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Small glass pots with saffron panna cotta.

Saffron panna cotta

A delicious yellow panna cotta made with saffron. Love this panna cotta's unique flavour and colour!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword italian, no-bake dessert, panna cotta, saffron
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 337kcal
Author Eva | Electric Blue Food


  • Saucepan
  • Hand whisk
  • Mixing bowls
  • Serving cups
  • Fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth


  • 300 ml cream 40% fat
  • 100 ml milk
  • 60 g granulated sugar
  • 4 g gelatin sheets
  • 0.25 g saffron
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Soak the gelatin in cold water for a few minutes.
  • Combine cream, milk and sugar in a saucepan and set on medium heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
  • When the sugar has dissolved add the saffron and keep stirring. Cook mixture on medium heat until just before it reaches boiling temperature. Remove from the heat.
  • (Optional) Pour mixture through a fine sieve or cheesecloth to separate saffron threads/debris.
  • Drain the gelatin and add to cream mixture, stirring to dissolve.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour hot mixture into moulds or serving cups. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until set.


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1143IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg