Panna Cotta

One of the recipes that we have made more than we can count is a Panna Cotta. So many have asked to learn how to make this delicious creamy dessert – chocolate, fruit, coffee, even a boozy one. We have a simple summery recipe here for you try.


  • 125ml full fat milk
  • 125ml double cream
  • 5 green cardamom pods
  • Zest of 1 lemon, thick strips
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbls of white rum
  • 20g caste sugar
  • 40g white chocolate
  • 4 leaves of gelatine
  • 100g strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar


To make the panna cotta, heat the milk, sugar, zest, cardamom and vanilla until scalded, take off the heat and leave to infuse for at least 15 minutes
Lightly oil your dariole moulds
Soak the gelatine in cold water
Strain the mix and warm through with the cream, add the white chocolate a little at a time until it has all been melted
Stir in the gelatine, until completely dissolved
Pour into the moulds and chill for at least three hours
For the strawberries, hull and quarter them and marinade in the balsamic vinegar for 30 minutes
To un-mould the panna cotta, you need to release the sides with your fingers and submerge the dariole mould in hot water for 10 seconds
Decorate the strawberries with a small basil leaf
Decorate the plate with balsamic syrup and serve