Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Figs & Honey

Creamy greek yogurt panna cotta served with  delicate figs caramelised with honey. Panna cotta is an Italian dessert typically made with cream. However,  this recipe uses greek yogurt which adds a tangy flavour. Also, it is healthier version as yogurt has much less fat than cream. I love this “less guilty” panna cotta!


I get really excited when I see figs in the market. I cannot pass through without getting several figs to my basket!!! I love to use them in salad, dessert and savoury dishes.


This mouth-watering panna cotta is the perfect dish to serve up at your next dinner party!


For the panna cotta

  • 250 g greek yogurt
  • 300 g milk
  • 50 g granulated sugar
  • 4 g gelatin sheets

For the figs

  • 8 fresh figs cut in half or quarters
  • 3 tbsp honey

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  1. Place the gelatin sheets in a small bowl with cold water to soften them.
  2. In a pot over medium low heat, pour the milk and sugar and let the milk get warm (not hot). It will take just 2-3min. Remove from heat.
  3. Remove the softened gelatin sheets from cold water, squeeze them in your hand to remove water and mix the gelatin sheets in the warm milk for a minute until they dissolve.
  4. Place the yogurt in a bowl and mix it with a wire whisk along with the warm milk and gelatin mixture until totally incorporated. Pour the mixture in panna cotta molds or coffee cups and place them in the fridge for several hours to set.
  5. Heat honey in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook figs, cut sides down, until caramelized, about 5 minutes.
  6. Serve over panda cotta. Drizzle with honey, if desired.

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Recipe adopted from Cook Me Greek


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