Panna Cotta Basil Appetizer Recipe
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Panna Cotta Basil Appetizer Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 4 -6


  • 3/4 tsp. unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 2-3 Tbsp. fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of creme fraiche
  • Arugula
  • Parmigiano shaved (optional)
  • 1-2 tsp. balsamic glaze I buy DeLallo brand


  • In a small saucepan, warm the cream; add the sugar, salt, pepper, and basil and lightly stir. Continue stirring and simmer for 15 minutes; remove from heat.
  • Place the gelatin in a small bowl and add 1Tbsp. of water; stir.
  • Stir the gelatin and creme fraiche into the cream; mix until the gelatin is dissolved.
  • Pour into a ramekin and refrigerate until the panna cotta has set. Serve cold with a drizzle of balsamic glaze on top, with baked chips or crackers on the side. (If you need to thin the balsamic glaze, add 1 tsp. of water and gently whisk.)
  • Garnish the plate with arugula, shaved Parmesan, lemon slices, and salt and pepper.