Indulge in Elegance: Cherry Panna Cotta Recipe

Dive into the silky-smooth world of Panna Cotta, an Italian dessert that perfectly balances the creaminess of gently set cream with the vibrant, sweet tartness of cherries.

Our Cherry Panna Cotta recipe is a testament to the simplicity of Italian desserts, where minimal ingredients come together to create something truly magical. Whether you’re looking to impress guests or simply treat yourself, this dessert is a showstopper.

Cherry Panna Cotta Recipe


  • For the Panna Cotta:
    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup whole milk
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) unflavored gelatin
    • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • For the Cherry Sauce:
    • 2 cups fresh or frozen cherries, pitted
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water


  1. Prepare the Panna Cotta: In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water and let it stand for 5 minutes to soften.
  2. In a saucepan, combine heavy cream, milk, and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is warm. Do not boil.
  3. Remove from heat, add the softened gelatin, and stir until fully dissolved. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the mixture into ramekins or glasses. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or until set.
  5. Make the Cherry Sauce: In a saucepan, combine cherries, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and water. Cook over medium heat until the cherries soften and release their juices.
  6. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly. Cool to room temperature, then chill until ready to serve.
  7. Serve: Once the panna cotta has set, top with the chilled cherry sauce before serving.


This Cherry Panna Cotta is not just a dessert; it’s an experience. The creamy, smooth texture of the panna cotta paired with the luscious cherry sauce makes for an unforgettable end to any meal. It’s a testament to the beauty of Italian desserts—simple ingredients, elegantly combined to create something truly extraordinary.

Product Recommendations

Achieve the perfect Cherry Panna Cotta with these Amazon picks:

  1. Ramekins: Ideal for setting individual portions of panna cotta.
  2. Saucepan: A good quality saucepan is essential for both the panna cotta and cherry sauce.
  3. Cherry Pitter: If using fresh cherries, a cherry pitter can save you time and hassle.
  4. Whisk: Ensure your panna cotta mixture is smooth and lump-free with a sturdy whisk.

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