Definition of panna cotta in English:

panna cotta


  • A cold Italian custard, often served with fruit sauce or caramel syrup.

    • ‘For a more neutral panna cotta, we sometimes make a jelly from pomegranate juice.’
    • ‘Place a piece of sugar decoration into the side of the panna cotta.’
    • ‘The panna cotta melts on the tongue.’
    • ‘I had a mint pannacotta with strawberries.’
    • ‘Dinner, as expected, was delicious: lamb tagine with saffron rice followed by this year's favourite, poached quinces with panna cotta.’
    • ‘Bea's creamy cinnamon panna cotta, in contrast, was excellent.’
    • ‘We could have had vanilla panna cotta with fresh raspberries, tropical fruit salad with lime sorbet, hot fudge sundae or even sticky toffee pudding.’
    • ‘We sample the blackberry tart, chocolate cake and panna cotta.’
    • ‘When it is completely dissolved you are ready to assemble the panna cotta.’
    • ‘Also from the tray were muscat jelly and orange panna cotta.’
    • ‘So, a panna cotta is a dish made from cooked cream.’
    • ‘The panna cotta can be made up to two days ahead, making it a great dessert for company.’
    • ‘Dust the honey crisps with confectioners ' sugar and insert several into the panna cotta.’
    • ‘Enjoying panna cotta is no more challenging than making it.’
    • ‘Run a small knife against the edge of a ramekin to unmold the panna cotta.’
    • ‘The panna cotta is perfect; it merits applause.’
    • ‘My valentine thinks that panna cotta would be just right.’
    • ‘For dessert, each couple shared an order of panna cotta (isn't that sweet).’
    • ‘Perhaps the most interesting sweet is the panna cotta, a molded cream flavored with the lemon liqueur known as limoncello.’
    • ‘The best of the bunch is the smooth butterscotch panna cotta, served with swirls of curried cocoa gelée in a tall martini glass.’


Italian, literally cooked cream.


panna cotta

/ˌpanə ˈkōdə//ˌpanə ˈkädə/