Panna cotta: Who ever thought gelatinous cream and sugar could taste so good? Well…the Italians, but now we’re getting a little too technical. All we really care about is how much we enjoy this molded dessert and its ability to anchor any added flavor. In this case, the flavors of summer. And summer sure tastes sweet.

Whether you’re a fan of seasonal berries, chocolate (duh), or coconut, there’s a panna cotta recipe for every personality and preference. We’ve rounded up some of the most beautiful (and scrumptious!) ones we can find. Scroll down to check them out and pick your favorite to make at home. The process is a lot easier than you think…guaranteed.

Uni Panna Cotta


This panna cotta recipe features sea urchin roe, shiso (a mint-like herb), ginger, plum vinegar for a Japanese-inspired take on the dessert. Get our Uni Panna Cotta recipe.

Coconut Panna Cotta


If you’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts (all sitting in a row, perhaps), crack ’em open and use them for this tropical panna cotta. Top with fresh figs for an even sweeter indulgence. Get the recipe.

Lemon Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce

The Wicked Noodle

Tart lemon is the perfect complement to seasonal summer raspberries. When it comes to “sweet and sour,” chicken isn’t the only thing that tastes delicious. Get the recipe.

Blueberry and Lilac Syrup Panna Cotta


We’re almost too intimidated to eat these beautiful purple domes. Just look at that shiny blueberry glaze — it belongs in a museum. Or in our mouths. (We’re still confused). Get the recipe.

Strawberry Panna Cotta

Baked by an Introvert

Strawberry may be third best when it comes to popular ice cream flavors, but it reigns supreme with panna cotta. Perhaps it’s the drool-worthy strawberry cream flavor profile. Perhaps it’s the pretty pink color. Perhaps it’s all of the above. Get the recipe.

Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta

Cooking Curries

If you’re longing for the ocean, why not sprinkle a little bit of it on your dessert? In salt form, of course, which always pairs well with rich dark chocolate. Get the recipe.

Mango Panna Cotta

Tip Buzz

Mango orange is the color of summer. And since we’re not ready for summer to be over, we’ll take mango orange everything please. Get the recipe.

Honey Panna Cotta

Tidy Mom

Your dinner guests won’t stop buzzing about this honey gelee with spun sugar. It may look intricate, but it’s a lot easier to prepare than you think. Get the recipe.

Lavender Panna Cotta

Salt and Lavender

If the thought of consuming a flower concerns you, relax. It’s lavender. Get the recipe.

Blackberry Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Sugar and Soul

What else can we say about blackberries other than you should absolutely eat them before the cooler temperatures ruin their harvest. Better yet, just continue to top them on various creamy desserts. It’s fail-proof. Get the recipe.

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