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Coffee Panna Cotta

16:37 Mon 24th May 2010 |

Serves 4

Coffee panna cotta is a chilled creamy Italian dessert. This rich dessert is the ideal dinner party dish; is a perfect treat after a delicious dinner and will go down very well with all your guests.

Panna cotta is made ahead of time, so there is no rushing round at the last minute. And, to make it even easier you can pour the panna cotta into a beautiful glass instead of using a mould, it will save you from having to turn it out. Serving in large coffee mugs with a coffee bean on top of each one, looks particularly good especially since this is coffee panna cotta.


  • 3 gelatine leaves
  • 250ml milk
  • 250ml double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 100g sugar


  1. Soak the gelatine in cold water for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour the milk and cream into a sauce pan and simmer.
  3. Add the sugar and stir until it has dissolved.
  4. Squeeze any excess water out of the gelatine and add to the milk and cream; stir until gelatine has dissolved.
  5. Add in the vanilla extract and stir in the coffee until it has dissolved.
  6. Pour into 4 ramekins or moulds and refrigerate overnight or until set.

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