Panna Cotta (Cooked Cream) Recipe

Panna cotta has become a popular dessert worldwide, commonly found in many restaurants. This Italian delicacy, translating to “cooked cream” in English, is surprisingly easy to make.

You can customize it with various ingredients like berries and fruits for a delightful garnish.

panna cotta recipe


  • 3/4 cup (150g) Sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 2 cups Double cream (500ml)
  • 3 gelatin sheets (6g)


  1. Place gelatin sheets in cold water, allowing them to soften for about ten minutes until very soft.
  2. In a heavy-based pot, combine cream, scored vanilla pod, and sugar. Stir well and slowly bring it to a boil over low to medium heat.
  3. After about ten minutes, once the sugar has dissolved, remove the vanilla pod. Add the softened gelatin, stirring until it dissolves.
  4. Pour the panna cotta into ramekins and refrigerate for at least five hours or overnight if possible.

To serve, dip the ramekins in hot water for a few seconds, invert them onto a serving plate, and the panna cotta will slide right out.

Your panna cotta is ready to be enjoyed! Dress it with your favorite toppings for an impressive treat.

Buon Appetito!

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Enzo Rossi
Meet Enzo, the Italian culinary maestro who's been crafting delectable dishes since the age of 8. Rooted in the rich traditions of Italy, his kitchen is a canvas for authentic flavors and Mediterranean delights. His recipes are designed for regular, everyday life. Buon appetito!

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