Vanilla Panna Cotta with Pomegranate sauce

Panna cotta is one of those fabulous desserts you can never get bored with. It is easy to prepare, delicate and very versatile as you can accompany it with a wide range of sauces: from fruits of the forest, to caramel, chocolate, amaretto and many more.

Today I have used pomegranates which are in season now. Pomegranates have become very popular in recent years due to their nutritional properties.

I love this panna cotta, it is perfect for a dinner party as you can make it in advance. It needs to rest in the fridge for at least 3 hours.

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 10 minutes


  • fresh cream – 500 ml – 17 fl oz
  • powdered sugar – 200 g
  • vanilla pod – 1
  • gelatine sheets – 10 g
  • milk – as needed
  • For the sauce:
  • pomegranates – 2
  • sugar – 3 tbsp
  • flour – 2 tsp
  • white chocolate – to decorate
  • pomegranate seeds – to decorate


Soften up the gelatin sheets into a little warmed up milk.
Make an incision in the vanilla pod and with a knife scrape all the seeds off.

Pour the cream into a sauce pan add the vanilla seeds and the pod with the icing sugar; bring to the boil and stir for a few minutes. Remove from the source of heat and add the gelatin sheets, stir well until they have dissolved. Remove the vanilla pod.

Pour the mixture into 4 wet small bowls or ramekin dishes, let it cool down a little and put it in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours.

Prepare the pomegranate sauce by squeezing the pomegranates and filtering the juice with a meshed strainer.

Pour the juice into a sauce pan, add the icing sugar and the flour and bring to the boil. Keep stirring until the juice has thickened. Let it cool down.

Take the panna cotta from the fridge, place upside down onto plates, pour the sauce over them. Decorate with some pomegranate seeds and white chocolate.


16 thoughts on “Vanilla Panna Cotta with Pomegranate sauce

  1. Ciao Alida,
    I love Panna Cotta, but I adore pomegranates. So this is a wonderful dessert to share. It really is not hard to make and it has a wonderful flavor with that vanilla and the pomegrantes sauce. So pretty, the color is so festive, for a dinner party or just at home with the family….thanks for sharing this delicious dish! Have a great weekend!
    Dottie 🙂


  2. I love this – so beautiful and festive. I just made something with Pomegranate on my blog – think I have to try your panna cotta soon! Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare


  3. This looks so pretty, I am always put off by trying panna cotta as I hate the smell of the gelatine I really need to get over that as this looks gorgeous! #TastyTuesday


  4. Adoro i dolci al cucchiaio, questa panna cotta con la salsa alla melagrana è deliziosa, complimenti! Un abbraccio!


  5. Aren’t pomegranates just wonderful – that rich colour and so versatile? Brilliant panna cotta and wonderful decoration – Thanks so much for being such a big part of #Bakeoftheweek x


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