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Chai Panna Cotta

I think we can all be agree that Panna Cotta is one of the easiest desserts to make. In the meantime, it's so tasty and there are tones of different flavors you can add to it! All you need is a saucepan and some patient! Yes, I know! The annoying part is to be patient while you have this beauty in your fridge. Panna Cotta usually takes around 4-5 hour (minimum) to set depends on how cold is your fridge. So if you want to make it for a party I would recommend to make it a night before and just leave it in the fridge to get set.

Chai Panna Cotta is not a very common flavor but as an Iranian who loves tea I said why not give it a try!

Chai in Farsi translates to tea; just a black tea with no additional flavors or spices. In this recipe I used black tea you can also use earl gray tea if you want. I recommend to let the mixture sit few minutes before strain it so tea get enough time to pass on the flavor.

You can keep the Panna Cotta covered in the fridge for up to couple days.


  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 3 tablespoons black tea

  • 5 grams gelatine powder

  • 1/4 cup cold water

For Decoration:

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 3 tablespoons icing sugar

  • 1 blood orange

  • Mint springs


  1. In a small bowl add the cold water and sprinkle the gelatin powder on top evenly. Set it aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan add sugar, milk and black tea. Bring it to simmer over medium heat.

  3. Once it started simmering add the heavy cream and gelatin. Stir well.

  4. Take it off the heat. let it sit for 5 minutes, strain it throw a fine mash into your serving plate. (You can use 4-5 small ramekins or one big platter)

  5. Transfer the Panna Cotta to the fridge carefully and let it set. This will take 4-5 hours.

  6. Once it set, grab a medium bowl and whisk heavy cream and icing sugar together till get a firm peak.

  7. Pipe the cream on top of the set Panna Cotta.

  8. Segment the blood orange and arrange it on top.

  9. Garnish with mint springs and enjoy.

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