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Panna Cotta with Berry Sauce (VIDEO)

Panna Cotta looks and tastes fancy but is quick and easy to make! The fresh berry sauce makes every creamy spoonful perfectly sweet and tangy.

We love these mini desserts for parties! Some of our favorites include chocolate mousse, these raspberry mousse cups, or mini cheesecakes. They are elegant and surprisingly simple.

Panna Cotta served in cups topped with berry sauce

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Panna Cotta Recipe:

I recreated this Panna Cotta after trying it in the Papa Haydn restaurant. It was love with the first spoonful, but my frugal self didn’t like paying $8/ serving. I could make 6 servings for that price tag at home! I actually like this homemade version more with the fresh berry sauce.

Good news! This Panna Cotta takes about 20 min to make before refrigeration. Easy, peasy!

Panna Cotta Dessert Recipe in a wine glass topped with berry sauce and basil leaf

What is Panna Cotta?

Panna Cotta is a creamy Italian jello/pudding like dessert. It has an incredibly smooth, melt-in-your-mouth texture like nothing else. The name means “cooked cream.” It is often served in restaurants removed from it’s cup onto a plate, but we prefer it served in cups topped with berry sauce. 

P.S. If you aren’t able to find the unflavored gelatin in the baking aisle of your grocery store, you probably weren’t looking hard enough (kidding). You can stock up on Amazon (affiliate link).

Ingredients for homemade panna cotta

Is this a Make-Ahead Dessert?

YES! Panna Cotta can be made in advance so it is perfect for entertaining! Serve it in wine glasses at your next dinner party, or in tiny shot glasses for a larger gathering (think: baby shower, bridal shower, church potluck, etc.).

Add the berry sauce and garnish with basil if desired just before serving.

Make ahead panna cotta in dessert cups

Toppings for Panna Cotta:

We love the berry sauce (strawberries, raspberries, lemon juice and a bit of sugar) because it ends up in every spoonful, but you can also top with:

  • Fresh Berries
  • Shaved Chocolate
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sliced stone fruit like peaches or cherries
  • Diced Mangos

Berry toppings for panna cotta with raspberries and strawberries

Watch How To Make Panna Cotta:

I hope you are excited to give this recipe a try! Be sure to report back and let me know how much you loved it.

Panna Cotta with Berry Sauce

4.98 from 117 votes
Prep Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Panna Cotta is an Italian dessert that looks and tastes fancy but is so quick and easy to make! The fresh berry sauce gives every creamy spoonful the perfect balance of sweet and tangy.

Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Keyword: panna cotta, panna cotta recipe
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Dessert
Calories: 494 kcal
Servings: 6 dessert cups

Ingredients

Ingredients for Panna Cotta:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 1/2 tsp unflavored gelatin (1 packet Knox gelatin)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream

Ingredients for Berry Sauce:

  • 2 cups berries divided (I used 1 cup raspberries and 1 cup quartered or halved strawberries)
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

How to Make Panna Cotta:

  1. Off the heat, place 1 cup milk in a medium sauce pan and sprinkle the top with 1 packet gelatin. Let stand 3-5 min or until gelatin is softened. Place pan over medium/low heat and stir until gelatin dissolves and mixture is steaming, about 4-5 min (do not boil).
  2. Add 2 cups heavy whipping cream, 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and a pinch of salt. Continue stirring about 5 min until sugar is fully dissolved and mixture is steaming (do not boil). Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes.
  3. Place sour cream in a medium bowl with a pouring lip. Whisking constantly, gradually add warm cream. Once the mixture is completely smooth, divide it into 6 wine glasses or 8 ramekins. Refrigerate until fully set; 4 to 6 hours.

How to Make Berry Sauce:

  1. In a small sauce pan, combine 1 cup berries, 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice and 3 Tbsp sugar. Bring to a low boil and cook 4-5 min or until syrupy.
  2. Stir in remaining 1 cup of fresh berries and remove from heat. When syrup is at room temp or just barely warm, spoon it over the top of chilled panna cottas.
Nutrition Facts
Panna Cotta with Berry Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 494 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Cholesterol 132mg44%
Sodium 82mg4%
Potassium 195mg6%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1495IU30%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 144mg14%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Panna cotta in dessert cups

Make this for someone you love. The flavor and texture are incredible and it’s a memorable treat!

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  • Linda
    June 17, 2021

    These taste amazing, y‘all! Just made them for a dinner that I‘m hosting tomorrow and I always make an extra to try because I have trust issues lol. If you follow the directions closely, you will have a 5 star dessert!
    Thank you for this recipe, Natasha!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 18, 2021

      What a great review, Linda. Thank you for sharing your experience making this recipe! Glad you enjoyed it.

      Reply

  • Anna
    June 12, 2021

    Thank you so much, this recipe is perfect.
    Also do you know if I can do similar topping with different berries, just make several options of panna cotta?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2021

      Hi Anna! I bet that could work! I hope you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Jay
    May 22, 2021

    This was delicious and so easy to make … thank you! Adding it to my rotation. Q: I was a bit concerned about the high cream content in this recipe. Do you think this recipe would still work if I used light cream instead, or maybe even all milk and no cream?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 23, 2021

      This recipe needs the cream to set properly and the fat content in heavy whipping cream is important. Admittedly, I always make it with Heavy whipping cream and haven’t tested light cream, but I would be concerned about it setting up correctly.

      Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2021

      Thanks, Jay. This recipe needs the cream to set properly and the fat content in heavy whipping cream is important. Admittedly, I always make it with Heavy whipping cream and haven’t tested light cream, but I would be concerned about it setting up correctly.

      Reply

  • Jim Broedlow
    May 21, 2021

    One of my go to company deserts. Perfect every time. Nice light desert to any meal.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 21, 2021

      Hi Jim, I’m so glad you enjoeyd this recipe!! It’s one of my personal favorites!

      Reply

  • Steffie
    May 17, 2021

    This was so easy and soooo delicious! My guests were impressed. My daughter loved helping me make this yummy treat!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 17, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Katherine
    May 13, 2021

    This recipe is divine. Make exactly as described and you’ll wow your family and guests.

    Tips: Use the best quality heavy cream you can find: organic, grass feed, etc. It’s worth it. Also using vanilla bean paste, if you can find it, amps up the fancy factor, though vanilla extract works perfectly too!

    This was the recipe that first brought me to your blog and I’m a regular ever since. Thanks so much!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 16, 2021

      Thanks for your wonderful comments and feedback, Katherine. Glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Svetlana Hocha
    April 10, 2021

    Your recipe for panna cotta is just awesome! When I make it I always hear everybody say how good It tastes

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2021

      It’s popular for a good reason! I’m so glad you enjoeyd it, Svetlana!

      Reply

  • Kartik
    March 30, 2021

    Hi Natasha. This was fabulous. Really enjoyed the video and the presentation was too good.
    Can we use hung curd in place of sour cream.
    Also we get some amazing mangoes during summer in India. Planning to use it as the topping.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 30, 2021

      Thank you, Kartik. Glad you liked the recipe! I have not tried that substitution so I really can’t say how it would affect the taste and texture. I do think you would be missing some of the flavor since sour cream has more flavor and tanginess than mascarpone. Sour cream is also looser in consistency so I’m not sure if mascarpone will make the Panna cotta too thick.

      Reply

  • Liza
    March 20, 2021

    Can you substitute whole milk with oat milk?

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    • Natasha
      March 20, 2021

      Hi Liza, I haven’t tried that substitution so I can’t say for sure.

      Reply

  • Kat
    February 10, 2021

    Do you use powder sugar or granulated sugar?

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    • Natasha
      February 10, 2021

      Hi Kat, we used granulated sugar on this one.

      Reply

    • Anna
      February 12, 2021

      Can I make 30 at once in same pot a larger one

      Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        February 12, 2021

        Hi Anna, I do think this would work to double/ triple the recipe. It will take a little longer to bring the mixture to the steaming point. I hope you LOVE it!

        Reply

      • Lena
        April 15, 2021

        I made 120 little cups for a wedding. I just adjusted the portion size to 26 cups. It turned out perfect!

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          April 15, 2021

          That’s so great! Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

          Reply

          • Matmee
            May 1, 2021

            Can we use frozen berries instead of fresh berries?

          • Natashas Kitchen
            May 3, 2021

            Hi Matmee, If you only use frozen berries, they won’t keep their form as well in the end since you aren’t stirring in fresh berries at the end. The sauce will still work with frozen.

  • DorisF
    February 9, 2021

    Can you use Splenda or Monk Fruit to sweeten instead of sugar?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 9, 2021

      Hi Doria, I haven’t tried this with a sugar substitute to advise.

      Reply

      • Charlotte
        February 22, 2021

        I just made this with Swerve. I couldn’t tell the difference from the first batch with sugar. Swerve is a 1:1 compared to sugar for bulk and sweetness so it worked well. Also used Swerve in the berry sauce.

        I have missed Papa Haydn’s panna cotta – and this recipe is a perfect match.
        Thank you!

        Reply

  • Karina
    February 8, 2021

    Hello Natasha,
    Thanks for the recipe, just wondering if the sugar can be substituted by honey? or anything else?
    By chance, do you have any sugar free desserts?
    Thanks!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2021

      Hi Karina, I haven’t tried that to advise but I saw that someone else commented this “If you wish to cook it sugar free the best way to use the birch Xylitol, which is just like sugar, but has the glycemic index 19, unlike sugar -100, maple syrup – 54, honey – 60” Others use honey as a substitute for my other recipes too.

      Reply

  • Angela
    February 5, 2021

    One pack of Inox would only set 500ml of liquid. Are you sure one pack is sufficient?

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    • Natasha
      February 5, 2021

      Hi Angela, the recipe is correct and will work to set the panna cotta. Keep in mind there is heavy cream and sour cream here which helps to thicken it up.

      Reply

  • joanna lee
    February 3, 2021

    hi can i add more heavy whipping cream or milk to make it 8 serving instead of 6?

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    • Natasha
      February 3, 2021

      Hi Joanna, I would increase everything proportionally so it sets up correctly or try smaller dishes to divide into 8 servings.

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      • joanna lee
        February 3, 2021

        im thinking 1/2 more cup milk and 1 cup heavy whipping cream more and 1/2 cup more greek yogurt. but 1 packet gelatin will do? or i need 2 packets of gelatin.

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        • Natasha
          February 3, 2021

          Hi Joanna, the gelatin is what causes it to thicken up. To be safe, I would increase everything proportionally. Click on the servings in the recipe and it can help you scale the ingredients up.

          Reply

  • Melissa Chin
    February 1, 2021

    This wasn’t the best recipe for my family. The flavour profile of this recipe was just too tart with the sour cream. It did came together beautifully though.

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    • Natasha
      February 2, 2021

      Hi Melissa, most of our desserts aren’t overly sweet but this should have plenty of sweetness. Did you use a course sugar possibly? Also, the topping adds nice sweetness and you can add more sugar to taste if you like desserts even sweeter.

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    • joanna lee
      February 3, 2021

      switch to greek yogurt. and instead of fruit sauce try fresh fruit. i made it this way for the second time and my family loved it.

      Reply

  • Anna
    January 27, 2021

    This looks amazing! Can I make it the night before serving?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 28, 2021

      Hi Anna. YES! Panna Cotta can be made in advance. It can be made and refrigerated for 2 days before but I would suggest adding the fruit topping the same day it is served.

      Reply

  • Quakabee
    January 27, 2021

    Ive made many recipes for Panna Cotta, this one turned out the best. I was questioning the sour cream, but somehow it works! Although its not a low fat desert, it taste very light and low calorie! I didnt make sauce as indicated on the recipe as Im just to lazy. I opened a can of Lychees and drizzled some of the sauce and chunks of lychee over. This could be served in a 5 star restaurant. Just lovely

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

  • joanna lee
    January 17, 2021

    My family loved it.it was my first time making it. I used greek yogart. And came out really awesome. Will be making more in the future.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

    • Angelika Niessen
      February 1, 2021

      you used greek yogurt instead of sour cream ? That would be a great sustitute

      Reply

  • Cecilia
    January 15, 2021

    Can you use stevia in the panna cotta?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2021

      Hi Cecilia, I haven’t tested that with stevia to advise the outcome will work. If you happen to experiment with a substitution, I would love to know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Vanessa
    January 12, 2021

    Hi is there any substitute for sour cream

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 12, 2021

      Hello Vanessa, I haven’t tried any substitutions myself but a few of my readers have reported great results using Greek Yogurt – either non-fat or full fat.

      Reply

  • Victoria
    January 11, 2021

    3 words…OMG! Easiest dessert ever and delicious! I normally try to follow recipes exactly but only had 1 1/2 cups heavy cream so added 1/2 cup of eggnog ( left over from Xmas) and the slight hint of nutmeg made it super yummy. I used blueberries and raspberries for the sauce. This is a DEFINITE keeper. Thanks Natasha, you never disappoint!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 11, 2021

      Hello Victoria, so nice of you to share your great comments and feedback. Thank you so much!

      Reply

  • Natasha
    December 29, 2020

    Firstly thankyou so much for this recipe and taking the time in adding the videos it makes it so much easier 😍.
    My first time making Panna Cotta:
    Am a little lost in the 1/2 cup that needs to be added.
    Is that 1/2 of cup of the cream as well, which in total would be 2 and 1/2 cups?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 29, 2020

      Hi Natasha, are you referring to this ingredient: “1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp sugar”? That is saying you need 1/2 a cup plus 1 tbsp of sugar. I hope this helps.

      Reply

  • Melissa
    December 23, 2020

    Could I use 2% milk instead ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2020

      Hi Melissa, I haven’t tried it but one of my readers reported good results with 2% milk so I’m thinking it still should firm up. If you try it, let me know

      Reply

  • Nina
    December 22, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    Can I make the berry sauce a couple days before? I would like to cook the berries ahead before they get moldy.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 22, 2020

      Hi Nina, It can be made and refrigerated for 2 days before but I would suggest adding the fruit topping the same day it is served.

      Reply

  • Fabiola
    December 8, 2020

    After reading the reviews I want to give this a try for a small dinner I’ll be hosting. In order to get those 6 servings, how many ounces should each glass hold?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 9, 2020

      I really didn’t weigh it to know but it’s just a little more than half of the glass

      Reply

  • Jade
    December 2, 2020

    Hi, How long will the premade panna cotta last in the fridge?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 2, 2020

      Hi Jade, It can be refrigerated for 2 days before but I would suggest adding the fruit topping the same day it is served.

      Reply

    • Señor Hal
      December 8, 2020

      I ate the last one from my first time (huge success) a week after making it. Not as delicate as day one but still delicious and I’m still alive.

      I live alone but I make it for my movie at home night with a friend (Yes, you, Compañera, if you’re reading) So I decided to freeze two of them, one naked and the other with blueberry sauce to see how they fair. Silly, huh.
      I’ll report back on results.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 8, 2020

        we look forward to your feedback!

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        • Señor Hal
          December 12, 2020

          Well…it’s not as good as first made And definitely better to freeze it without topping… but I’ll do it again just to have a treat for myself on hand. Your recipes rock

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          • Natashas Kitchen
            December 12, 2020

            Thank you for that wonderful feedback!

      • Natasha
        December 8, 2020

        I haven’t tried freezing these but I’d be curious to see how that goes.

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  • Reema malhotra
    November 16, 2020

    Hi natasha.. Can i use non dairy Whipping cream?? I tried today with it n didn’t like the taste at all

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 16, 2020

      Hello Reema, I haven’t tried using that yet to advise. What works for this recipe are the 2 cups heavy whipping cream.

      Reply

  • Katrina
    November 7, 2020

    Can I replace sour cream with Greek yogurt? Does it still work?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 8, 2020

      Hello Katrina, I haven’t tried any substitutions myself but a few of my readers have reported great results using Greek Yogurt – either non-fat or full fat.

      Reply

  • Julie Joseph
    September 27, 2020

    Have made this twice so far and both times, it was a big hit. My husband was a bit sceptical about using sour cream in a panna cotta but this is his go to recipe now. We actually prefer it plain without the sauce. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 28, 2020

      Super nice! It is already delicious when it’s plain but we love it with the sauce. Thanks for your excellent feedback, Julie.

      Reply

  • Lynn
    September 25, 2020

    Hello Natasha, I can’t wait to try this dessert recipe! Just a quick question, do you think that I could add a little maple syrup into the mixture for fall flavouring? If so, what amount would you recommend? 1/4 or 1/3 cup? Thanks, Lynn

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 25, 2020

      Hi Lynn, I haven’t tested that to advise but it may work! If you experiment I would love to know ow you like that.

      Reply

  • John
    September 17, 2020

    This is my ‘easy’ go to when entertaining guests and I don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen and worrying if my soufflé has risen! Thanks Natasha, it’s a great recipe. Always a winner in my home.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 18, 2020

      That’s so great John! Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful review with me!

      Reply

  • Colleen Estridge
    September 11, 2020

    I started making this when I came across your recipe. It’s the best one I have ever used. So easy and I just change up the fruit.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 11, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Sveta
    August 13, 2020

    Hi Natasha. Panna Cotta is one of my favorite desserts, and I always wanted to make it myself, so I finally did, using your recipe, and it turned out really great! Tried it with different sauces, it is really good with Baileys. I have a question for you. Can I put some liqueur into the base mixture, and what kind of liqueur and how much would you recommend? THANK YOU!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 13, 2020

      Hi Sveta, to be honest, I haven’t tested this with liqueur to advise. If you happen to experiment I would love to know how you like his recipe!

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      • Colleen Estridge
        September 21, 2020

        Make this all the time. This is my go to recipe for company. So easy and so good.

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        • Natasha
          September 21, 2020

          I’m so glad you love our panna cotta recipe!

          Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 21, 2020

          That’s so great Colleen! I’m so happy to hear that!

          Reply

  • Haridas Menon
    July 26, 2020

    Made this in the weekend.. Love the texture and taste..!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 27, 2020

      Thanks for your great feedback!

      Reply

  • Teresa Tom
    July 14, 2020

    So easy and so lovely. May try to make it for my niece’s bridal luncheon in December. Used fresh raspberries and cherries. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 14, 2020

      You’re welcome Teresa! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Jan
    June 23, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I made this for my Dad.
    He is the biggest sweet tooth I know, and needless to say, he absolutely loved this & so did I.
    You’re amazing in the kitchen,
    and Thx for sharing all your recipes.
    Jan

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 24, 2020

      Thank you so much. That’s so nice of you, so great to hear that you both enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • virginia cagle
    June 20, 2020

    Omg I love this stuff and have made it a dozen times since finding your recipe. All my friends want the recipe now. I make this in cute cups I get at Dollar tree and put different fruit spread on them from Aldis blackberry, blueberry, strawberry and Raspberry everyone loves them . Im so happy I found this recipe.
    Virginia

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2020

      I’m so glad you found this recipe too! Thank you for sharing that great review with us!

      Reply

  • DeAnna Kiifner
    June 13, 2020

    Natasha – LOVE your videos and your recipes. Had a dinner party tonight for 6 and served Chicken Marsala over garlic mashed potatoes and lemon baked asparagus. We had your Panna Cotta for dessert w/strawberry sauce. Everything turned out GREAT! Dessert was amazing – can’t wait to make it againl

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 14, 2020

      Wonderful to hear that! Thanks for sharing that with us and I hope you love every recipe that you try.

      Reply

  • Colleen Estridge
    June 6, 2020

    Absolutely fantastic. Have made it twice and love it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 6, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Colleen!

      Reply

  • Sarah
    June 4, 2020

    I always come back to this recipe as my main source of panna cotta inspiration I LOVE the extra flavor sour cream adds. Lately I’ve added lemon zest to the mix, and let it sit and infuse for an hour before straining. Thank you for posting this recipe!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Colleen
    May 30, 2020

    Made for the first time and loved it. Now making my second one today.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 30, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Lana
    May 26, 2020

    It tastes like heaven!!! I’ve been craving it for a long time, and can’t find the one that tastes right. I gave this recipe a try and it just right!!! Thanks again Natasha

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 27, 2020

      I’m so glad you loved this recipe! Thanks for giving it a try.

      Reply

  • Lana
    May 18, 2020

    Hi Natasha, can I use agar agar instead of gelatin. If yes how much should I use ? Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 18, 2020

      Hi Lana, that might work well, I just haven’t tried it to say for sure or what changes would have to be made in the preparation.

      Reply

  • Sophia Andruha
    May 12, 2020

    Dear Natasha, I made your chocolate cake yesterday to celebrate my grandson’s and son in law’s belated birthdays. Everyone loved it, specially my husband, who is VERY picky. He is eating a huge slice now for LUNCH. Hahaha!!!
    I love all your recipes! Wish you had a published book.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 12, 2020

      Thank you for that wonderful review, Sophia! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Megan
    May 8, 2020

    Tasted amazing! Very easy to make too! Was just wondering what other fruit combinations would work for the sauce?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 9, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that wonderful review with me Megan! I berry mix would be so good with this!

      Reply

  • Evelina D
    May 4, 2020

    This recipe makes the best Panna cotta I’ve ever had! Is there anyway to covert this recipe to a chocolate Panna cotta? Would love to try it but not sure how to.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 5, 2020

      Great to hear that Evelina, thanks for your good feedback. I haven’t tried making a chocolate version of this to advise. Sorry wish I could help more!

      Reply

    • DeAnna Kiifner
      June 20, 2020

      First off, let me just say, I’ve tried a number of Natasha’s recipe and have LOVED every one. Today, I just put a chocolate version in the fridge to set up for dessert tonight. I added about 2/3 – 3/4 C of cocoa powder to the slightly cooled cream mixture BEFORE stirring it into the sour cream. I’ve pulled 8 beautiful raspberries from the pint and will make a sauce of the remaining. Plan to dip the whole berries just to glaze, then spread the sauce on the panna cotta w/the shiny whole berries as a garnish. We are dining out w/friends, but will come back to my home for dessert. I’ll post a picture and let you know how it turned out.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        June 20, 2020

        That sounds amazing! Thank you for that great review!

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  • Anna
    March 28, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    can I use regular whipping cream instead of heavy whipping cream?
    TIA!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 28, 2020

      Hi Anna, regular whipping cream is lighter and doesn’t set up as well as heavy whipping cream – usually resulting in different results.

      Reply

  • Betty
    March 12, 2020

    This has been my go to recipe for a long time. I do add a chocolate ganache layer at the bottom before the panna cotta mixture goes in.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • S Shah
    March 1, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    Can you substitute the gelatin with China grass

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    • Natasha
      March 2, 2020

      Hi, I am not familiar with that product so I won’t be able to advise on that.

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  • London
    February 20, 2020

    Hi Natasha, could these be made without sour cream? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2020

      Hi London, I haven’t tried any substitutions myself but a few of my readers have reported great results using Greek Yogurt – either non-fat or full fat.

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  • Kelly
    February 13, 2020

    Hey Natasha!
    I want to make this for my family, on a Sunday.
    We go to church in the morning and they will visit after…
    I don’t think I’ll be making the berry sauce when they’re at my house.
    Can I make it in the morning, and have it stay in the fridge for several hours?

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    • Natasha
      February 13, 2020

      Hi Kelly, that sounds like an excellent plan. I would make the Panna Cotta, cover and refrigerate. You can even make the berry sauce in the morning, cover and refrigerate in a separate dish then spoon it over the panna cotta to serve.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 13, 2020

      Hi Kelly. This recipe can be made in advance. You can add the berry sauce and garnish with basil if desired just before serving.

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  • Julie
    January 25, 2020

    Can this recipe be made a day or so ahead of time?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2020

      Hi Julie, It can be refrigerated for 2 days before but I would suggest adding the fruit topping the same day it is served.

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  • Cherelle | The Inspired Prairie
    January 14, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    This recipe was a big hit with my friends and family. We all loved how it wasn’t overly sweet, and that it was light, which makes for a great dessert after a huge dinner!

    Love your recipes

    -Cherelle

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2020

      I’m so happy to hear that, Cherelle! Thank you for that amazing review.

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  • Yuri
    January 10, 2020

    This dessert makes for a dramatic presentation and so easy to make. I got similar glasses from Marshall’s ($5 for a 4-pack!). I strained the berry sauce to make it look more smooth.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 10, 2020

      love the idea of straining it to look more smooth. Thanks for the tip Yuri!

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  • Olesia
    January 2, 2020

    Hi Natasha, it is my sisters bridal shower next month and I really want to make this dessert, however its for about 25 people but not more than that. Can you recommend the easiest way to make them for that many servings or maybe recommend how much would I need for the ingredients? That would really help! Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2020

      Hi Olesia, we have a recipe slider on the printable part of the recipe. You can adjust that to 25 cups if you are using the same size cups I did (stemless wine glass). If making this in smaller cups you could get away with just one or two batches depending on how big the glass is.

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      • Olesia
        January 3, 2020

        Thank you so much!

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      • Betty Seagraves
        February 20, 2020

        I’ve made your recipe a number of times and it’s perfect every time
        I’ve added a little chocolate ganache to the bottom of the glass, let it set up in the fridge and poured the panna cotta on top of that and later the sauce and a dab of whipped cream. It’s been a hit every time. Thanks so much!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 20, 2020

          That’s just awesome Betty! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Chris
    December 14, 2019

    When you say 1 cup what size cup do you use ?

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    • Natasha
      December 14, 2019

      Hi Chris, I added metric measurements to the recipe card. 1 cup is 8 fluid oz or about 240 ml for liquid measurements. If you click “metric” you will see the metric measurements.

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  • Suzanne
    December 13, 2019

    Love the recipe so easy to make its a 10!! In our house perfect little fabulous creamy presents for each person !!! I make a topping bar in our house i make a berry sauce chocolate. Citrus .salted caramel .homemade whip cream sliced fruit whatever season it is its fun kids hve fun even afults i made 75 of them for a party we had !!!,

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 13, 2019

      You can definitely have fun with this recipe! Thank you for sharing that with me!

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  • Julie
    November 26, 2019

    First of all…. This Recipe is AMAZINGGGG!! Everyone loves it. My family wants me to make it for thanksgiving..but they want me to make it in a 9 x 13 so they can grab how much they want. Would that work? Do I double the recipe? Also how can I make the berry sauce on top stay on top? Its usually watery but if I make it in the 9 x 13 whenever someone takes some the berry sauce will fall on the sides…? does that make sense? What if I add the gelatin to the berry sauce? would that make it like a jello too?

    Thank you for responding!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 26, 2019

      Hi Julie, this makes about 6 cups of panna cotta so it depends on how thick you would like it to be. I think it would fit in a 9×9 square or a 9×13 (although it will be thinner in a 9×13).

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  • RANJIT KAUR PRITAM SINGH
    November 19, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    I’m from Malaysia. I have made this panna cotta and it was awesome. Husband’s friends came over for dinner and it was the “limelight of the evening” for them. Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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      • RANJIT KAUR PRITAM SINGH
        December 12, 2019

        yes and making it again this weekend for son’s birthday.

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  • Heather Grizic
    November 6, 2019

    Hi Natasha
    About to make your delicious sounding panna cotta and I have gelatin leaves
    How many would I use
    Thanks
    Heather

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 6, 2019

      Hi Heather, great question! I don’t use the sheets but from a quick google search, I found that for 3″x5″ sheets, you should use 3 1/2 sheets in this recipe to substitute for 1 packet

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  • Joanna
    October 22, 2019

    Hi, I love the little glasses so much that you have used and I cant find any like that which are similar! They would also be the perfect size for lemon possets etc. Do you know where you got yours from or where I might be able to find similar? I not managed to find any that’s small. Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 22, 2019

      Hi Joanna, these were tall wine glasses without the stem. I believe they are from TJ max but I have seen something similar at World Market

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  • Deb Duncan
    October 19, 2019

    Made this for the first time last week for a dinner party…I doubled the recipe, and used frozen raspberries with fresh strawberries. It was great!! So many comments about how delicious it was, so making it again for dinner guests tomorrow night! Thanks for a simple yet special dessert.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Deb!

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  • Blanca
    September 15, 2019

    Could I use a jello mold instead of cups?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2019

      Hi Blanca, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Carina Z
    September 14, 2019

    My go-to recipe. I’ve probably made this over 30 times by now!
    This will not disappoint anybody! Usually the first dessert that’s gone at every party.
    I make the serving size a bit smaller (I use plastic dessert cups about 3 oz).

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Anna
    August 23, 2019

    Hi Natasha, This is a wonderful recipe loved by our entire family (and there’s a lot of us lol) and I have made it again and again. I am wondering if you have any tips on making coffee flavoured panna cotta? Can I adapt this recipe somehow? I am imagining doing a white layer then and coffee layer and a chocolate syrup to top it off. I would love some of your advice on this idea!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 23, 2019

      Hi Anna, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Savi
    August 21, 2019

    Thank you for your awesome recipes!
    Just a quick question, would very much appreciate if you could respond soon since I am planning to make this dessert tomorrow for a party.
    Should the berry sauce be strained before adding to the pudding?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2019

      Hi Savi, we did not strain it.

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  • Gina
    August 17, 2019

    I made this for a special dinner that I was having along with other options to choose from. Most people chose the panna cotta I guess because it looked so refreshing but as soon as they took a spoonful it was like Wow! It is a definite keeper and so easy to make. Thank you Natasha!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Gina!

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  • Natasha
    August 10, 2019

    Can I use yoghurt instead of sour cream? It’s hard to find sour cream where I live. (a tiny village in the south of Gran Canary island)

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 10, 2019

      I haven’t tried any substitutions myself but a few of my readers have reported great results using Greek Yogurt – either non fat or full fat. I’m concerned buttermilk is too loose and will not set properly.

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  • Hannah
    August 9, 2019

    Do you put the pAnna cottas in the freezer? Or in the fridge? Is there any specific temperature? Thanks

    pS

    Can u join masterchef?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 9, 2019

      Hi Hannah! We keep ours in the fridge.

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  • Liliya
    July 30, 2019

    How many ounces are in one gelatin pack?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2019

      Hi Liliya, there is 2.5 tsp unflavored gelatin in 1 packet of Knox gelatin. I don’t have the ounce measurements for ounces but it is about (7g).

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  • Geetha
    July 18, 2019

    Easy to follow instructions for someone who is not comfortable making desserts like me. Have made this many times and it tastes amazing

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 19, 2019

      I’m so inspired reading your review, Geetha! Thank you!

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    • Beth
      March 5, 2020

      I have made this for dinner parties and baby showers and always got raves from my guests! I use the 4 oz mason jars for big events and they look so cute! Thanks so much for a great recipe that can be made in advance!

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        March 6, 2020

        That’s nice Beth, Thank you for sharing that with us. I can imagine how cute it looked!

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  • Silvia B
    July 15, 2019

    Natasha. Perfect recipe. Made a few times already. Do you have this recipe in Ukrainian or Russian? Friends from Ukraine wants to try it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 15, 2019

      Hi Silvia, I do not have the translation for it but many of our readers rely on Google translate for translation.

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    • Nat Copper and Ash August
      August 10, 2019

      I have a bunch of questions

      Can I replace the sour cream with Greek yoghurt ?

      Can I use frozen berries for this recipe?(Can I also use frozen berries for the strawberry shortcake, I’m just lazy to ask there)

      What are your credentials for cooking? Are you a good home cook- Orr did u take lessons? They just seem so professional

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      • Natasha
        August 10, 2019

        Thank you for the compliment! I have self learned cooking, taking lessons from my Mom who studied cooking and studied lots of cookbooks in addition to tons of trial and error. I have not tried replacing sour cream with Greek yogurt but I think it would be a great experiment. Frozen berries will work here and frozen strawberries could work for the shortcake although fresh are ideal there because they will discolor faster when they’re frozen.

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  • Priyanka
    May 25, 2019

    I love this recipe, i’ve made this a few times. This time though, i forgot to cool the milk+gelatin+cream mix before adding it to the sour cream. It was just a wee bit warm when i put it in the wine glasses to set in the fridge. But, i am now seeing a a little bit of water at the bottom of my wine glasses..its almost like its separating from the milk/cream. Has anyone experienced this before? Can i do anything to fix it other than stirring it?

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    • Natasha
      May 27, 2019

      Hi Priyanka, I haven’t had that experience but I suspect it is due to adding the sour cream without letting it cool 5 minutes. If everything else was the same, that is my best guess.

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    • Megan
      May 8, 2020

      Tasted amazing! Very easy to make too! Was just wondering what other fruit combinations would work for the sauce?

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        May 9, 2020

        Hi Megan! I’m so glad you enjoyed that! I bet a mixed berry would be so good with this!

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  • JohanG
    April 29, 2019

    I’m looking forward to trying out this recipe for a party in about a month. Does the dessert hold well outside in potentially warm weather for a few hours?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 30, 2019

      Hi Johan! I haven’t tested that outside for a few hours but many of our readers have posted this at parties and weddings out on the tables for several hours. Also, I think it’s best to add fruit the same day it’s served – it looks prettiest.

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  • Krishna
    April 28, 2019

    Hey! I had a question… how long does this stays fresh in the freezer? Can I make this 2 days before we eat it? Also, if I m doing layers using food coloring, will the bottom layer be more solidified/harder than the top layer?

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    • Natasha
      April 29, 2019

      Hi Krishna, I honestly have never tried freezing panna cotta so I’m not sure. It can be refrigerated for 2 days before but I would suggest adding the fruit topping the same day it is served. I haven’t tried layering like you are describing but I imagine that would work ok.

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  • Alina Sharak
    April 15, 2019

    Hey I have a question! Can I make more than 1 portion at once? If so, How many portions can I make at once?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 15, 2019

      Hi Alina, I do think this would work fine to double the recipe. It will take a little longer to bring the mixture to the steaming point. I hope you LOVE it!

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      • Alina Sharak
        April 19, 2019

        I do love this recipe!!! I’ve been making it! And was thinking of making them for my sisters wedding. So I would need to make about 300 so that’s why I was wondering if I can like up to 5 portions at once?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          April 19, 2019

          I haven’t tested that many at the same time Aline. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Kandi
    April 13, 2019

    PERFECT!! Thought I would try before the holiday. Husband loves this. He wants the leftovers for breakfast with granola. We both think you should have your own cooking show. Love all of you recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2019

      I’m so happy you love our recipes! I am smiling big reading your comment Kandi!

      Reply

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