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a glass of vanilla panna cotta with strawberry white wine sauce

Vanilla Panna Cotta with White Wine Sauce

  • Author: Jennifer
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Curl up with your loved one and a dish of this vanilla panna cotta with white wine sauce. It’s the perfect dessert for dinner for two, being ridiculously easy and foolproof. 


  • 2 1/4 tsp (1 packet/15 grams) unflavored gelatin
  • 3 Tbsp. cold water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar – divided
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweet white wine
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries – sliced


  1. In a small bowl, combine the unflavored gelatin and cold water, stir to combine and set aside. 
  2. In a saucepan, add the heavy cream, milk, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, and vanilla – whisk to combine. 
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  4. Add the set gelatin to the cream and milk mixture, whisk to combine. Then, pour into stemless wine glasses or small ramekins and let cool. 
  5. Once cooled, cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight. 
  6. For the sauce, add the white wine and 1 cup sugar to a saucepan and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until it reduces down and thickens. 
  7. When ready to serve, top the panna cotta with sliced strawberries, then add 1-2 Tbsp. of the white wine sauce and server. 
  • Category: dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: white wine, wine desserts, gluten-free, gluten-free desserts, panna cotta, strawberries