Greek Yoghurt Panacotta with Blood Orange Sauce

I spotted some gorgeous Blood Oranges while grocery shopping the other day and couldn’t resist buying them!I just love the vibrant color and the sweetness and decided to try a dessert.Something I’d never made before.Panacotta.I wanted to somehow incorporate the Blood Orange and decided to make a delicous sauce to go with the Panacotta.

Greek Yoghurt Panacotta with Blood Orange Sauce

So what is Panacotta? Panacotta is an Italian pudding that uses cream,milk, sugar and gelatine that helps it set and you can top it up with any fruits you prefer.I’ve used a combination of Greek Yoghurt,Half and half and Whole Milk and this recipe serves four.The pudding is lighter than usual because of the Greek Yoghurt and sets beautifully.You could serve it unmouled onto a plate or in your ready to serve pretty dishes.

Greek Yoghurt Panacotta

Let’s talk about my sauce for a bit.I could never have imagined it to go so perfectly with the Panacotta,but it does.The juice and zest of the Blood Orange just adds so much freshness to it and every bite asks for a bit of the sauce.It looks really pretty on the plate and my kids finished it off in no time.Panacotta is perfect for a crowd,since it can be made a day ahead.Enjoy!

Greek Yoghurt Panacotta with Blood Orange Sauce


  • Whole Milk-1 Cup
  • Half and half-1/4 cup
  • Sugar-1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla Bean-1
  • Unflavored powdered Gelatine-1 sachet (10gms)
  • Greek Yoghurt-1/2 cup
  • Sliced strawberries-for garnish
  • for the Blood Orange Sauce
  • juice of 2 Blood Oranges-1 cup
  • Zest-1 tbsp
  • Sugar-2 tbsp


  1. In a pot heat the milk,half and half.Scrape the seeds from the Vanilla Bean and add the seeds and the pod into the milk mixture.
  2. Add sugar and simmer on low heat just until the sugar is dissolved.Do not boil.
  3. In a small bowl add about 1/4 cup of the hot milk mixture and mix the gelatine until dissolved completely.
  4. Add the gelatine into the milk mixture and stir to mix.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Beat the Greek Yoghurt until smooth and add into the milk mixture whisking continuously.
  7. Strain the liquid through a strainer.
  8. Grease 4 ramekins and evenly divide the mixture amongst them.Put it in the referigerator to set for about 3 hours.
  9. for the Blood Orange Sauce
  10. Heat the juice ,zest and sugar in a pan on low heat and cook until the sauce reduces a bit.
  11. Strain through a strainer.
  12. Your sauce is ready.
  13. to serve
  14. Invert the Panacotta on to a plate.Garnish with sliced strawberries and drizzle the sauce all around.
  15. Enjoy!

Recipe slightly adapted from Food Network 


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  1. says

    Panacotta with Greek yogurt is so lovely! I finally found blood oranges, one of my favorite treats! This blood orange sauce sounds amazing, and perfect with the panacotta! Gorgeous, Hugs, Terra
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