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Coffee panna cotta

Coffee panna cotta

These make-ahead puds are ideal for dinner parties. Setting them in glasses (instead of moulds) looks stylish and you needn’t worry about trying to turn them out to serve!

Nutrition calculations exclude liqueur.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook15 mins
  • Total time35 mins
  • Pluscooling + chilling

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  • 3 gelatine leaves
  • 3 tbsp Lavazza Qualità Oro Ground Coffee
  • 75g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 100ml whole milk
  • 300ml double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp coffee liqueur (optional)
  • 4 crunchy amaretti biscuits, crushed


  1. Soak the gelatine in a bowl of cold water. Meanwhile, make 300ml strong black coffee using a cafetière (or your preferred method – you will need to use around 400ml water).

  2. Pour 200ml of the hot coffee into a small saucepan with the brown sugar. Add the milk and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Combine the cream and vanilla extract in a heatproof jug.

  3. Remove the pan from the heat then squeeze out the water from the gelatine leaves and add to the pan, stirring until dissolved. Pour into the cream jug, mixing well. Divide the mixture between 4 x 200-250ml glasses (or 6 smaller glasses); chill for at least 3 hours (or overnight) until set.

  4. Simmer the remaining 100ml black coffee in a small saucepan with the caster sugar for 5-10 minutes until slightly thickened. Leave to cool, then stir in the liqueur, if using, and chill until ready to serve. Pour a thin layer of syrup over each panna cotta and scatter with the crushed biscuits.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,346kJ/ 564kcals



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