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.

Preparation 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 0:35


    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 it for platting.
    2. Pour ½ 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, ½ 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 fro six hours until panna cotta is set. Then cover overnight in the fridge.

    For the Raspberry Sauce

    1. 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.
    2. Pour ⅓ of the 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.

    Serving the Panna Cotta

    1. 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.
    2. If you are not going to turn out the panna cotta, simply add the raspberry over top and serve.


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