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Kaffir Lime and Yogurt Panna Cotta

Kaffir Lime and Yogurt Panna Cotta

Kaffir Lime and Yogurt Panna Cotta - a lighter and exotic variation of a classic Italian dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Manuela Zangara


  • 200 ml – 6 ¾ oz. natural yogurt I used Greek yogurt
  • 200 ml – 6 ¾ oz. milk
  • 80 gms – 2.7 oz. sugar
  • 3 sheets 6 gms – 0.2 oz. of gelatine or 2 tsp of gelatine powder
  • 5 kaffir lime leaves roughly shredded
  • Honey to serve


  1. Place the milk, sugar and kaffir lime leaves in a saucepan over low heat. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside for 30 minutes for the kaffir lime flavour to infuse.
  2. Return the pan to low heat and bring to a gentle simmer, then remove from the heat. Meanwhile, soak the gelatine sheets in a bowl of cold water until softened. Squeeze out the excess water.
  3. Whisk the gelatine into the milk mixture until dissolved.
  4. Whisk in the yogurt until incorporated.
  5. Strain into a jug and discard the lime leaves.
  6. Pour into shooter glasses and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until set.
  7. Serve with a drizzle of honey.