10 Mar 2014

Strawberry Pana Cotta Recipe

I have always seen these beautiful pictures of pana cotta and wanted to make one. This time around, with all the strawberries lying around the house, I decided to try a panna cotta with strawberries. I should say it tasted really really yum!
You can make panna cotta with half milk and half cream but I have used full cream for this recipe. And hence it tasted more rich and more yum!
I love this dessert, more so because it is wonderful to make this for guests. It can be made ahead of time and can be made as individual servings and it's so good to look at and it tastes so good!
Check out the other panna cotta recipes - mangochocolatecoffee, coconut milk, dairy free coconut milk panna cotta.

Preparation time 15 mins | Cooking time 10 mins | Serves 3

  • Cream - 2 cups (500ml)
  • Gelatin - 1 tbsp 
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup (use only if your using unsweetened cream)
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • Water - 4 tbsp
For the Strawberry sauce
  • Strawberries - 300 gms
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 2 tbsp

Here are some other Strawberry Recipes

1. Sprinkle the gelatin in 4 tbsps of water and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
2. In a saucepan, heat the cream and sugar. Bring it to a simmer. Do not boil, keep stirring often.
3. When the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and add vanillia extract. Allow it to cool down for about 5 minutes. 
4. Add the gelatin in this cream mixture and mix well until the gelatin dissolves. (mixture should be hot but not boiling hot so that the gelatin dissolves)
5. Pour it into serving glasses and let it set in the refrigerator for about 4 hours.
6. In the meanwhile, prepare the strawberries. Wash and hull the berries and chop them into pieces.
7. Put the chopped strawberries in a saucepan and add the sugar and water. Bring it to a simmer and then switch off. Do not boil.
8. Transfer the strawberries into a blender and and blend to a smooth sauce.
9. You can either strain this mixture or use as it is. I did not strain.
10. Let it cool to room temperature and refrigerate until ready to use.
11. Once the panna cotta sets, add the strawberry sauce over it and serve.

1. You can serve in serving glass or unmould and then add the strawberry sauce and serve.
2. You can use any fruit instead of strawberries.
3. Panna Cotta is generally made wth half milk and half cream. If you want to use half and half, use 1 cup milk and 1 cup cream.

Until next time,
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  1. This looks absolutely divine ..very colorful dear :)

  2. this was on my mind since so long..I'm tempted to try it now...looks very beautiful....yumm

  3. Amazing......... Looks delicious and elegant!!

  4. Soo colorful and refreshing pana cotta ... :)

  5. lovely and gorgeous looking panacotta....

  6. Panacotta looks so good... Wonderful recipe!!

  7. wow.. another strawberry dessert... :)

  8. the panacotta looks awesome... one of my favorite desserts to make when i have guests around... :)

  9. Mmmm....drooling here.


  10. Beulah the layers are looking so great :) well done job

  11. I wud like to know hv U used non dairy cream in this one

  12. Hi.. Can I use Hershey's strawberry syrup instead of making the strawberry sauce?if yes, how much quantity?

    1. I'm not sure how that will taste but you can just drizzle some of the syrup over the cream. Since it's already sweetened, don't use too much.

  13. Hi wanted to know how to use agar agar strands instead of gelatin powder

    1. Sorry I have never used agar strands so not sure! If you're using agar powder, use the same amount of gelatin or slightly less.

  14. Tried this wonderful recipe... it came out great. The setting was perfect. After my very 1st attempt, panacotta never used to work out for me. I am soooo happy with the result. Thanks a lot... however, I could see a small layer settled down at the bottom of the glass which s transparent & light in color. it looked like tender coconut jelly in color..any idea what I may have done wrong?

    1. Thank you for the feedback, glad you liked it! I'm not sure what the transparent layer could be. Maybe the cream you used was thin/watery which settled at the bottom.

    2. Thanks Beulah. I used fresh cream since I couldn't get my hands on full cream. As u said, that might be the reason. Thanks for taking time out to reply to my query.


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