Pomegranate Panna Cotta is an easy, yet striking dessert. Creamy, orange flavored chilled cream is layered with a pomegranate jello and served in individual glasses. A festive and fun holiday dessert that can be made a day ahead and can sit refrigerated until ready to serve.
If you’re entertaining this holiday season. Wow your holiday guests with this pomegranate panna cotta (Italian for cooked cream) with it’s impressive presentation.
The panna cotta fancy layering effect is acheived by angling the glass and pouring in the cream mixture and allowing to set with the glass angled (see picture below).
Pomegranate juice with gelatin is then added on top of the set panna cotta, garnish with a couple of pomegranate seeds and that’s it.
Any type of glasses can be used, I used 4″ x 1 1/2″ shot glasses which hold 2.5 ounces/1/3 cup of liquid. You don’t have to angle them to let the panna cotta set, it will be just as pretty if you leave the glasses on a flat surface. I used my trusty milk jug to pour the cream mixture into the glasses which helps.
How long does it take panna cotta to set?
The panna cotta mix is poured into shot glasses and refrigerated for at least 2 hours. The pomegranate topping is poured on top of the set panna cotta then refrigerated for another 2 hours until set.
Pomegranate panna cotta is an easy, yet striking dessert layered with orange infused panna cotta with a pomegranate juice topping.
Prep Time2 hours
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time2 hours5 minutes
1/2 cup (118 ml) heavy cream
Juice and zest of 1 orange
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon good vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (354 ml) whole milk
1 tablespoon powdered gelatin
1 1/2 cups (354 ml) pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon powdered gelatin
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
Seeds of 1 pomegranate, for garnish
To a saucepan add the cream, orange juice and rind over medium heat. Add the sugar and bring to a simmer. Add the vanilla and stir.
To a small bowl, add the milk and sprinkle on the gelatin. Allow to soften about 5 minutes. Stir the milk and gelatin into the cream until dissolved.
Divide the mixture between glasses, tilted in a empty egg carton or muffin tin. Refrigerate until set at least 2 hours, overnight is best.
Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon gelatin to pomegranate juice and allow to dissolve for 5 minutes in a measuring jug. Add to a saucepan with sugar and bring to a simmer. Allow to cool slightly, pour back into measuring jug and pour over the set panna cotta. Refrigerate until set.
32 Comments on “Pomegranate Panna Cotta”
What’s the difference between powdered gelatin and gelatine?
How much is in “1 packet” of gelatine? 7g each?
Making this tonight! Please help!
Gelatin and gelatine are the same things with 2 spellings. 1 packet is usually 1 tablespoon and you will need this per 1 1/2 cups of liquid. Enjoy!
This looks so stunning and appertising.i think i have to try it.
Thank you for showing us
Thank you so much Amogelang, it’s one of my favorites.
I love this recipe Jamette and have bookmarked it for a future party! LOVE the presentation, recipe and the glasses. Can you please share about how many ounces they are? Thank you! If it is in the post, I must have missed it…long day! Thank you!
Hi Joanne, no you did not miss this. I did post the size of the glasses, but not the volume so I updated it. Thank you for stopping by.
They look really yummy. think i will give them a try.
These are just gorgeous!
This is stunning!
I adore pomegranates and this panna cotta looks amazing.
What a beautiful dessert!
Absolutely stunning!!! Truly, one of the prettiest desserts I’ve seen! Panna cotta is one of my favorite desserts, but I have never used pomegranates! I would imagine the rich and creamy custard compliments well with slightly tart seeds. Yum!
They are so pretty and festive
This is one of the most gorgeous desserts I’ve ever seen!!!
These look so pretty!!!
I love, love panna cotta, but I’ve never had a pomegranate version before. I’ll have to give this a try.
This recipe was so easy to follow and thanks for the pics. They were delicious and my daughter-in-law, the birthday girl, loved it!
I want to make these and hope I can re-create them the same, I love how they look
I just had panna cotta for the first time in a restaurant and now I want to make my own. i’ll be making this
What a gorgeous dessert! Pinning!
I made this when I had friends over and they were such a hit. Definitely making again
This looks so festive, I have to make these for the holidays
I didn’t know how easy it was to make panna cotta. Love the design
These are so striking and I love panna cotta. Gotta try
These look so yummy!
Looks awesome Janette! Brilliant idea and I’m sure tastes delicious!
This is stunning, nicely done!!
Thank you Tara.
Oh my Yum! What a beautiful dessert for the holidays. And these pictures.. Full of holiday spirit.. I love!
Thank you so much Ice 🙂