How to make panna cotta

For an ultimate tasty fusion, we've put an Asian twist on a classic Italian dessert.

Matcha panna cotta


7 SmartPoints® per serve
Prep time: 10 minutes + 4 hrs chilling | Cook time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4



4 gelatine sheets
1½ cups (375ml) reduced-fat milk
½ cup (125ml) reduced-fat cream
½ tsp vanilla bean paste
2 tsp matcha powder
1½ tbs granulated stevia

Step 1

Place gelatine in a bowl. Cover with cold water. Lightly spray four ¾-cup (180ml) capacity metal moulds with oil.


Step 2

Combine milk, cream and vanilla in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat. Bring almost to the boil. Remove from heat when small bubbles form at sides of pan.

Matcha panna cotta


Step 3

Whisk matcha powder with 3 tbs hot milk mixture in a small bowl. Stir to dissolve.

Matcha panna cotta


Step 4

Add to remaining milk mixture. Stir in stevia.

Matcha panna cotta



Step 5

Squeeze water from gelatine sheets. Add to hot milk mixture. Whisk until dissolved.

Matcha panna cotta


Step 6

Divide among prepared moulds. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.

Matcha panna cotta


Step 7

Dip each mould in hot water. Ease panna cotta sides from moulds, then turn onto plates.

Tip: Serve with fresh raspberries. Matcha powder is made from green tea. You’ll find it in health-food and speciality stores.

Matcha panna cotta