Mixed Berry Panna Cotta

Serves 10


  • ½ cup milk
  • 600ml thickened cream
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp finely grated orange zest
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthways
  • 1 tbs boiling water
  • 2 ½ tsp powdered gelatine
  • 600g Creative Gourmet frozen Mixed Berries


  1. To make panna cotta, place milk, cream, sugar and orange zest into a medium saucepan. Using a teaspoon, scrape vanilla bean seeds into pan then add the pod. Stir until sugar dissolves and bring slowly to the boil over medium-low heat. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  2. Place boiling water in a small heatproof bowl. Sprinkle with gelatine and stir until dissolved. Set aside 3 minutes. Stir gelatine mixture into cream mixture. Strain cream mixture through a sieve into a heatproof jug. Evenly pour (using about 1/3 cup mixture per glass) into 10 x 1 cup capacity serving glasses. Cover each glass with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight until set.
  3. Before serving, defrost the frozen berries in a shallow bowl. To serve, spoon berries over the panna cotta.


  • This impressive make-ahead ‘mini’ dessert is fabulous for easy entertaining.
  • If preferred, pour the panna cotta into 6 glasses for a larger dessert.
  • Any Creative Gourmet frozen Berries can be used
  • Sprinkle berries with icing sugar as the red currants in the mix are quite tart and require sweetening.
  • Nutrition tip – for a healthier dessert replace cream with fat free plain yoghurt instead of cream.

Per Serve:

  • 1294kJ, protein 3g, total fat 23g (sat. fat 15g), cholesterol 71.4mg, carbs 24.6g, fibre 2.5g, sodium 38mg. GI estimate: Medium

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