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Coffee Panna Cotta

Coffee Panna Cotta

Coffee Panna Cotta – a traditional Italian dessert, perfect for any occasion. Silky, wobbly, and delicious.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword coffee, dessert, panna cotta
Servings 6 to 8
Author Manuela Zangara


  • 300 ml – 10 oz. heavy cream I used lactose-free cream
  • 100 ml – 3.5 oz. milk I used lactose-free milk
  • 80 gms – 6 ½ tbsp sugar
  • 3 sheets 6 gms – 0.2 oz. of gelatine or 2 tsp of gelatine powder
  • 120 ml – ½ cup strong coffee I used espresso
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chopped, 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 coffee and vanilla. Mix well and remove from the fire.
  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 your serving glasses and keep them in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight to set.
  6. Top the panna cotta with some chopped chocolate just before serving.