Velvet Whisper: Panna Cotta

Embrace the silken caress of Panna Cotta, Italy's beloved 'cooked cream'. This dessert whispers luxury with its smooth, melt-in-the-mouth texture contrasted by a vibrant berry coulis or a drizzle of rich caramel. It's a symphony of simplicity and elegance.

Velvet Whisper: Panna Cotta

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes 
  • Set Time: 4 hours

Servings and Size

  • Yields: 6 servings 
  • Serving Size: 120g

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 300 kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 25g 
  • Protein: 4g 
  • Fat: 20g 
  • Saturated Fat: 12g 
  • Sugars: 18g


  1. Heavy cream - 500ml
  2. Granulated sugar - 100g
  3. Vanilla bean - 1 (split and scraped)
  4. Gelatin leaves - 3 (or equivalent powdered gelatin)
  5. Fresh berries for garnish - 150g
  6. Mint leaves for garnish - a small bunch
  7. Method of Preparation:Soak gelatin leaves in cold water.
  8. Heat cream, sugar, and vanilla until sugar dissolves.
  9. Stir in gelatin until dissolved.
  10. Pour into molds and chill until set.
  11. Serve with berry coulis or caramel and garnish.

Culinary Tips

  • For the creamiest texture, avoid boiling the cream mixture.
  • Customize flavors with citrus zest or coffee.
  • To unmold, briefly dip the bottom of the mold in hot water.


  • Q: Can I use agar-agar instead of gelatin? A: Yes, follow package instructions for the correct ratio.
  • Q: How long does Panna Cotta last in the fridge? A: Up to 2 days, covered to prevent absorption of fridge odors.
  • Q: Can Panna Cotta be frozen? A: It's not recommended as freezing can alter the texture.


Panna Cotta is the quintessence of dessert minimalism, where less is truly more, offering an indulgent end to any meal.