's an awesome idea!

Did you see the video? it shows how I did it.. easy but with a great effect indeed

On June 26, 2016 at 01:51 pm, M said...
Looks so pretty! Where did you get the glasses?
On July 19, 2016 at 10:39 am, Gabriela Alfares said...
Hey, what can I do to unmold the pana cotta?
On July 27, 2016 at 11:01 am, Joan said...
Hi there, very nice recipe! We are hosting a summer party next week and I was wondering if theres any substitute for gelatin? My partner is vegetarian so can't use gelatin and would love to make this! I need some idea. Thank you
On September 18, 2016 at 01:30 am, Helena said...
This panna cotta tastes so good and is perfectly wobbly! I made a different sauce but this will be my go to panna cotta recipe from now on!
On May 05, 2017 at 04:18 am, Charmaine said...
I've tried it and it came out fantastic. We loved it. I done a little adjustment the second time, I add a layer of crumbled biscuits at the bottom since i used flat glasses and the strawberries i added gelatin to it and it came superb. Thanks
On March 27, 2018 at 06:30 pm, Leeah said...
Can this dessert be made ahead of time and frozen????

Hi Leeah.

Yes, it  can be frozen.

On March 05, 2019 at 05:29 am, april said...
what a lovely, silky version of panna cotta. the berries make the composition beautiful – and delicious too, I’m sure. Last time I made panna cotta, it didn’t gel very well. I’ll try this recipe next time for sure.

Post a comment

1 + 8 =
Home | About | Recipes | Contact
© Copyright 2021 Home Cooking Adventure