Panna Cotta Recipe

Panna Cotta Recipe

20 mins
2-3 people
10 mins



As a chef constantly on the lookout for innovative flavors, I stumbled upon a delightful twist to the classic Italian Panna Cotta - Britannia Winkin' Cow thick shakes! Intrigued by the idea of incorporating these creamy shakes into a traditional dessert, I embarked on a culinary adventure to create something truly special. The literal translation of Panna Cotta, meaning "cooked cream" in Italian, inspired me to experiment with the rich and creamy texture of Britannia Winkin' Cow thick shakes. What ensued was a delightful fusion of flavors as I crafted layers of strawberry and vanilla Panna Cotta using these luscious shakes as the base.




The Recipe of Strawberry and Vanilla Panna Cotta




  • 1 packet of Britannia Winkin Cow Strawberry Thick Shake
  • 1 packet of Britannia Winkin Cow Vanilla Thick Shake
  • 2 tbsp Agar Agar

For the Compote:

  • ½ cup chopped strawberries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp water





  1. In a saucepan, bring the Britannia strawberry shake to a boil. In another saucepan, bring the Britannia vanilla shake to a boil.

  2. While the shakes are boiling, soak the Agar Agar in water for 10 minutes. Then, boil it in water for 10 minutes until it forms a gum-like liquid.

  3. Add 1 tbsp of Agar Agar to both pans containing the vanilla and strawberry shakes, and stir well.

  4. Take serving glasses and pour the strawberry mixture halfway into each glass. Place them in the freezer and let them set for 30-45 minutes.

  5. After the strawberry layer has set, pour the vanilla mixture into the glasses on top of the set strawberry layer. Return the glasses to the freezer and let them set for another 30 minutes.

  6. For the compote, in a saucepan, combine chopped strawberries, sugar, and water. Cook until the strawberries become mushy. Remove from heat and allow it to cool down.

  7. Once cooled, pour the compote over the set vanilla Panna Cotta layer.

  8. Garnish as desired and serve chilled. Enjoy your delicious Panna Cotta!




About the Recipe


Strawberry and Vanilla Panna Cotta is a decadent dessert that combines the creamy goodness of Britannia Winkin' Cow thick shakes with the traditional Italian Panna Cotta. The term "Panna Cotta" translates to "cooked cream" in Italian, and this dessert epitomizes indulgence with its silky-smooth texture and rich flavors. By incorporating thick shakes as the base, this recipe offers a unique twist to the classic Panna Cotta, elevating it to new heights of deliciousness. Whether served as a standalone dessert or as a show-stopping finale to a meal, this Strawberry and Vanilla Panna Cotta is sure to impress with its irresistible flavor and elegant presentation.



Cooking Tips


  1. Choosing the Right Base: Opt for creamy and thick shakes, like Britannia Winkin' Cow, to ensure a rich and luxurious texture in your Panna Cotta.

  2. Perfecting the Layers: Allow each layer of Panna Cotta to set properly in the refrigerator before adding the next layer to ensure distinct layers and a visually appealing presentation.

  3. Soaking Agar Agar: Ensure that Agar Agar is properly soaked in water for at least 10 minutes before boiling to activate its thickening properties effectively.

  4. Quick Strawberry Compote: Keep the chunks intact while making the compote by cooking fresh strawberries with minimal water and sugar until the mixture thickens slightly.



Pairing Guide


Strawberry and Vanilla Panna Cotta pairs beautifully with a variety of accompaniments to complement its creamy texture and sweet flavor profile. Serve it with fresh berries and a drizzle of honey for a refreshing twist, or pair it with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed nuts for added indulgence. For a touch of elegance, serve it alongside a glass of sparkling wine or a cup of fragrant herbal tea to elevate the dining experience.




Frequently Asked Questions


  1. What is Panna Cotta?

    • Panna Cotta is a classic Italian dessert made with cream, sugar, and gelatin, resulting in a silky-smooth texture.
  2. Can I use Britannia Winkin' Cow thick shakes in Panna Cotta?

    • Yes, you can use Britannia Winkin' Cow thick shakes as a base for Panna Cotta to add a creamy and flavorful twist to the traditional recipe.
  3. How do I make layers in Panna Cotta?

    • To create distinct layers in Panna Cotta, allow each layer to set in the refrigerator before adding the next layer on top.
  4. What is Agar Agar, and how is it used in Panna Cotta?

    • Agar Agar is a vegetarian alternative to gelatin derived from seaweed. It is used in Panna Cotta to thicken and set the dessert.
  5. Can I make Panna Cotta ahead of time?

    • Yes, Panna Cotta can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Just ensure it is covered to prevent it from absorbing any odors.
  6. How do I unmold Panna Cotta from the mold?

    • To unmold Panna Cotta, dip the bottom of the mold in hot water for a few seconds to loosen the edges, then carefully invert it onto a serving plate.
  7. Can I make Panna Cotta without gelatin or Agar Agar?

    • Yes, you can make Panna Cotta without gelatin or Agar Agar by using other thickeners like cornstarch or arrowroot powder.
  8. How long does Panna Cotta last in the refrigerator?

    • Panna Cotta can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days, covered tightly with plastic wrap or in an airtight container.
  9. Can I use other flavors of thick shakes in Panna Cotta?

    • Yes, you can experiment with different flavors of thick shakes, like chocolate or mango, to create unique variations of Panna Cotta.
  10. Is Panna Cotta gluten-free?

    • Yes, Panna Cotta is gluten-free as it does not contain any wheat-based ingredients.