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Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe

Today I’ve got a dreamy creamy Panna Cotta to tempt your taste buds. This Blackberry Maple Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe is served with a tart blackberry maple gel on the bottom (or top!)

Maple Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe

I could eat yogurt every day, and usually do.

It’s one of the few convenience foods you can feel good about consuming. Loaded with calcium, protein and probiotics, I never hesitate to grab a yogurt cup first thing in the morning, or to pack them in my kid’s lunch boxes.

Recently I discovered a new yogurt I’m CRAZY about, Brown Cow Cream Top Greek Yogurt.

Have you heard of it?

Imagine rich tart Greek yogurt with an indulgent layer of cream on top, that you scoop through to get to the yogurt. Doesn’t that sound good?

Blackberry Maple Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe

The cream top reminds me of farm-fresh dairy with the thick layer of cream floating above the milk.

Making Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe

So I decided to use it to make a smooth heavenly Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe with fresh Blackberry Maple Gel.

Easy Maple Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe

I’ve used Brown Cow’s Maple Cream Top Greek Yogurt in this luscious Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe. The maple yogurt has a delicate flavor that perfectly complements the blackberry maple preserves, acting as a platform for the tender mounds of panna cotta.

Blackberry Maple Gel

Plus, this Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe is ridiculously simple to make.

If you can use a blender and wait patiently for it to chill in the fridge, you are pretty much a yogurt panna cotta pro. *wink*

You can serve this yogurt panna cotta recipe straight out of the ramekins or mugs, with the blackberry gel on top, or gently release the yogurt panna cotta from the molds for silky domes of yogurt bliss with the blackberries on the bottom.

How to Make Maple Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe

Either way, it’s divine!

Rich Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe

Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time:20 minutes + 4 hours chill time

Cook Time:5 minutes

Maple Yogurt Panna Cotta with Blackberry Gel

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 packet unflavored gelatin, divided
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 - 6 ounce cups Brown Cow Maple Cream Top Greek Yogurt
  • 1 1/3 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix 1 tsp. gelatin granules into 1/4 cup half and half. Allow the gelatin mixture to sit for at least 5 minutes. In a separate medium bowl, mix the yogurt and sugar together.
  2. Heat the remaining half and half until scolding hot, then pour into the gelatin mixture and beat with an immersion blender. *This could be done in a regular blender, but make sure to open the vent on top and cover with a clean towel.)
  3. Pour the half and half into the yogurt mix and blend again until smooth. Pour the liquid yogurt panna cotta into 4 - 6 oz. ramekins or short wide mugs. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.
  4. Once the panna cotta sets, combine the blackberries, water, 3/4 tsp. gelatin, maple syrup, pinch of salt and orange zest in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, lower the temperature, and simmer for about 5 minutes to thicken. Allow the blackberry gel to cool for 10 minutes. Then spoons evenly over the tops of the yogurt panna cotta cups. Return to the fridge and chill another two hours minimum.
  5. Serve as is, or remove from molds. To remove the panna cotta from the molds: Run a sharp knife around the rim of each cup. Fill a small bowl with hot water. Then hold each cup in the water for approximately 30 seconds. Place a dessert plate over the top and flip. You may have to wait a few moments for the panna cotta to release, plopping gently on the plate. Repeat with the rest.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Brown Cow Yogurt.  All yogurt-swooning opinions are my own.

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119 Responses to “Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe”

  1. Joyposted August 16, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    The panna cotta looks wonderful.

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  2. Shainaposted August 16, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Oooh, I love panna cotta. Gorgeous, summer! The gel on top…err, bottom, is just perfection, and the yogurt sounds heavenly.

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  3. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted August 16, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Gorgeous panna cotta, I love the blackberries!

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  4. Katarinaposted August 16, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    It’s so beautiful!

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  5. Amy Tongposted August 17, 2012 at 12:45 am

    What a great product. I can’t wait to try it. I love yogurt because it’s a healthy and tasty snack that I can enjoy any time. I can’t wait to try out your panna cottta recipe too, looks divine.

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  11. Belinda @zomppaposted August 17, 2012 at 4:42 am

    A perfect dessert! Yogurt is so versatile, I get why you eat it every day!

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  12. Heather (Heather's Dish)posted August 17, 2012 at 6:33 am

    most definitely the prettiest thing i’ve seen this morning…yum!

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  13. Joannposted August 17, 2012 at 6:34 am

    I love what a great mix-in yogurt is! Fruit, granola, honey, nuts, etc. etc. etc.!

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  14. TidyMomposted August 17, 2012 at 6:51 am

    I’ve been on such a blackberry kick lately, and this looks fantastic Sommer!

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  15. Kari Mposted August 17, 2012 at 7:22 am

    I love yogurt! It’s the perfect snack to pack for the beach or the park!

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  16. Tara @ Unsophisticookposted August 17, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Dreamy is right — just beautiful!

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  17. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted August 17, 2012 at 8:12 am

    That is gorgeous! I have never tried panna cotta, I need to fix that.

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  18. Jeanetteposted August 17, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Sommer – stunning photos – I love that blackberry gel!

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  19. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookieposted August 17, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I love yogurt because I enjoy adding fruit and granola to it for a great snack or even dessert!

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  20. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted August 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I eat Greek yogurt almost every morning… I once used it for some creme brulee, which came out wonderfully, so I can imagine that this panna cotta was absolutely splendid!

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  21. Karen Lynchposted August 17, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I love yogurt, it is good for you and satifies my craving for a sweet treat and gives calcium to your diet.

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  24. Betsyposted August 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I am not a huge milk fan and love to get my calcium through yogurt and my kids love it.

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    I love yogurt for its simple clean taste

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  28. ladywildposted August 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I love cooking with yogurt. I use it in place of buttermilk, sour cream, etc. to give dishes creaminess without a lot of extra calories.

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  29. Bonnie Kposted August 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    For one, it’s just plain good for you. Another, I love the creamy taste and like it with cut up fruit on top. Your recipe looks wonderful. Thank you for letting us know that Whole Foods is giving out samples and coupons.

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  46. Arlene@FlourOnMyFaceposted August 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I love the tangy flavor of yogurt. Your panna cotta looks so good!

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  47. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted August 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I was just looking at that yogurt in the store the other day and saying I needed to try it!

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  48. Angieposted August 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I still haven’t tried to make Panna Cotta. I must try your recipe!

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  49. Debbieposted August 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I’m a big Panna Cotta fan. This looks delicious. I haven’t heard of this yogurt…looks like I need to make a trip to my Whole Foods tomorrow.

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  50. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted August 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I am a yogurt fanatic! Matter in fact I’m eating some right now! I love frozen, I love it fresh, I love it plain, I love it with PB, I love it with fruit, I love in baked goods, oh I could go on and on, but I think you get the point.

    I never heard of brown cow yogurt, it sounds wonderful, especially maple flavor.

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  55. Nancy Longposted August 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    love yogurt and use it quite often to replace sour cream in recipes – can’t wait to try this recipe, love panna cotta – usually make it in my silicone muffin pan

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  56. Chrisposted August 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I love the stuff because it’s healthy and tasty. I started having more of it when I began cooking Indian food, and haven’t slowed down since.

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  57. Sondraposted August 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    I’ve realized very recently how great yogurt is. It satisfies the creamy sweet tooth without sacrificing nutrition–a winning combination.

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    so pretty! love this one Sommer

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  59. Paula - bell'alimentoposted August 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Love the blackberries and you can’t ever go wrong with panna cotta xoxo

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    I have never made a panna cotta but you have now inspired me to try it. This looks amazing! I also LOVE Brown Cow yogurt :)

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  66. Julia {The Roasted Root}posted August 18, 2012 at 8:06 am

    No way! The Brown Cow Maple has been my fave since high school! This is the first I’ve heard that they’re doing a Greek line now…very exciting!

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  93. Cécyposted August 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I love yogurt as an easy snack and a good addition to my breakfast. I’m a big fan of the creamy greek ayogurt.

    Side note on the pana cota: have you ever tried it with something else than gelatin? Like agar agar maybe? My husband is vegetarian so gelatin is not an option.

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  106. najwa kronfelposted August 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Beautiful panna cotta!

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  107. Cristinaposted August 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I use yogurt as my basic breakfast meal. I add different (red) fruits, and there is a great start to the day. :)

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  108. Cristinaposted August 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I looovee Brown Cow yogurt, but have not tried the Greek version yet- looking forward to it!

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  109. Cristinaposted August 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    What I love about yogurt is its versatility: sweet, savory, and plain by itself — and appropriate for any meal. I love it, and I do enjoy Brown Cow yogurt.

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  110. Cristinaposted August 20, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I use yogurt as a base for salad dressing: healthy, tasty and versatile. You can add any flavors for a different dressing every day of the week. Add blue cheese; or add basil and you make a “false” pesto dressing; add tahini and a dash of olive oil…you get the idea!
    Thank you Brown Cow.

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  111. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted August 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    What a GORGEOUS panna cotta – love the blackberry contrast, so pretty! Honestly, I haven’t been a yogurt fan until the more recent Greek yogurt popularity. Now it eat it almost every morning with homemade granola and some fresh fruit or a little swirl of fresh jam, YUM!

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  112. Cristinaposted August 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Because yogurt is so light and so healthy, I try to use it in its natural state (not cook it, or only just slightly heat it through) so as to not kill the lactobacillus and other friendly friends.

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  113. Cristinaposted August 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I will have to make an exception to my habit of using fresh yogurt and must absolutely try this Panna Cotta. It looks di-vi-ne. Can’t wait to try it. Come next spring I have another reason to can fresh blackberries!

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  114. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookiesposted August 21, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Cream on top of yogurt? Why yes, that does sound good. I’ll take any excuse to eat blackberries, too! This looks wonderful!

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  115. Shawn @ I Wash...You Dryposted August 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Well, I love yogurt cause it’s a creamy treat that is good for me! I would love to try this brand out!

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  116. Lisa | With Style and Graceposted August 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    hate to admit, but I’ve never had [& obviously haven’t made] panna cotta before, but you’ve made it seem to easy, I might just have to give it a try!

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  117. Russell at Chasing Deliciousposted August 27, 2012 at 10:28 am

    What a lovely panna cotta! Yum!

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  118. Sonja Bultynckposted November 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    So excited! We tried this yesterday as a special light dessert for our family Thanksgiving dinner. It was a huge success. My kids–both college students–looked at it with suspicion, but when I explained it was simply a light, fresh vanilla pudding w/blackberries they gave in. I’m lucky I got a taste of my own! I should have made a triple recipe. It the first time I had ever had panna cotta and I was so pleased. Thanks for sharing your beautiful insights and photos.

    ~Sonja

    P.S. We went with vanilla vs. maple since we were novices, but we’ll get more creative next time ;-)
    P.P.S. Awesome blog, already subscribed and have bookmarked several recipes for my next month’s menu planning/shopping. This is going to be fun!

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