Vanilla Panna Cotta Recipe with a Strawberry Sauce

This easy panna cotta recipe is one of those desserts you can throw together in a matter of minutes—minutes. That leaves a lot of time to do a lot of other things. Like clean up a carton of eggs that fell on your kitchen floor, start dinner over because you burnt it while cleaning up the spilled eggs.

Panna Cotta via Bakers Royale

Now, I’m naturally a clumsy person, but overloaded and pressed for time, I’m like a klutz in overdrive. It’s seriously amazing that I haven’t had a worst kitchen disaster than spills and minor burns.

Back to the food . . . panna cotta is seriously one of the easiest desserts you can make. For this version I kept it simple by keeping the base a vanilla flavor and simply topping it off with a strawberry syrup and some whipped cream.

Panna Cotta by Bakers Royale

For a chocolate panna cotta recipe, check out the one I made here for the holidays. For a more detailed post about panna cotta, click here for this article from TheKitchn.

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Vanilla Panna Cotta with Strawberry Sauce

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

Panna Cotta

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Strawberry Sauce

  • 8 oz. strawberries, hulled
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice, divided use
  • 1-2 tablespoons water

Directions:

To make Panna Cotta

  1. Pour 1/2 cup of milk into a bowl. Evenly sprinkle gelatin on top; set aside for two minutes.
  2. Place the cream and sugar  into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer (look for small bubbles along the edge of the pan). Add in vanilla; stir to combine.  Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve. Pour the gelatin mixture into the cream mixture and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved (mixture should be free of grit when rubbed between two fingers).
  3. Pour into stemmed glasses or ramekins. Chill for at least 2 hours or loosely cover and chill overnight. Finish with strawberry sauce and whipped cream.

To make strawberry sauce:

  1. Place strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon water (more if needed to thin out syrup) in a blender and puree. Transfer mixture to a saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Continue to boil until mixture thickens to syrup consistency. (If needed, transfer mixture back to blender for a final puree so syrup is smooth). Strain if needed. Set aside to cool.
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35 Responses to “Vanilla Panna Cotta Recipe with a Strawberry Sauce”

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    Tieghan Gerard — July 15, 2014 @ 8:22 pm

    I am huge klutz and the messiest person in the kitchen, so I totally relate.

    Love this simple panna cotta. Looks perfect for a first timer like me!

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    Jaclyn — July 15, 2014 @ 8:37 pm

    I love panna cotta! These look dreamy!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 15, 2014 @ 9:09 pm

    Cleaning up eggs, burning dinner, making panna cotta. Sounds like quite the day. With a newborn and another kiddo to look after…superwoman!! :) pinned

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche — July 15, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

    i love a good panna cotta.. love that this panna cotta is in a glass. yum!

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    ThisBakerGirlBlogs — July 16, 2014 @ 12:59 am

    This looks like such a delight!

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    Bri | Bites of Bri — July 16, 2014 @ 2:42 am

    I love puddings and panna cotta. Once things start going badly for me, I’m my own worst enemy. It goes downhill fast!

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    Shashi @ runninsrilankan(dot)com — July 16, 2014 @ 3:29 am

    Such a gorgeous panna cotta!
    I burnt my arm on the broiler in my oven – so yup, I understand and speak “klutzy” so well! :)

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    Laura @ Raise Your Garden — July 16, 2014 @ 3:29 am

    I didn’t even know what Panna Cotta was so thanks for sharing, hey, you learn everyday!

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    marla — July 16, 2014 @ 3:30 am

    Looks wonderful!!

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    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — July 16, 2014 @ 3:47 am

    We would never know you were a clumsy person.. especially because everything you post here is always so beautiful and elegant. But I think we can all relate. i’ve never made panna cotta before and can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Jenny Flake — July 16, 2014 @ 4:26 am

    Lovely simple dessert! Want!!

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    Heather Christo — July 16, 2014 @ 4:33 am

    This panna cotta is absolutely lovely Naomi. And you have company in the klutz department. If we are anywhere with a lot of fragiles, Pete is like “Heather! hold your purse close to your side and be careful!” so that I don’t knock into everything. It’s so sad!

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    Maria — July 16, 2014 @ 4:59 am

    Love this elegant dessert!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — July 16, 2014 @ 5:01 am

    Love how easy this is but elegant! Seems like you worked all day for it! :)

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    Tahnycooks — July 16, 2014 @ 5:21 am

    Thank you for choosing my dessert that will be made tonight! Yummy and delicious; favorite combo!

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    Amanda — July 16, 2014 @ 5:48 am

    Love panna cotta – such a simple and elegant dessert. I had panna cotta flavored with peach leaves last summer and it is still one of my most memorable desserts.

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — July 16, 2014 @ 5:54 am

    Such a gorgeous dessert! And the strawberry sauce, killer!

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    Kari @ Cooking with Toddlers — July 16, 2014 @ 6:10 am

    I love how simple this is to make and how elegant it looks!

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    Deborah @ Delicious Happens — July 16, 2014 @ 6:20 am

    Looks incredible!! Pinned!

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    Justin @ SaltPepperSkillet — July 16, 2014 @ 7:07 am

    Panna Cotta is my favorite dessert ever, and I’ve never even made it. Crazy!

    This looks easy and awesome.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — July 16, 2014 @ 7:35 am

    Gorgeous. This panna cotta sounds fantastic!

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    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker — July 16, 2014 @ 7:50 am

    So beautiful and elegant! You can never be a klutz!

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    Aida Mollenkamp — July 16, 2014 @ 9:50 am

    Oooh, I never tire of panna cotta – so great!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — July 16, 2014 @ 10:01 am

    these look so lovely! beautiful photos!

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    marcie — July 16, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

    Panna cotta is such a quick, delicious dessert! These are just gorgeous.

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    Kate @ Diethood — July 16, 2014 @ 2:45 pm

    Beautiful!!! Creamy desserts are totally mah jam! AND, I JUST burnt my dinner… I was too busy trying to make a cake. :-D

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    Medha @ Whisk & Shout — July 16, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

    Yum! I always had a mental block about panna cotta. I thought because it was unfamiliar it also must be hard… obviously this isn’t the case, and this is such a delicious and easy recipe! :)

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    jenna @ just j.faye — July 16, 2014 @ 4:37 pm

    Oh wow. I always thought panna cotta was difficult to make… Maybe because it just sounds really fancy? Whatever the reason, I am glad it’s simple and will now have to try it out!

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    dina — July 16, 2014 @ 4:56 pm

    it looks so creamy and delicious!

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    Gaby — July 16, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

    So delicious and totally gorgeous!

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    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — July 16, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

    Panna Cotta rocks, love how simple you kept this. Gorgeous Naomi!

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    La Cuisine d'Hélène — July 17, 2014 @ 7:21 am

    In the summer I like quick dessert. This looks so good and you can add any fruits.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 17, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

    So gorgeous, I love that layer of strawberry sauce!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 18, 2014 @ 8:17 am

    Panna cotta is such a refreshing dessert! This looks lovely!

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    NA — August 31, 2014 @ 5:03 pm

    I love this recipe. And the glasses as well. Any suggestions on where to purchase these? I would appreciate it. Thank you :-)

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