Best Lemon Panna Cotta

This panna cotta is simple and fresh with a hint of lemon flavor. It only takes a few ingredients and it’s amazing!! Very easy to make!!

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Panna Cotta and slices of plum on a grey plate.

About this recipe

Another version of the classic Italian dessert. You can make it in cups, jars, or 1/2-cup ramekins. Of all the versions of panna cotta, the lemon one is my favorite. It’s super fresh, soft, and tasty!!

Another advantage of this super easy dessert is that it is gluten-free, and every time you prepare it you can change the topping.

A glass cup with cream (panna cotta), plum slices, and crumbs.

Ingredients

  • Cream: heavy cream for best flavor and consistency.
  • Sugar: granulated sugar.
  • Unflavored Gelatin: to give consistency. It has to have just the right amount of gelatin to make it very smooth.
  • Vanilla Extract: add flavor.
  • Lemon: we need the lemon zest.
  • Plums: or the fruit you prefer, I had plums at home. You can also serve the dessert with sauce or fruit compote.
Lemon panna cotta ingredients.

How to make lemon panna cotta

In a medium saucepan heat 2 cups of cream together with the sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest. Stir until sugar dissolves. Bring just to boil and reduce to the minimum. Leave for 5 minutes and remove the pan from heat, and let the temperature go down.

In a very small bowl sprinkle gelatin over water. Heat gelatin for 10 seconds in the microwave until gelatin is dissolved.

Beat 1 cup of cream and add to the cream mixture. Finally, add the gelatin. Mix well.

Strain the mixture in 1/2-cup-ramekins or jars and chill in the fridge, covered, for at least three hours (24hs is ideal).

Dip one ramekin at a time into a bowl of warm water for a few seconds and run a knife around the edge of each ramekin. Invert in the plate and served with fresh fruits, sauce, or fruit compote.

Storing

You can prepare the panna cotta in advance and finish them at the last minute. You should always keep the ramekins covered in the fridge and unmold them at the last minute.

Panna Cotta and slices of plum on a grey plate.

Best Lemon Panna Cotta

Josefina Almond Yes
This panna cotta is simple and fresh with a hint of lemon flavor. It only takes a few ingredients and it's amazing!!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan heat 2 cups of cream together with the sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest. Stir until sugar dissolves. Bring just to boil and reduce to minimum. Leave for 5 minutes and remove the pan from heat, and let the temperature go down.
  • In a very small bowl sprinkle gelatin over water. Heat gelatin for 10 seconds in the microwave until gelatin is dissolved.
  • Beat 1 cup of cream and add to the cream mixture. Finally, add the gelatin. Mix well.
  • Strain the mixture in 1/2-cup-ramekins or cups and chill in the fridge, covered, for at least three hours (24hs is ideal).
  • Dip one ramekin at a time into a bowl of warm water for a few seconds and run a knife around the edge of each ramekin. Invert in the plate and served with fresh fruits, sauce, or fruit compote.
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