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Lemon Panna Cotta

Lemon Panna Cotta

Lemon Panna Cotta - a deliciously silky, sweet, and slightly tart dessert. The flavour of the Italian spring on a spoon!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword dessert, lemon, panna cotta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Setting Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Author Manuela Zangara


  • 300 ml – 10 oz. heavy cream
  • 100 ml – 3.5 oz. milk
  • 120 gms – 4.25 oz. sugar
  • 3 sheets 6 gms – 0.2 oz. of gelatine or 2 tsp of gelatine powder
  • 80 ml – 1/3 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • whipped cream, to decorate
  • lemon zest, to decorate


  1. Put the gelatine sheets in cold water for 10 minutes.
  2. Put the milk, cream and sugar in a pot and heat it on the fire, stirring gently until the sugar melts.
  3. Add the lemon juice and mix.

  4. Squeeze the extra water out of the gelatine leaves and add them into the hot cream mixture. Stir well to dissolve.
  5. Pour into shooter glasses and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until set.

  6. Decorate with whipped cream and lemon zest and serve.