Vanilla coffee panna cotta

A delicious dessert, comforting and sweet. It takes little work and is fool-proof! Impress your guests by serving this beautiful coffee panna cotta in a glass. 

A delicious dessert, comforting and sweet. It takes little work and is fool-proof! Impress your guests by serving this beautiful coffee panna cotta in a glass.

If you’re looking for a beautiful dessert with warm flavours, look no further! This vanilla coffee panna cotta is easy, delicious and impressive.

Sweet tooth

If there’s one thing I know about myself, it’s that I’m a sweet tooth. Pie, cake, cookies, desserts or you name it: yes please! Gimme gimme! When I go out for dinner, the dessert menu is the most important part. Anyone else?

A delicious dessert, comforting and sweet. It takes little work and is fool-proof! Impress your guests by serving this beautiful coffee panna cotta in a glass.

However, I don’t have much experience with making desserts myself. I’m a bit scared of baking, so to say. What if I make something that collapses, is too dense or way too watery?! I won’t know any easy fixes like I know when cooking dinner or what not. I can’t just keep adding more and more ingredients: I don’t think it works that way with baking.

And you know what we do when something is too scary or too hard? We start at the beginning.

A delicious dessert, comforting and sweet. It takes little work and is fool-proof! Impress your guests by serving this beautiful coffee panna cotta in a glass.

So! Today I’ll share a super easy, fool proof dessert with you guys. Panna cotta is actually really easy, and you only need some basic ingredients!

Coffee panna cotta

When it comes to desserts, I’m quite picky. I’m not a big fan of fruits in my dessert, except for apple and pear as these are quite ‘warming’ flavors. Warming is something I prefer in the dessert section: give me cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate or something with coffee and I’m totally happy!

A delicious dessert, comforting and sweet. It takes little work and is fool-proof! Impress your guests by serving this beautiful coffee panna cotta in a glass.

That’s why I got so excited about the idea of a dessert with coffee. I thought of many different dishes, but decided to reinvent a classic instead: a comforting vanilla and coffee panna cotta.

This delicious vanilla and coffee panna cotta in a glass is a foolproof success recipe! Click To Tweet

You only need a couple of ingredients, and as long as they’re good quality success is guaranteed! Because I wanted to make it extra special I used fresh vanilla, but you can use vanilla extract if you prefer. The version I made is not overly sweet, so you can add some extra sugar if you like.

I hope you like this recipe & especially the photos: for the new year I’m trying out some new things! See you soon,
Viv x
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A delicious dessert, comforting and sweet. It takes little work and is fool-proof! Impress your guests by serving this beautiful coffee panna cotta in a glass.

Vanilla and coffee panna cotta
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
3 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
3 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. Cream, 500 ml 
Milk, 500 ml
  2. Gelatine, 4 sheets
  3. Sugar, 75g
  4. Vanilla bean, 1 fresh
  5. Espresso, 2 cups
Instructions
  1. Start by soaking the gelatine in cold water for at least 5 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare two cups of espresso.
  2. In a small pan, combine the cream, sugar and milk. Scrape out the inside of the vanilla bean and add this, together with the bean itself, to the cream mixture. Slowly heat this up, but do not boil.
  3. Squeeze the water out of the gelatine sheets, and let dissolve in the hot espresso. Set aside.
  4. After 5 minutes of heating up, check to see if there is enough vanilla flavour in the cream. Take off the heat and prepare 6 glasses or bowls.
  5. Add the coffee to the cream mixture and stir through. Pour into 6 glasses, and let sit in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
  6. Take out of the fridge around an hour before serving to maximize flavour. Enjoy!
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