Panna Cotta with Papaya Coulis Recipe
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Panna Cotta with Papaya Coulis Recipe

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Panna cotta is an Italian dessert that means “cooked cream.” My friend and I developed a tropical version that’s rich, creamy, tangy and so refreshing. —Shauna Havey, Roy, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2-1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped papaya
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Fresh raspberries and fresh mint leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 524 calories, 45g fat (28g saturated fat), 166mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over milk; let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine cream and sugar; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add gelatin mixture and vanilla, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  2. Divide mixture among four dessert dishes. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours or until set.
  3. For coulis, place papaya, lime juice and sugar in a food processor; process until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Transfer to a small bowl. Refrigerate, covered, until cold.
  4. To serve, spoon papaya coulis over panna cotta. Top with raspberries and mint. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Panna Cotta with Papaya Coulis in Taste of Home June/July 2015

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meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 264450
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2017

"This was pretty simple to make. It sounds and looks very fancy though. The recipe can't together quickly. The part that took the longest was cutting the papaya. After following the directions, there were still a few spots of gelatin that didn't incorporate well. In general, the panna Cotta part was very good, it was thick but creamy. I don't think the papaya I bought was ripe enough, if it was, I would have liked the top better. In the future I would maybe just try raspberry in place of the papaya."

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