Lychee Panna Cotta


An impressive looking, but easy to make, dessert which you can whip up in an hour and a half. This silky lychee panna cotta is a real crowd pleaser!

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Lychee panna cotta
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-01-25, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 1 hours 50 minutes.

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Updated at: 22-09-2023

1 hours 50 minutes 6 people Desserts
Lychee panna cotta


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  • 10 grams of gelatine leaves
  • 100 ml whole milk
  • 500 ml double cream
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • Vanilla extract

Rose jelly ingredients

  • 50 grams of sugar
  • 150 ml of water
  • 4 grams gelatine leaves
  • Red food colouring
  • 1 tablespoon of rose water
  • 9 fresh lychees
Lychee panna cotta ingredients
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  • 6 small glasses
  • Chopping board
  • Small knife
  • Bowl
  • 2 saucepans

Lychee Panna Cotta

1 hours 50 minutes 6 people Desserts

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Preparation 1 hour and 10 minutes

Pour cold water into a bowl and add the gelatine leaves. Wait for the gelatine to soften. Pour the milk into a saucepan and heat over a low heat. Do not allow the milk to boil.

Squeeze most of the liquid from the soaked gelatine leaves, then dissolve the gelatine in the warm milk. Add the sugar and double cream to another saucepan and bring to a boil.

Remove the sugar and double cream from the heat and pour it into the other pan containing the gelatine mixture. Add a few drops of vanilla extract.

Allow to cool to room temperature, then pour the mixture into 6 small glasses. Place the glasses in the refrigerator for at least an hour.  

Lychee panna cotta
Lychee panna cotta

Finishing the lychee panna cotta 40 minutes

Reuse the bowl of cold water, and add fresh gelatine leaves. Add the sugar, a little red food colouring and water to a small saucepan and heat.

Add the rose water. Do not add too much as rose water has a potent flavour. Squeeze most of the liquid from the gelatine leaves, then dissolve the gelatine in the warm rose water mixture.

Peel the lychees and halve them. Once the panna cotta has set well in the refrigerator, you can place 3 half lychees on top of each portion, then pour over the rose jelly.

Place back in the refrigerator and wait half an hour until the rose jelly has set. Enjoy!

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