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Peach Panna Cotta

This no-bake dessert is guaranteed to cool you off in the summer heat. I really enjoy the texture—rich and creamy Panna Cotta balanced by the sweet and pulpy texture of the peach puree. —Andrea Campbell, Los Angeles, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 4 medium peaches, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 envelope (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup peach nectar, chilled
  • 1 envelope (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups cold whole milk
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Sliced peaches and fresh mint leaves


  • Place peaches and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Cover and process until smooth.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle gelatin over peach nectar; let stand 1 minute. Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds. Stir and let stand 1 minute or until gelatin is completely dissolved. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in pureed peach mixture. Pour into eight 8-oz. glass dessert dishes. Refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours.
  • In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over milk; let stand 1 minute. Heat and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in cream, sugar, lemon zest, salt and vanilla. Pour over peach gelatin layers. Refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours. If desired, garnish with peach slices and mint leaves.

Test Kitchen tips
  • For a make and take option, use canning jars for layering.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 266 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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