Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

Simple, creamy and silky smooth, this traditional Italian dessert lets the rich vanilla profile shine. With both Pure Vanilla Extract and Vanilla Bean Paste with seeds, this entertainer’s delight is sure to impress. Set in moulds and invert onto plates to showcase the abundance of beautiful vanilla bean seeds. Add a splash of colour with sweet Blackberry Compote to serve.

25 min
3 hrs chilling


Panna Cotta
  1. 3 tsp powdered gelatine
  2. 1/3 cup warm water
  3. 1 cup pouring cream
  4. 1 cup caster sugar
  5. 1 tsp Queen Celebrating 120 Years Pure Vanilla Extract
  6. 1 tsp Queen Vanilla Bean Paste
  7. 1½ cups milk
  8. 1½ cups buttermilk
Blackberry Compote
  1. 1 cup frozen blackberries
  2. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  3. 3 tbsp caster sugar


  1. Step 1

    Lightly grease six deep-fluted tart tins. Sprinkle gelatine into a bowl of warm water and set aside to allow gelatine to absorb.

  2. Step 2

    Combine cream, sugar, Vanilla Extract and Vanilla Bean Paste in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Bring to boil and whisk in gelatine, mixing until smooth. Remove from heat and strain into a bowl. Stir through milk and buttermilk. Pour mixture into tins and refrigerate for at least three hours until set or overnight.

  3. Step 3

    Combine blackberries, lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved. Let the mixture simmer until berries are soft and mixture has thickened, about 10 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    Turn panna cotta out onto plates and spoon with blackberry compote to serve.