Panna Cotta with Berries

This iconic dessert is distinguished by its creamy texture and its tasty contrast between the delicately vanilla-flavored panna cotta and the fruity burst of raspberries, strawberries and blueberries.

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Panna Cotta with Berries

Let yourself be seduced by the sweetness and elegance of our red fruit Panna Cotta. This classic Italian dessert, both creamy and light, is enhanced by a fresh red fruit coulis, bringing a touch of freshness and acidity.
Easy to make, this Panna Cotta is perfect to impress your guests or to treat yourself to a sweet gourmet break. Follow this simple recipe and let yourself be tempted by this Panna Cotta for a moment of pure gourmet pleasure.
Buon appetito! 🇮🇹
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 2 small saucepans
  • 4 ramekins (or glasses)
  • 1 blender (or food processor)
  • 1 fine-mesh sieve
  • 1 spatula
  • 1 bowl


For the Panna Cotta

  • 2.6 oz white sugar  (75 g - â…“ cup)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cup heavy cream (or heavy whipped cream) -300 ml
  • 3 leaves gelatin
  • 1 bowl water

For the Berry Sauce

  • 10.5 oz berries* (fresh -300 g or 1 frozen berries bag -16 oz)
  • 1 oz sugar (30 g-â…› cup)

For the Topping

  • berries (or any fruit of your choice)
  • leaves mint


Prepare the Panna Cotta

  • Place the gelatin sheets in a bowl of cold water. Make sure the water completely covers the sheets. Let the gelatin sheets soak for about 5 to 10 minutes until they become soft and pliable. The sheets will absorb water and expand during this process.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream medium heat until it simmers (make sure it does not boil!). Add sugar and vanilla extract, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  • Remove the saucepan from the stove once you start to see small bubbles and set aside.
  • Squeeze out any excess water from the softened gelatin sheets. Be careful not to wring them too hard to avoid tearing. Add the hydrated sheets directly to the hot whipped cream. Stir until dissolved.
  • Pour the mixture into panna cotta ramekins. Cover the ramekins with plastic wrap to prevent a layer from forming and chill in the refrigerator.

Prepare the Berry Sauce

  • Combine berries and sugar in a small saucepan. If you use fresh berries, add 2 tbsp of water. Heat, medium heat, until the sugar is dissolved, and simmer for about 5 minutes, no more.
  • In a blender or food processor, blend the berries until smooth.
  • Strain the coulis through a fine-mesh sieve to get a smoother texture.
  • Once the panna cotta is set (4 hours in the refrigerator or overnight to ensurea better result), pour the berry sauce on top.
    Garnish with fresh berries and mint.


*use any berry you like (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry or a mix)
  1. Sweetness Adjustment: Adjust the sugar quantity in the panna cotta and berry coulis based on your sweetness preference.
  2. Setting Time: Allow sufficient time for the panna cotta to set in the refrigerator; typically, a few hours or overnight for the best results.
Keyword Berry Sauce, gluten free, Panna Cotta
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