Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cherry Panna Cotta


So what do you do with all this cherry juice?  Well you make cherry panna cotta, that’s what!  Ok maybe it’s not a usual suspect but cherry flavour is so versatile that I thought why not make a few fan favourites with cherry juice.  Yesterday I made Cherry Chocolate Fudge Brownies.

You’ll also notice that I’m avoiding my favourite of all time recipes because then that’s just means I’ll eat them all and therefore going against the “trying to be good” idea I’ve got going on here. (this weekend was not a good example of trying to be good).


Panna Cotta is such a simple dessert with a hoity toity air about it.  I’m not really sure why, it just does.  I mean it’s only four ingredients, sometimes five.  So what’s so snotty about that?


  • 1 cup cherry juice
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 1 package gelatin
  1. Stir gelatin into cherry juice and let sit for 3 minutes
  2. In saucepan, heat cream and vanilla until just boiling.
  3. Add cherry juice to cream and stir until dissolved.
  4. Pour into desired ramekins/dish
  5. Place in fridge for 4 hours, until set.
  6. Enjoy!

{Nutrition Data per serving: Calories: 133; Carbs: 24g; Fat: 10g; Protein: 2g}


These are quite tart, which is what I like about it but if you feel the need to add some sweetness, a couple of teaspoons of sugar to the cream mixture should do the trick!  I love the way the juice separated out a bit and gave the two-tone look.  So pretty.

Also, the awesome looking cookies you see were made by Rowan.  She made them with grandma who’s been visiting this week :)  I felt they needed to be highlighted as well.  She’s the next great baker, so look out!

Thanks for looking!

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  1. what a YUMMY treat - I have not seen it made in a glass like this, how cool! Hey, thanks for linking up as well!

  2. This is a neat way to serve up a delicious panna cotta! How nice that Grandma is visiting and how fun for Rowan to bake cookies with her. They look great and I know they are delicious!

  3. This is the most straight forward recipe for panna cotta I have ever seen - thank you so much for sharing it! My husband loves panna cotta and I've put off making it at home, but not anymore. I would love your cherry version, but I may try another flavour for my husband as for some bizarre reason he doesn't like cherries!

  4. I have never heard of panna cotta before, but it looks lovely. I am book marking this for an easy treat from my family.