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Vanilla Bean and Lemon Panna Cotta

Vanilla Bean and Lemon Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce. from #DietersDownfall.comVanilla Bean and Lemon Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce, Lemon Snowball Cookies, and a Raspberry Lemon Martini

I really enjoyed this dessert.

All of the components were very easy to make and all together they were delicious! I loved the colors of the desserts together, and I was so stoked to see all the little vanilla beans when I turned the panna cotta out on to the plate.

Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce, a Lemon Cookies, and a Raspberry Lemon Infused Martini.from #dietersdownfall.comFor me, this dessert just calls out – SPRING!!

The bright red of the raspberries was just so beautiful.

I don’t think that I’ve made a prettier dessert… well maybe I have, but this one is up there for stunning color! And, I think that a lot of people really, really liked the martini as well, because it’s already been pinned over 1,000 times in less than 4 days! Stunning! Thanks so much! 🙂

Vanilla Bean and Lemon Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce and a Lemon Cookie. from #dietersdownfall.comSigh, I’m wishing I still had some of this.

The light creamy texture of the panna cotta reminds me of custard or flan, but without all the hard work. Pairing it with a little cookie added a little crunch that I thought was perfect and I loved the raspberry sauce all over everything! Amazing!

I do still have some of that infused vodka, so I’ll definitely be enjoying a martini over the long weekend.

Beautiful Colors for a decadent dessert. Raspberry and Lemon just pair so well together. from #dietersdownfall.comI hope that you make this dessert.  When you do, you’ll totally thank me. 🙂


Lemon and Raspberry Martinis made with infused vodka and lemonade. from

Get the recipe for the Lemon Raspberry Vodka Martini HERE.








Light and Flaky, tart and lemony - Lemon Snowball Cookies. from

Get the recipe for the Lemon Snowball Cookies HERE.



Yield: 8 servings

Vanilla Bean and Lemon Panna Cotta

Vanilla Bean and Lemon Panna Cotta

Easy to make in no time! Vanilla bean and Lemon Panna Cotta is sure to be a summer favorite.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


For the Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons gelatin
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • Butter for the ramekins

For the Raspberry Sauce

  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water


    1. Prepare the ramekins by buttering the inside. This will help to release them for platting.
    2. Pour 1/2 cup milk into a medium bowl; sprinkle gelatin over. Let sit until gelatin softens, about 15 minutes.
    3. In a large saucepan, whisk together the cream, 1/2 cup milk, sugar, and lemon zest. Scrape vanilla seeds from bean into saucepan then toss in the the bean. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; cover and let steep for 10 minutes.
    4. Bring cream mixture back to a simmer, adding the gelatin mixture and stir until dissolved. Strain out the vanilla bean and pour among ramekins.
    5. Chill uncovered for six hours until panna cotta is set. Then cover overnight in the fridge.
    6. Add the raspberries, sugar, and water to a small pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Stir to break up the fruit and ensure that all the sugar is dissolved.
    7. Pour 1/3 of the raspberry mixture over a fine mesh sieve and press the sauce into a bowl. Discard the seeds. Continue to press out the syrup until all the seeds are removed. Store in the fridge to cool. Add a few raspberries to the sauce, but only once it is cold.
    8. Using a small sharp knife, cut around edges of each panna cotta. Place a small serving plate atop each ramekin and invert, allowing panna cotta to settle onto plate. Add the raspberry sauce to the plate and serve with a Lemon Snowball Cookie.
    9. If you are not going to turn out the panna cotta, simply add the raspberry over top and serve.


Panna cotta recipe from BonAppetit

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 476Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 3gSugar: 48gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

Diane @ Vintage Zest

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014

This looks amazing! Congrats because you are featured on this week's Do Tell Tuesday link party and have been pinned to our features board! Feel free to grab a button and link up this week too. :)

Diane @ Vintage Zest

Karyn Granrud

Sunday 8th of June 2014

Thanks so much for the feature!

How to Philosophize with Cake

Monday 2nd of June 2014

This looks delicious! I love panna cotta in all its forms, I'll have to try this variation sometime. :) Also I just stumbled across your site via Pinterest, I just love the name! :D

Karyn Granrud

Sunday 8th of June 2014

Thanks for the compliment. It took me about 6 months to come up with the name. I'm glad you found me!

Linda Warren

Wednesday 28th of May 2014

This does look very pretty and perfect for summer get-togethers. I will definitely be trying and having one of your delicious looking martinis too! Thanks for sharing on Wake Up Wednesdays.

Karyn Granrud

Thursday 29th of May 2014

thanks so much for stopping by Linda! I'm still enjoying my infused Vodka!


Sunday 25th of May 2014

I love panna cotta, and this version looks so delicious!

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