Panna Cotta with Papaya Coulis

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. + chilling


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
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
Panna Cotta with Papaya Coulis Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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