Blood Orange Panna Cotta

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Did I ever tell you how much I love blood orange panna cotta? It is this simple little dessert that you can put together in a matter of minutes. Stuff it away into the freeze and it comes out just too pretty.

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Why Blood Orange Panna Cotta?

You can dress it up with just about anything you can think up. It always looks so elegant. The taste is never overwhelming and super sugary. Pairing blood orange syrup with it has to put it at the top of my list as a dessert.

Panna Cotta is the perfect dessert to serve up to the one you love. Give them something extra special.

The blood orange syrup that tops it is quite tart! Tarty desserts are my personal favorite. Not the largest fan of desserts that are loaded with sugar that you get those weird sugar sweats. What kind of desserts do you prefer?

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Got these adorable heart bowls from World Market. I could spend way to much money in that store. Honestly, I think I probably already do. Do you have a special place you like to buy adorable dishes for special occasions?

I wanted these hearts originally for chicken pot pie but my other half doesn’t like it. I will save it for special desserts though. It really puts the love in the dish when it’s served up in a heart. Pretty much perfect for Valentine’s Day. If your looking to do something for dinner try these Heart Shaped Valentine Vegetable Pizza’s.

Blood Orange Panna Cotta via Mooshu Jenne

Blood Orange Panna Cotta

Jenne Kopalek
Vanilla panna cotta topped with blood orange syrup.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 1642 kcal



  • 4 blood oranges; juiced
  • ½ cup granulated sugar


  • cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 packages of gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon water



  • In a non stick pan, add heavy cream and sugar and bring to a low boil. In a small bowl add in gelatin, vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon water. Once boiling lower heavy cream mixture and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes while mixture thickens. Add in gelatin mixture and whisk well. Let cool to room temperature before pouring into ramekins. Once the mixture is cooled add it to the ramekins and place in refrigerator overnight or for 8 hours.


  • In a non stick pot, add in juice from blood oranges and sugar. Bring to a low boil and simmer until mixture thickens to desired syrup texture. Let cool before serving.


I love to freeze my panna cotta. It really reminds me of a tasty ice cream with half the sugar.

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  1. I love, love, love blood oranges. I just made blood orangeade today. I’ve never heard of panna cotta. I’m definitely going to have to make this! Thanks for sharing! pinning!

  2. Jenne, this is so pretty! I love ways to use blood oranges. The little heart dish is the perfect finishing touch! I would love for you to share this at Treasure Box Tuesday today! ♥

  3. I LOVE panna cotta but I have never made it myself. It doesn’t look very difficult at all! And I agree with you – I prefer the not-so-sweet desserts and those with a little tartness too, so blood orange sounds like the perfect match. Thank you!