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Key Lime Panna Cotta - BoulderLocavore.com

Key Lime Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta is one of the easiest desserts to make especially when in a time pinch. It can be flavored many different ways or topped with a glaze. In this recipe adding Key Lime juice and zest perk up the flavor with a fun Floridian twist.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword key lime panna cotta, panna cotta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 341 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ½ cup granulated Sugar
  • 1 packet Gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Key Lime Zest
  • 2 ½ teaspoons Key Lime Juice , freshly juiced


  1. In a small bowl combine the packet of gelatin with 3 tablespoons of cold water; whisk to combine and set aside.
  2. In a heavy, medium saucepan, combine the cream, sugar and vanilla over medium-low heat. Stir frequently until sugar is fully dissolved.
  3. Add gelatin mixture (which will be solidified); whisk to dissolve gelatin and fully combine with cream mixture. Stir in lime zest and juice.
  4. Pour equally into 6 desired serving vessels or ramekins. Place in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours until fully set. Note: I place the bowls on a baking sheet to keep them stabilized. Panna Cotta may be made the day prior and if so I suggest covering the top with plastic wrap once cooled.
  5. To release panna cotta: Should you choose to turn out the panna cotta onto individual serving plates instead of serving in a bowl as shown here, place the containers with panna cotta in a pan of hot water that is deep enough to warm the outside of the bowls but not so deep it will enter the bowls. Allow to sit a few minutes. Remove and place an individual serving dish face down on the top of the panna cotta bowl. Gently invert and shake the panna cotta bowl slightly to allow the panna cotta to release onto the plate. If it will not release, repeat again.
Nutrition Facts
Key Lime Panna Cotta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 30mg1%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1165IU23%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 52mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.