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Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe

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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

Maple Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe
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Yogurt Panna Cotta Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes
Maple Yogurt Panna Cotta with Blackberry Gel.
Servings: 4


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


  • In a small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon gelatin granules into 1/4 cup half & half. Allow the gelatin mixture to sit for at least 5 minutes. In a separate medium bowl, mix the yogurt and sugar together.
  • 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.)
  • Pour the half and half into the yogurt mix and blend again until smooth. Pour the liquid yogurt panna cotta into four 6-ounce ramekins or short wide mugs. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.
  • Once the panna cotta sets, combine the blackberries, water, 3/4 teaspoon gelatin, maple syrup, pinch of salt and orange zest in a small saucepan. 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.
  • 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.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 244kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 71mg, Potassium: 310mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 315IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 187mg, Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Italian
Author: Sommer Collier

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  1. Loved it

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  3. 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.


    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!

  4. What a lovely panna cotta! Yum!

  5. 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!

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

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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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  25. 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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  33. What an amazing looking dessert! The flavors are delicious and that yogurt looks dreamy! My favorite thing about yogurt that it’s creamy, delicious and good for you!

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  46. Yummy goodness packed with protein. I eat it every day for breakfast!

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

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

  57. 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.

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

  64. 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.

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

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

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

  89. 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!

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

  91. Sommer – stunning photos – I love that blackberry gel!

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

  93. Dreamy is right — just beautiful!

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

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

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

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

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

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  104. 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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  105. Gorgeous panna cotta, I love the blackberries!

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

  107. The panna cotta looks wonderful.