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Pumpkin panna cotta topped with whipped cream in a glass

Pumpkin Panna Cotta

Author: Gail Ng
Rich and creamy layered pumpkin panna cotta dessert that's easy to make ahead and keeps well in the fridge for Fall pumpkin cravings
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chilling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Yield 6 servings
Category Desserts
Cuisine Italian


  • 200 g milk
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons gelatin powder
  • 200 g whipping cream
  • 120 g pumpkin puree
  • 125 g brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves


  • Fill a small bowl with cold milk and sprinkle the gelatin powder on top. Let the gelatin bloom for 5 minutes until it absorbs the milk and becomes a gel-like mass. 
  • Meanwhile, in a small pot, whisk together the whipping cream, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves until smooth. Bring this mixture to a simmer on low-medium heat. Once small bubbles start forming at the surface, stir in the bloomed gelatin and milk mixture until it completely dissolves.
  • Pour pumpkin panna cotta into serving glasses and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes or longer until set. The texture should be firm to the touch but a little wobbly when shaken.


  • Vanilla Panna Cotta: Same method as the pumpkin panna cotta except without the pumpkin puree and pumpkin spices. Bloom 2 ¼ teaspoons gelatin powder in 300g milk. Heat 300g whipping cream and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract to a simmer and stir in the bloomed gelatin and milk mixture until dissolved.
  • To make a layered panna cotta: Fill small bowls with rice and place serving glasses in the bowls at a tilted angle (optional). Pour in your first layer of panna cotta and chill for 15-30 minutes. Turn the glass to a different angle (optional) and pour in the second layer and chill again. Repeat and alternate the pumpkin and vanilla layers until you're happy with the look.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 3662IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords layered panna cotta, panna cotta, pumpkin dessert, pumpkin panna cotta, vanilla panna cotta
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