Tiramisu Panna Cotta

Absolutely delicious and creamy Tiramisu Panna Cotta is a fail proof dessert recipe. A crowd-pleasing dessert perfect for your next gathering or holiday party!

Tiramisu Panna Cotta |ruchiskitchen.comHello there, what are your plans for father’s day? On this special day, I plan to make a simple and delightfully delicious recipe – Tiramisu Panna Cotta. One of my favorite no-bake desserts that is super easy to make and can be adapted with different flavors like fresh fruits, vanilla, custard, chocolate, coconut …. the list is endless!

This recipe combines the wonderful flavors of cream, mascarpone cheese with Kahlua liqueur and coffee in one single dessert. It’s so creamy and utterly delicious!

Wondering what Panna cotta is? It’s a classic dessert which means “cooked cream” in Italian. This creamy dessert is similar to puddings and flan, but instead of eggs, gelatin or agar-agar is used to attain that creamy texture.
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What I love about Tiramisu Panna Cotta is that its –

  • Easy-to-make
  • Very forgiving
  • Requires no cooking skills
  • Comes together in 15 minutes
  • Uses handful of ingredients
  • and as a added bonus – it’s a perfect make ahead dessert that will surely impress your family and friends!Tiramisu Panna Cotta |ruchiskitchen.com

Now on to the recipe!

For this recipe, I have used tiramisu flavors – mascarpone cheese, coffee and Kahlua liqueur. But you can substitute above ingredients with any seasonal pureed fruit and flavor (though some changes would be needed in the recipe).

To make Panna cotta, cream is heated with milk, cheese and agar-agar. Later tiramisu flavors are added and cooked on low heat until it coats the back of your spoon. Do NOT overcook the mixture.

The texture of panna cotta should be wiggly, velvety and smooth. Overcooking may result in chewy and rubbery panna cotta. This mixture will thicken more after cooling. 

Take it off the flame and do the taste test. Adjust sugar at this point and pour the panna cotta in greased ramekins or glass bowls/cups.
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Few words about Agar-Agar – 

Agar-agar is a gelatin-like substance made primarily from algae. It’s completely vegetarian and a great substitute for gelatin.  It comes in three forms: powdered, strands and flakes. 

Powdered agar agar can be substituted for the same quantity of powdered gelatin in a recipe. 1 tsp of gelatin = 1 tsp agar powder = 1 Tbsp agar flakes.

Unlike gelatin, agar-agar can be boiled and re-heated again if necessary.

Compared to gelatin, agar-agar has stronger setting properties and sets in less time (takes just 1 hour to set). In fact, agar-agar desserts will start setting at room temperature although its always advised to store agar-agar based desserts in the refrigerator. 

When all set, run a knife all around the ramekin to loosen panna cotta or place the ramekin in hot water for few seconds and panna cotta should jiggle it’s way out of the ramekins. Serve with a generous portion of coffee syrup and enjoy!!

This creamy and refreshing dessert will soon become your family favorite too! Do give it a try and if you happen to make it drop me a note below or share your yummy pics @facebook. Would love to see your creation!

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Tiramisu Panna Cotta
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Absolutely delicious and creamy Tiramisu Panna Cotta is a fail proof dessert recipe. A crowd-pleasing dessert perfect for your next gathering or dinner party!
Servings Prep Time
4 SERVINGS 1-2 HOURS
Cook Time
15 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
4 SERVINGS 1-2 HOURS
Cook Time
15 MINUTES
Tiramisu Panna Cotta
Votes: 3
Rating: 4.67
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Absolutely delicious and creamy Tiramisu Panna Cotta is a fail proof dessert recipe. A crowd-pleasing dessert perfect for your next gathering or dinner party!
Servings Prep Time
4 SERVINGS 1-2 HOURS
Cook Time
15 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
4 SERVINGS 1-2 HOURS
Cook Time
15 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
FOR PANNA COTTA
  • 1 cup Milk (divided 1/2 cup +1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream (liquid)
  • 1/4 cup Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1.5 tablespoon Instant Coffee powder
  • 2 tablespoon Kahlua Liqueur or Coffee Liqueur
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoon Brown Sugar or Regular sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon Agar agar powder or Unflavored veg gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon Cocoa powder for dusting
COFFEE SYRUP
  • 1/2 cup Strong brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar or Regular sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla essence
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METHOD
  1. Assemble ingredients.
  2. Agar-Agar powder. You can substitute agar-agar with gelatin.
  3. Tiramisu ingredients - Kahlua liqueur and coffee.
  4. Combine coffee powder and brown sugar in a pan.
  5. Add 1 teaspoon water and heat until sugar is completely dissolved.
  6. Take it off the flame and pour in Kahlua liqueur. Whisk it well and set it aside.
  7. Sprinkle agar agar powder in 1/2 cup of milk. Let it bloom for 5 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile combine the remaining 1/2 cup milk with mascarpone cheese and cream in a saucepan.
  9. Whisk it well. The mixture should be lump-free.
  10. Pour in the agar-agar +milk mix to this mixture(the one that we had prepared earlier). Whisk it well.
  11. Cook over low heat until agar agar is completely dissolved and the mixture is near to its boiling. Do not bring it to a boil.
  12. Pour in sugar+coffee mixture. Keep stirring.
  13. As the mixture coats the back side of your spoon,take it off the flame. Do not overcook.
  14. The mixture will thickens more after cooling.
  15. Consistency of Panna cotta before refrigerating.
  16. Grease ramekin bowls with butter. Pour panna cotta in ramekins or any glass bowl and allow it to set for 1- 3 hours. With agar-agar panna cotta sets faster. Cover the ramekins with a plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming on top.
  17. Beautifully set tiramisu Panna Cotta.
  18. Just before serving - 1. carefully run a knife along the ramekins to loosen panna cotta. 2. and place the ramekin in hot water to flip out the panna cotta from the bowl.
  19. Unmold ramekin onto a serving plate. Panna cotta should jiggle it's way out of the ramekins.
  20. For Coffee syrup- combine sugar and coffee in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil until the syrup is reduced to half its original size. Add vanilla essence, stir and remove from heat. Allow it to cool.
  21. Drizzle panna cotta with a generous portion of coffee syrup and enjoy!!
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11 Responses

  1. Caroline says:

    Did I miss something, when do you incorporate the heavy cream? I just finished making and taste delicious I am not sure it if will set as I realized I had not added the heavy cream and added at the end. I found it difficult to follow the steps and flip back up to the ingredients although I had assembled, just a thought.

    • Ruchi says:

      Caroline, its mentioned in Step 8 – “Meanwhile combine the remaining 1/2 cup milk with mascarpone cheese and cream in a saucepan.”
      Just curious what part of the recipe you found confusing? Will work on it. Thanks!
      Keep me posted on the end results.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful recipe! Perfect consistency and not too sweet. Light and perfectly creamy, Thanks!

  3. Uma says:

    Awesome recipe …….. Thank you so much for the unique recipe 😘

  4. Sushma gupta says:

    Can we make panna cotta without agar agar or any ohter substitute like this

  5. Sonal says:

    Loved Panna Cotta the first time I tried. Your tiramisu version is soooo indulging. Trying it soon.

  6. Sheela says:

    😋👌

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