Kiwi Passion Fruit Panna Cotta

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This Kiwi Passion Fruit Panna Cotta is a simple yet fancy dessert. The fruit layer is kiwi puree mixed with passion fruit juice and thickened with gelatin. The panna cotta layer uses vanilla bean paste for a rich vanilla flavor. Top the dessert with fresh kiwi and enjoy this elegant, creamy treat!

Side view of Kiwi Passion Fruit Panna Cotta in glass cups on a green fabric with kiwi halves.

Isn’t this kiwi passion fruit panna cotta lovely? I made chocolate almond milk panna cotta before but I think today’s recipe more stunning.

After making these individual kiwi pavlovas, I wanted one more chance to put this colorful winter fruit to use before we head into spring. This bunch of kiwi was really ripe. The flesh peeled away from the skin with ease and they were so juicy. Mixing the kiwi with passion fruit juice diluted the lovely green color, but I still think the

Mixing the kiwi with passion fruit juice diluted the lovely green color, but I still think the panna cotta turned out gorgeous. What do you think?

One great thing about this dessert is it is so incredibly easy. It takes a little time because you have to make two separate layers and allow the first layer to set before adding the second one. But the actual process is beyond simple.

Angled view of a spoon taking out a scoop of Kiwi Passion Fruit Panna Cotta.

Passion fruit juice, a little sugar, gelatin, and kiwi puree are heated and poured into dessert cup. This layer has to chill for at least 2 hours to set. Then milk, gelatin, heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla bean paste are heated and poured over the kiwi layer. Put the panna cotta back in the fridge for another 2 hours to set.

To get the layers angles like I did, use an empty egg carton. Just set the cup at an angle in the carton. You can also use a muffin pan in place of an egg carton.

Place a tea towel over the pan and set the dessert cups at an angle over the tea towel. The tea towel will keep the cups from slipping.

This would be a fun green dessert for St. Patrick’s Day!

Angled view of glass jars of Kiwi Passion Fruit Panna Cotta on a green fabric with kiwi slices.

Recipe highlights:

  • Kiwi puree and passion fruit juice are blended together with a touch of sugar to make a tasty accompaniment to this rich vanilla panna cotta.
  • The recipe for panna cotta is super simple and can be made the day before you plan to serve it.
  • Using high-quality vanilla bean paste will yield an ultra-rich vanilla flavor.
This Kiwi Passion Fruit Panna Cotta is a simple yet fancy dessert. Top the dessert with fresh kiwi and enjoy this creamy treat.
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Kiwi Passion Fruit Panna Cotta

This Kiwi Passion Fruit Panna Cotta is a simple yet fancy dessert. The fruit layer is kiwi puree mixed with passion fruit juice and thickened with gelatin. The panna cotta layer uses vanilla bean paste for a rich vanilla flavor. Top the dessert with fresh kiwi and enjoy this elegant, creamy treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword kiwi passion fruit panna cotta, panana cotta
Prep Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Yields 8 servings
Calories 242 kcal
Author Jen Sobjack

Ingredients

Kiwi Passion Fruit Layer

  • 1 cup passion fruit juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin powder (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups kiwi puree strained to remove the seeds

Vanilla Bean Layer

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin powder (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 cups heavy cream

Instructions

Make the kiwi passion fruit layer

  1. Stir the passion fruit juice and sugar together in a medium saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and let set for 5 minutes to bloom.
  2. Heat the passion fruit juice over medium, stirring until the gelatin powder is dissolved and the mixture is steaming. Remove from heat and stir in the kiwi puree.
  3. Place 8 (6-ounce) dessert cups at an angle in an egg carton or muffin pan. Carefully pour the fruit mixture into each cup, filling almost to the edge. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until set.

Make the vanilla layer

  1. Stir the milk, sugar, and salt together in a medium saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and let stand for 5 minutes to bloom.
  2. Heat the milk mixture over medium heat, stirring until the gelatin powder is dissolved and the mixture is steaming. Remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla paste and heavy cream.
  3. Pour the vanilla bean mixture over the kiwi passion fruit later in each cup. refrigerate for another 2 hours or until set. Top each cup with fresh kiwi cubes just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Kiwi Passion Fruit Panna Cotta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional values here on my recipes should be used as a general guide only. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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