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Honey-Lemon Pistachio Panna Cotta

An easy Italian dessert, this rich and creamy panna cotta is flavoured with zesty lemon and sweetened with honey.

Serves: 4 Preparation: 10 mins Cook Time: 5 mins (+ 6 hours standing time)



  1. In saucepan, combine 2 cups (500 mL) cream, honey, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla; cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture starts to simmer around edge of pan. Remove from heat.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle gelatin over remaining cream; let stand for about 5 minutes or until gelatin has softened. Stir gelatin mixture into cream and honey mixture; whisk until gelatin is dissolved. Strain through fine-meshed strainer.
  3. Divide mixture among four (6 oz/175 mL) ramekins, bowls or cups. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 6 hours or until set.
  4. Serve panna cotta in ramekins or turn out onto serving dishes. Garnish with pistachios and lemon zest.


Substitute almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts for pistachios.

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