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Panna Cotta
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5 from 6 votes

Panna Cotta

A delectable custard-like Italian dessert that comes together in minutes. Enjoy with a fresh berry compote and voila. It is the perfect make-ahead dessert as well!
Prep Time15 mins
Chill time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy dessert idea, easy panna cotta recipe, Fufus Kitchen, halal gelatin panna cotta, halal panna cotta, hearthy foods, how to make panna cotta, italian dessert recipe, Panna cotta, valentines day dessert
Servings: 4 people
Author: Heifa


  • 1/3 cup Milk skim or whole will work. This recipe has not yet been tested on dairy-free milk.
  • 2 1/2 cups Heavy Whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp Unflavored Halal Gelatin from Hearthy Foods
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Orange Zest Use a grater to zest the peel of an orange
  • 1/2 tbsp Vanilla Flavoring

Berry Sauce

  • 1 cup Fresh blueberries Raspberries, blackberries or strawberries will work too
  • 1 tbsp Fresh squeezed orange juice Use the same orange that was being zested
  • 1 tbsp Orange Zest
  • 1 tbsp Sugar


  • First, combine the milk with the gelatin. Stir together until gelatin is completely dissolved and set aside.
  • In a small pot, add the heavy cream and sugar. Mix together until the sugar is dissolved over medium heat on the stovetop. Keep stirring until the cream starts to boil and rise to the top of the pot.
  • At this point, add in the gelatin mixture which has solidified. Stir it into the creamy very well making sure it's all dissolved. Stir for about 2 minutes.
  • Take the pot off the stove and transfer it to the countertop. Add in the vanilla and orange zest. Mix that together.
    how to make panna cotta
  • Let this mixture cool for a few minutes. In the meantime, gather the desired serving dishes. Glass cups, mason jars, and/or ramekins would be perfect.
  • Pour the now room temperature mixture into the desired serving ware. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours to set. Make the berry sauce in the meantime.
    how to make panna cotta

Berry Sauce

  • To make the berry sauce in the meantime, just mix together all the ingredients in a pot. Cook on medium heat on the stovetop for a few minutes until the berries begin to burst. Crush a few but leave some whole as well for texture. Set aside to cool room temp and thicken slightly. This can also be refrigerated.
    Berry sauce

Assembly of Panna Cotta

  • After the chill period, either keep panna cotta in the same serving dishes and top with sauce and crushed nuts (optional) or flip the panna cotta over into the desired serving plate and garnish then.
  • To do so, add the panna cotta ramekins to a baking pan and fill the edges around it with hot water. Allow it to sit in this for a few minutes. Then take the ramekins out and use a knife to go around the edges of the ramekin. Flip over the panna cotta on the desired plate and voila!
    Panna cotta


To make this Keto-friendly use Monkfruit sweenter in place of granulated sugar.
This recipe has not been testing on dairy free milk's yet. 
It is Gluten Free.
Store in the fridge no longer than 3 days.