Dairy Farmers of Canada

Basil Lemon Panna Cotta

Our dietitians' favourite

An easy dessert recipe that’s delicious, surprising and refreshing!

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Refrigeration: 4 h
Yields 6 servings
basil lemon panna cotta


  • 1 pouch (1/4 oz/7 g) unflavoured gelatin
  • 3 cups (750 mL) Milk
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • 1 cup (250 mL) loosely packed fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) honey
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Mix gelatin with 1/4 cup (60 mL) of the milk and set aside. Add basil, lemon and honey to remaining milk and heat to just before boiling. Remove from heat and let infuse for 10 minutes. Strain and return liquid to pot. Stir in gelatin until completely dissolved.

Pour into individual bowls and refrigerate until set—at least 4 hours. Serve with your favourite fruit.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 124 Calories
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrate: 22 g
Fat: 2 g
Fibre: 0.3 g
Sodium: 61 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 14 % / 158 mg
Phosphorus: 11 %
Riboflavin: 15 %
Vitamin B12: 32 %
Vitamin D: 30 %