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Vanilla Panna Cotta

Vanilla Panna Cotta Recipe

Vanilla Panna cotta is a very easy and simple Italian dessert, made with cream, milk and sugar. This is a very delicate dessert which you can make ahead of time and keep in a fridge before serving at small get-togethers or parties
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 small cups
Author: Pavani


  • Double cream – 1 cup
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Agar-agar powder – 1tbsp
  • Vanilla extract – 1tbsp
  • Water – 3tbsp
  • Sugar – ¼ cup


  • In a small bowl, add 3tbsp of water, add 1tbsp of agar-agar powder and mix well without any lumps. Keep aside.
  • Next, in a saucepan, add milk, double cream, vanilla extract and sugar. Mix well.
  • Boil the mixture on medium to low flame until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Add the agar-agar mixture and stir well until it is completely dissolved.
  • Bring the entire mixture to boil on low flame for 2-3 minutes until it thickens.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and strain it into a jug using a strainer.
  • Pour it into the prepared cups and keep in the refrigerator for 1-2hrs or until it is set.
  • When Panna cotta is set, unmould it into a plate and serve it by garnishing with mint and a strawberry and enjoy this delicious and creamy dessert.


  • While adding the agar-agar to the water, stir it vigorously until it is completely dissolved before switching on the heat.
  • Don’t add the agar-agar powder directly in hot water otherwise, it will clump up.
  • If the panna cotta is sticking to your cup during unmould, place the cup in luke-warm water for a few seconds and tap it gently on the back of the cup with hand.
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