Recipe

Mojito panna cotta

This mojito panna cotta recipe is silky and light, making it the perfect dessert for any long dinner party. It is so simple to make, but the result is elegant and delicious.

By Sophie Gray
  • 20 mins preparation
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

  • 500 millilitre cream
  • 200 millilitre milk
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon rum, to taste
  • 2 teaspoon powdered gelatine
  • maple syrup, to serve (optional)

Method

  • 1
    Grease six 120ml pudding or dariole moulds, or tea cups.
  • 2
    Place cream, milk, sugar, mint leaves and lime zest in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 5-7 minutes until almost simmering. Remove from heat. Add lime juice, rum and gelatine. Stir to combine. Set aside for 10 minutes for flavours to develop.
  • 3
    Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a large jug. Discard solids. Pour mixture into prepared dishes. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • 4
    To serve, run a small knife around edge of moulds. Dip bases of each briefly in hot water. Turn panna cotta out onto a serving plate. Drizzle with a little maple syrup, if desired.

Notes

Once set, panna cotta is quite stable, so if you are making this dish for entertaining, you can unmould and plate before your visitors arrive. Make sure the gelatine is fully dissolved to ensure a silky, even set.