4 Jan 2016

Coffee PannaCotta

Panna Cotta is an Italian dessert where the cream is cooked and any flavoring is added to it along with a thickening agent like gelatin. This dessert is super delicious since it's made with cream, I always prefer using full cream for my panna cotta desserts but you can also make this dessert with half cream and half milk.

Coffee Panna Cotta

I have already posted strawberry panna cotta and mango panna cotta and both are one of my favorite desserts! This time I tried out coffee panna cotta for my brother and his wife and they both loved it! You can easily double the ingredients mentioned for a larger quantity.
If you're a coffee lover, try the coffee ice cream and coffee cake too!

Coffee Panna Cotta

Preparation time 15 mins | Cooking time 2 mins | Setting time 6 hours | Serves 2-3

  • Cream - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla - 1/2 tsp
  • Instant coffee granules - 1/2 tbsp
  • Gelatin - 2 tsp
  • Water - 1.5 tbsp
Coffee Panna Cotta

1. In a small bowl, add 2 tbsp water and sprinkle the gelatin over it and let it bloom for 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, pour the cream and whisk well with a spoon. 
3. Add the sugar, vanilla and coffee and whisk well.

4. Now heat the cream gently over low heat and keep whisking until the coffee blends well with the cream.
5. Do not allow the cream to boil, it should be only a gentle heat for about 2 minutes.

6. Now add the gelatin to the cream. The gelatin will be thickened, spoon it into the cream and whisk well until the gelatin is dissolved.
7. Remove from heat and pour into dessert cups and let it cool down a bit then cling wrap before refrigerating for about 6 hours.

8. Once set, serve with some chocolate syrup or chocolate chips!

Coffee Panna Cotta

1. You can use 1/2 cup cream and 1/2 cup milk instead of full cream.
2. Any cream can be used - low fat, whipping, heavy cream, anything can be used. I used low fat amul fresh cream.
3. If you don't want to use gelatin, use same amount agar agar.
4. Sometimes, adding the coffee granules does not dissolve well when added directly to the cream, to avoid that, take 2 tbsp of cream in a small bowl and add the coffee to this and mix well until dissolved and then add it to the saucepan.
5. This makes a very small quantity. I used really small bowls and got 3 bowls. If you use a larger dessert bowl, you might get only one serving. Increase the ingredients according to your requirement.

Until next time,
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  1. Looks very delicious dessert

  2. Pannacotta is perfectly set.. delicious!

  3. Panacotta is one of my favorite desserts... looks so delicious dear...

  4. Just had coffee pannacotta at Hilton n was wondering how they made it n I login to FB n to my surprise I see this post.... OMG!!! Seriously it brings so much joy n the same taste back to my memory when I saw the pics..... God bless you Beaulah for all the efforts you put in to share such awesome recipes with us....

  5. Anything coffee and I'm in heaven. I've never made pannacotta but when I do - it will definitely be this one.

    1. You should try this soon Nicole! You will love it! I don't even like coffee and I simply loved it! Good thing I made such a small batch otherwise I would have been too tempted!!


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