Berry and Yogurt Panna Cotta

Berry and Yogurt Panna Cotta | Butter Baking

So, just quietly… I spent yesterday filming guest appearances for an Australian cooking show.

Yeah, that.

Berry and Yogurt Panna Cotta | Butter Baking

It was so much fun! I actually had the best day.

I was super nervous in the morning, sitting through hair and make up (who doesn’t wish they could have that every day?!) and trying to take everything in!

Berry and Yogurt Panna Cotta | Butter Baking

But the host was gorgeous and everyone on set was so lovely! They made me feel very welcome and at ease and before I knew it I was having a great time.

I think that by the end of the day, I might have even stopped looking super awkward in front of the camera. Well, maybe.

Berry and Yogurt Panna Cotta | Butter Baking

For the show, I baked these yummy cookies, had fun making these galettes and topping them with berries, and whipped up a version of one my of favourite desserts – coffee caramel panna cotta.

Berry and Yogurt Panna Cotta | Butter Baking

Making the panna cotta reminded me about how much I love it and just how easy it is, so I made another one last night to share with you today!

Berry and Yogurt Panna Cotta | Butter Baking

This one is a yogurt-based panna cotta, topped with berry coulis and berries. It’s a little healthier than a cream-based version, but just as easy and just as delicious. X

Berry and Yogurt Panna Cotta | Butter Baking

  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1¼ tsp powdered galatin
  • 1 cup plain or greek yogurt (230g)
  • 1 cup of milk or cream (I used half of each)
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 170g fresh or frozen berries of your choice (I used strawberries)
  • 40g white sugar
  • Extra berries to garnish (optional)
  1. To make the panna cotta, put the water in a small bowl and sprinkle over the gelatin. Set aside to allow it to absorb.
  2. Place the yogurt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Put the cream/milk and sugar in a small saucepan with the vanilla and heat until it is almost boiling.
  4. Remove it from the heat and stir in the gelatin.
  5. Allow this mixture to cool before mixing it into the yogurt.
  6. Pour the panna cotta into 4 serving glasses and refrigerate them until set, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Meanwhile, make the coulis.
  8. Blend the berries and sugar together until they are smooth.
  9. Pour into a small saucepan and bring to the boil.
  10. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  11. When you are ready to serve, top each panna cotta with a few tablespoons of coulis and top with fresh berries.
  12. Serves 4.
  13. Happy baking!

Panna cotta recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen.

17 Thoughts on “Berry and Yogurt Panna Cotta

  1. Melanie Dannock-Price on March 18, 2014 at 1:49 pm said:

    Which show Natasha? :)

  2. That is so exciting!! Great news 😉 and I am sure you didn’t look awkward at all but super cute 😉 love all your YouTube videos! Please let us know soon 😉 (and also if one can watch it online…)
    Take care, Rebecca

    • Thank you Rebecca! Haha I am sure I did look awkward! But I’m happy to hear you like the vids 😀
      I will let you know if you can watch it! Hope you’re well, am loving your new blog logo and layout 😉

  3. Marco van den Hout on March 18, 2014 at 8:22 pm said:

    Hi Natasha,

    Is it an international baking program? It sounds you had a great day! :)
    The panna cotta loods great and we are gonna give it a try.


  4. How exciting to have your talents recognized! You are perfect cooking show material, Natasha…beautiful and full of culinary talent and creativity! I hope I will be able to watch the show on the internet. Congratulations! :) This panna cotta looks lovely, so creamy yet refreshing. I have never made a panna cotta, so this may be a good place to start!

    • Haha Wendy you are always so full of kind words, laughs and wonderful advice :-) I’m always happy to hear from you!
      I will let you know if it can be watched online after it airs! I’m not sure myself to be honest..
      As for the panna cotta, I personally like the coffee one better (coffee+caramel=heaven in my book) but this one is super refreshing and light, so I hope you enjoy it :-)

  5. Yum!! I’ve never actually made panna cotta myself but have been wanting to for ages. This will surely be the first recipe I try!! I love that, being made with yogurt, it’s a bit healthier.
    Oh and congrats on the TV appearances! That’s fantastic. :)

    • You have to try it, it is SO easy you’ll be super surprised, particularly since you don’t have to unmould these, just enjoy from the glass! Let me know what you think if you make it 😀
      And thank you!!!

  6. Omg, CONGRATS!! That`s super exciting! These panna cottas look adorable! :)

  7. I made these the other night and they were amazing! The yogurt adds a nice tartness to it. I also added some lemon zest. Will definitely be keeping this recipe for the future!

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  9. Hannah on June 24, 2014 at 5:56 pm said:

    This is by far the best dessert I’ve ever made (according to my boyfriend) =) Definitely one I’ll be making again. So easy and so delicious. Thank you Natasha!

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