Coconut Panna Cotta

by Erica Dinho on February 26, 2010

Panna Cotta is a classic Italian dessert that is very easy to make and absolutely delicious. I woke up craving a coconut dessert, so I decided to make a coconut version of Panna Cotta, by adding some coconut milk and topping it with a home made rapsberry sauce. The best thing about this dessert is that you can make it one day ahead, so it is great for entertaining.



(6 servings)

  • Panna Cotta
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extact
  • Cooking spray
  • Rapsberry Sauce
  • 1 pin fresh rapsberries
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons water


To make the panna cotta:
Place the cream, coconut milk and sugar in a sauce pan. Stir often until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the coconut extract.

In a medium bowl place the gelatin and add the water. Stir well until combined.

Add the coconut milk mixture to the gelatin and stir well.

Using cooking spray, grease 6 ramekins & set aside.

Pour the panna cotta mixture into the ramekins. Place in the refigerator for at leats 4 hours or until ready.

To make the rapsberry sauce:
Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat and cook for about 20 mintes, stirring occasionally.

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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

1 5 Star Foodie February 26, 2010 at 9:41 AM

Coconut panna cotta sounds heavenly and especially with the delicious raspberry sauce!


2 Luigi February 26, 2010 at 10:39 AM

I like the idea of coconut flavoured panna cotta, lovely recipe!


3 Norma February 26, 2010 at 1:01 PM

first the carrots and the panna cota…what are you doing to me. Panna Cota is my favorite next to flan


4 Kim February 26, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Panna cotta has been on my list of things to try for awhile now! I’ve had a hard time trying to find those gelatin sheets. Coconut with a raspberry sauce sounds amazing!


5 Erica February 26, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Thank you guys!


6 Mari February 26, 2010 at 1:35 PM

Hola Erika,

It’s like you read my mind.I have been thinking all morning of making a panna cotta, I even told my hubby to bring me some strawberries to do this. I am glad I came by to visit you today. Coconut milk seems interesting, I think I’ll do it your way.

Have a great and blessed day,


7 Rachana Kothari February 26, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Wow!!! This looks so iresistible! Love the Raspberry sauce! Yummy!!!!


8 Anna February 26, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Oh! Erica… Are you sure you don’t want to move here to sunny California? They have an empty apartment just beside mine. It would be so awesome be your neighbor. This Panna Cotta looks delicious with raspberries. :-)


9 Erica February 26, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Anna- I would love to be your neighbor :) I love your food, too and I would love, love the weather!


10 Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes February 26, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Oh I love coconut. I crave it everyday. :)


11 Chris February 26, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Another nice dessert that Alexis would enjoy. I’ll have to try this one.


12 Lori Lynn February 26, 2010 at 6:43 PM

I’m a big fan of panna cotta, great for a crowd too!
Love your addition of coconut with the raspberries.


13 Erica February 26, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Thank you everyone for the comments :)


14 Oysterculture February 26, 2010 at 8:53 PM

What a beautiful way to end the meal. Love the addition of cocoanut and the colors are fantastic.


15 Padhu February 27, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Sounds divine and your pictures are so inviting!


16 Arti February 27, 2010 at 3:45 AM

Fabulous pic.. Really mouth watering!!


17 grace February 27, 2010 at 7:47 AM

what a gorgeous dessert! i don’t think there’s a coconut treat out there that i wouldn’t devour, but this one’s particularly elegant. the raspberry sauce is a wonderful topper, too–nicely done!


18 Joanne February 27, 2010 at 8:32 AM

I feel kind of like a bad Italian since I’ve never had a panna cotta! Sounds delicious, especially with the coconut.


19 Erica February 27, 2010 at 9:55 AM

Thank you guys for visiting my blog!


20 rebecca subbiah February 27, 2010 at 3:06 PM

wow looks fab and the picture is amazing


21 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 27, 2010 at 4:08 PM

I just love the wobble of a pannacotta too! It’s just such a textural delight! Coconut is a great idea Erica! :D


22 MaryMoh February 27, 2010 at 6:53 PM

I love any dessert with coconut. This one looks irresisitible……delicious!


23 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction February 27, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Yum! I love panna cotta, and it sounds wonderful with coconut.


24 Pocky February 27, 2010 at 9:41 PM

This is so pretty! I made Almond Panna Cotta once. It was such a pain grinding up all the almonds. I would never try it again.

This tasty looking coconut Panna Cotta on the other hand seems a lot simpler to make. I’ll definitely give this a try. :)


25 Sophie February 28, 2010 at 3:18 AM

Oooh waw, Erica!! What a tasty coconut panna cotta with a delightful raspberry sauce!!

MMMMMMM,…I also love the new look for your blog!! Very lovely!


26 Faith February 28, 2010 at 10:16 AM

Panna cotta with coconut is a wonderful idea! It sounds delicious and looks beautiful with the raspberry sauce!


27 Erica February 28, 2010 at 10:36 AM

Thank you so much for the comments!


28 Bo February 28, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Panna cotta is one of my favorite desserts!


29 ruth February 28, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Simply amazing!! I love the contrast of flavours! Not too sweet nor too sour! Perfect for me!


30 Ivy March 1, 2010 at 12:16 AM

This looks so delicious! Yummy!


31 zerrin March 1, 2010 at 3:36 AM

This looks so tempting with that red color. Never used coconut milk to make a dessert before. Sounds great! Thanks for the recipe.


32 Erica March 1, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Thank you :)


33 Soma March 1, 2010 at 12:14 PM

That is just absolutely gorgeous!! I love pannacotta. This is so pretty.


34 Teanna March 1, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Ooooh that coconut panna cotta sounds PERFECT! I’ve been craving panna cotta lately – I may just have to try this one!


35 ♥¸¸.•*¨Skip to Malou¨¨*•.¸¸♥¸ March 2, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Nice twist on the panna cotta… i love the use of coconut milk here… I would imagine this as creamy and soft and that topping takes on a higher note.
very creative erica! great photo too!


36 danielle March 3, 2010 at 12:38 AM

this is the dessert that I need to make this weekend…it just looks so elegant and satisfying


37 Erica March 9, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog!


38 brittany August 29, 2011 at 6:04 PM

wow!!!!!!!!!!! looks great cant wait to try it


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