Berry Panna Cotta

Panna cotta means cooked cream in Italian, a dessert made by simmering cream, milk and sugar then mixing it with gelatine and cooled down to set. Usually served with wild berries, caramel, chocolate sauce or fruit coulis this Italian dessert is one of the easiest desserts to make. Originally from a place called Piedmont located in Northern Italy, early versions used boiled fish bones in place of gelatine, it was consumed plain, with hazelnuts or with fruits then it evolved into what is now the popular gelatine dessert.

Thanks to the person who invented commercial gelatine otherwise I am not sure whether I will enjoy this treat, I am just unsure about a dessert where it is made out of home boiled fish bone collagen and cream. Well if you come to think of it gelatine comes from bones of animals anyways.

Berry Panna Cotta
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Serves: 4
Panna cotta
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tsp unflavoured gelatine
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
Berry Toppings
  • 1½ cup strawberries
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • fresh blueberries
  1. In a bowl mix together milk and gelatine, set aside.
  2. In a saucepan mix together cream and sugar, place in stove top bring it to a boil then lower to simmering heat.
  3. Pour milk mixture over into the sauce pan then give it a good mix then turn heat off.
  4. Pour into 6 small ramekin dishes or dessert glass then let it cool, refrigerate until set.
  5. In a blender mix all Berry Toppings ingredients together except for blueberries and cornstarch.
  6. Pour blended mixture in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes then add the cornstarch mixture. Continue to simmer until berry sauce thickens.
  7. Remove sauce from heat then let it cool, once cooled down pour on top of set panna cotta then top it with blueberries, refrigerate for 3 more hours before serving.



21 Responses

  1. nors says:


  2. Tessa says:

    Wow! Gorgeous photography and delicious looking panna cotta!

  3. ChopinandMysaucepan says:

    Dear Raymund,

    Athough I’m used to a wobbly panna cotta outside of its mould, I think yours look delicious especially with that layer of berries.

  4. mjskit says:

    Panna Cotta – Yum yum!!!! It’s so beautifully delicious looking with the little layer of berries. Gorgeous photo!

  5. Kristy says:

    Look how beautifully done those are Raymund! I’d feel bad digging a spoon in there…though I still would because it would be delicious!

  6. kitchenriffs says:

    Love the picture. And such a great dessert – I haven’t made this in years. I need to get up off my lazy behind and do this again. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Your panna cotta is beautiful!! I especially love the berry sauce. I can scoop some for “taste testing” before using it and need extra more topping for my panna cotta. 😀

  8. I love Panna cotta!!!
    With berry topping it looks even more Delicious!!!

  9. Katie says:

    i’m italian and i’ve never made panna cotta. you have inspired me to make it!

  10. foodjaunts says:

    That’s lovely 🙂 The berries look so colorful

  11. marivicguileb says:

    Anong klaseng cream po ba ang pwedeng gmitin?looks yummy gusto kong subukan

  12. Shan says:

    Pede na po ba ung all purpose cream dito sa atin?

  13. Shawn says:

    Sir pd b mr gulaman

  14. Shawn says:

    Or agar agar po?

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