Panna Cotta Recipe

Image credit: Pretty Simple Sweet

Panna cotta – meaning “cooked cream” – is a well-known and frequently requested delicacy that originated in Piedmont and is made of cream and sugar. There are a variety of flavours and variants to choose from. It’s a fantastic end-of-meal treat thanks to its subtle sweetness, silky texture, and elegant plating. Take yourself out to a dinner date in Italy with this easy and sweet panna cotta recipe.

Panna Cotta

Image credit: Pretty Simple Sweet



  • Place water in a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin over the surface in a single layer. Be sure not to pile it as that will prevent the crystals from dissolving properly. Let stand for 5-10 minutes to soften.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, heat cream, sugar, vanilla pod, and vanilla seeds on medium heat and bring just to a boil until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and discard vanilla bean. Stir in gelatin and immediately whisk until smooth and dissolved. If the gelatin hasnt fully dissolved, return the saucepan to the stove and heat gently over low heat. Stir constantly and dont let the mixture boil.
  • Pour cream into 4 individual serving dishes. Refrigerate for at least 2-4 hours, or until completely set.
  • If you like, top with fresh fruit, berries, berry sauce, or lemon curd.
  • Panna cotta can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 3 days.


If using sheet gelatin, use the same weight (7g). Add the sheets to a bowl filled with 2 cups of water. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, then remove the sheets and stir them into the hot panna cotta as directed in the recipe (you dont need to add it along with the water, such as in powdered gelatin – add the sheets only).

Recipe credit: Pretty Simple Sweet

Advertise With My Weekend Plan
© Copyright 2023 by My Weekend Plan. All Rights Reserved.