Oct 3, 2014

Vanilla Panna Cotta Recipe / Vanilla Panna Cotta with Chocolate Sauce

Panna cotta is my absolute favourite desert. It is similar to puddings, but a lot more silkier than them and just melt in your mouth. I have already made a layered cherry panna cotta recipe, and it was my fav, it looks pretty too..

I always wanted to post a basic vanilla panna cotta recipe. I made this using china grass so it can be listed under eggless. This panna cotta turned super creamy and so delicious..I had some leftover chocolate sauce from my churros, so i used those for this and the combination is like heaven. Do you believe i emptied two bowls of this at a time. It is that good..

My next mission is to make a chocolate panna cotta..What else flavour do you want me to post, let me know so i can try it..

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Setting Time : 6 hours or overnight
Serves : 2 to 3


For Panna Cotta:
Cream - 1/2 cup ( I used Fresh Cream)
Full Fat Milk - 1/2 cup
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
Sugar - 3 tblspn
China Grass - 1 tsp ( If using gelatin use 1/2 tsp)
Water - 3 tblspn

For Chocolate Sauce:
Dark Chocolate - 100 grams
Heavy Cream - 50 ml
Milk - 50 ml
Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp
Honey - 1 tblspn


Take china grass in a bowl and soak it with 3 tblspn of water. Pop the bowl into the microwave and heat it for 2 to 3 mins till it is melted or you can melt it gently on stove top. 

Start by making panna cotta..Take cream, milk in a sauce pan and heat it up..Once you see small bubbles forming around the sides, take it off the heat and add in vanilla and china grass mix. Mix well.

Pour this into individual bowls and cover it with a plastic wrap. refrigerate it overnight.

The next day make the chocolate sauce, take cream, milk, honey and vanilla in a sauce pan, heat it up, once it reaches a boil, take it off the heat and add in the chopped chocolate. Let it sit for 4 to 5 mins. Now mix it well so the chocolate is melted. Chocolate sauce done..

When serving, ease the sides of the pudding, or just dip the pudding bowl into hot water just for 30 sec. invert the pudding into plate and serve with a nice drizzle of chocolate sauce.

Take your ingredients for panna cotta
Take china grass in a bowl

add a little water and soak it for 5 mins

Now take them in a microwave safe bowl

microwave it for 2 to 3 mins

Now it is all melted

Take cream in a sauce pan

add in milk

sprinkle some sugar

heat it up

once you see small bubbles around the sides

take it off the heat and add a splash of good
vanilla extract

add in the china grass mix

mix well

take your bowls, i recommend you to wash it once
before your pour the puddings in, because
it make the puddings slide off easily

Fill the bowls

cover and chill overnight
Now lets make the sauce...take cream in a sauce pan

add in some milk

some vanilla

drizzle in some honey

bring it to boil

Take it off the heat

add in some dark chocolate

let it sit for 4 to 5 mins

Mix well

Now the chocolate is all melted

Now the pudding is all set

you can ease the sides a little and invert it..
You can even dip the bottom of the bowl in
some hot water and invert it

ta da

place it on a serving plate

Drizzle it with chocolate sauce

and a lots of it

go on...go on..untill the whole pudding is
swimming in a pool of chocolate

take take a spoon and cut it out

look at the that



  1. looks tempting... can u tell me d proportion of cream, milk n china grass for 12 servings... we use 1 packet china grass in 1ltr milk... will dat b fine???

  2. Can it be eaten without the chocolate sauce? What are the other options?

  3. @AnonymousYes it can be had as it is..you can have it with any fruit coulis like strawberry or blueberry

  4. @ansari qamThis recipes serves two, so you have to 6 time increase the recipe..

    You have to use 3 cup milk and 3 cup cream, china grass you have to use 6 tsp of china grass

  5. Instead of chocolate sauce can v use caramel saucw

  6. How many days this can be stored? And should this be freezed in refrigerator where ice would be kept or just normal place where we keep milk?

  7. @shwetha shenoyIt should be kept in fridge, you can store it for 4 to 5 days.

  8. Instead of milk ans sugar cam v use condensed milk?
    wts s th amount and how to use?

  9. @Anonymousyes u can use..but you need to add some milk as well to thin it out

  10. I had done all this step by step but it didn't set.it was liquid like milk only.I refrigerate it not freezer. Quantity of chinagrass was also right, what went wrong?

  11. @ritii think the mix was not hot enough. Heat the mix once again and chill it. Or may be the quantity of china grass is not enough, melt somemore and add.

  12. Hi aarthi i luv ur recipes a lot. And this s yummy. Can u pls put chocolate panacota recipe fr me. And also if v use gelatin hw to use it pls let me know

  13. Thanks aarti for your reply.. My mix was as hot as much u told like bubbles should start coming when we heat the mix in a pan..is it should be more than that. I will try the recipe once again. By the way I am great fan of your blog
    I had tried many of your recipes and all went v well...except this one.it could be my fault

  14. hi...didnt get the measurement of china grass... :-( ... means china grass is in the form of sticks...how could be it measured in teaspoons??? thanxxxx

  15. Hi aarthi look delicious. Can u pls tl me hw to use gelatin in it. And also chocolate panna cotta recipe.

  16. @kiruthigaJust follow the same method. use 1/2 tsp of gelatin and soak them in cold water and heat to melt them

  17. @ritiSo bubbles should start forming only around the sides of the pan. not from the middle

  18. Can we use flavored china grass.? I have purchased strawberry flavor

  19. Hi Aarthi, do we have to deep freeze the panna cotta where we keep ice or we need to keep it in normal fridge....

  20. @Sukanyaput this in fridge and not freezer

  21. Hi Aarthi,
    It looks delicious. Will be trying it out soon as the whole family loves panna cotta!
    Just a note of caution, honey should not be heated. You can look into it.

  22. 1)can I use non diary whipping cream instead of fresh cream....

    2)Should we keep the hot mix soon in the fridge or allow the mix to cool a bit & then refrigerate

    1. 1) Fresh cream is recommended.
      2)Yes cool it and then put it in fridge

  23. i prepared panna cotta yesterday, now it has been more than 24 hrs but still it is not set . why is it so? how can I use it now? I used gelatin.


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