Humble Mint Panna Cotta

A simple creamy light delicious dessert. Suitable for entertaining and can be made the day before.

prep time 5-10 mins

cooking time approx 5 mins


2 gelatine leaves
300ml double cream
300ml fresh milk
Vanilla pod (or 2 tsp of vanilla essence)
25g sugar
4 sprigs of Mint finely chopped

To Serve

4 sprigs of mint
Icing sugar (to dust)


  1. Place the gelatine leaves into cold water for about 5 minutes until softened.
  2. Split the vanilla pod along it's length and scrape out the seeds.
  3. Place the milk, cream, vanilla pod with seeds, finely chopped mint and sugar into a pan then bring to a simmer.
  4. Once simmering remove the vanilla pod and discard.
  5. Squeeze the water out of the gelatine leaves, then add to the pan and remove from the heat.
  6. Stir until the gelatine has dissolved.
  7. Pour out the mixture into four ramekins and leave to cool.
  8. Place into the fridge for at least an hour, until set.
  9. To serve, turn each panna cotta out onto a serving plate. (Tip: To help release the panna cotta, place in warm water for a short period before turning out)
  10. Garnish with a sprig of mint and dust with icing sugar.
Last modified onSaturday, 28 May 2016 12:28
Tina Richardson

Tina is the founder of Humble Herbs Products and the author of 'A Cooks Guide to Herbs'

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