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Blood Orange Panna Cotta

  • Author: Julie
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 10 1x


Panna cotta is a perfect dessert to serve when the desire for a light and refreshing treat tempts you. This recipe can be prepared the night before in under an hour and put into the refrigerator to set overnight.


  • 1 cup (250 mL) blood orange juice
  • 1½ tbsp (22mL) powdered gelatin
  • 3½ cups (825 mL) 35% whipping/heavy cream
  • 1½ cups (370 mL) whole milk
  • ½ cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
  • Zest of 3 blood oranges
  • Blood Orange Syrup
  • 3 cups (750 mL) fresh blood orange juice
  • ½ cup (125 mL) +1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1½ tbsp (22 mL) grated blood orange zest


  1. Place the blood orange juice in a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin powder on top. Stir, then set aside and let stand to fully dissolve, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Prepare your 10 mini dessert glasses on a baking tray.
  3. Prepare an ice bath in a large bowl and set aside.
  4. In a small pot, combine cream, milk, sugar and blood orange zest, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat. Whisk in the gelatin juice mixture and orange extract.
  5. Set the pot in the ice bath and whisk until the mixture reaches room temperature. Strain the mixture from the pot into a large measuring cup with a pouring spout, and place the cup in the ice bath to cool further. Pour the mixture into the glasses and chill in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  6. To make the blood orange syrup, stir all the syrup ingredients into a pot over high heat, and boil until syrup is reduced by half, stirring often, about 20 minutes. Refrigerate the syrup until cold.
  7. Before serving, pour some of the blood orange syrup on top of the panna cotta to add a beautiful layer of colour.
  • Cook Time: 50 mins