Pomegranate Panna Cotta

This recipe for Pomegranate Panna Cotta is the last in the series that I developed for Whole Foods using Clover Stornetta Non-GMO products.  I have to say it has been creamy good fun working with both companies.

Pomegranate Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta is one of those fall back on desserts when I need something sweet to serve after a dinner.  Being that most of the ingredients can be considered a staple, it makes it easy to whip up the morning of a dinner party or even the day before serving.  I like to think of the base of a panna cotta as the canvas, and the flavoring comes by way of using different toppings or gelée as the finishing touch.

For this holiday inspired panna cotta, I opted to use a non-sweetens pomegranate juice as I wanted the tartness of the pomegranate to blend with the creamy vanilla base.  As well I never over sweetened my panna cottas as I do not like an overly sugary dessert.  I used fresh pomegranate seeds as a texture rich garnish.  Since this recipe is ultimately easy to make, you still have time to add this elegant but simple dessert to your holiday menu.


As a reminder and to help spread the word about Clover Stornetta’s Non-GMO products, they are hosting a very fun photo contest.  From now until the end of December 31, 2013, you can enter a photo, capturing a moment when you were enjoying a Clover Stornetta product.  All you have to do is snap a photo, then tag it with the hashtag #cloverlover and share it on your favorite social media platform such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.  There are two categories you can enter your photo in, they are:

  1. Favorite holiday recipe using Clover products
  2. Your favorite holiday moment

Your photos will be collected and judged by teams from Whole Foods Market®, Clover Stornetta Farms, the Culinary Institute of America, Sweet Bar Bakery and US.  The creamy delicious prizes are:

• The Grand Prize winner in each category will receive coupons for a year’s supply of Clover products and a Clover gift bag!

• Three runners-up in each category will receive a Clover gift bag.

Pomegranate Panna Cotta










  1. I love panna cotta and pomegranates but I’ve never tried this combination. It looks magical with that jewel color pomegranate on top.

  2. What a gorgeous recipe. Happy Christmas to you both!

  3. julianne says:

    So I made this dessert today for my family and it has great flavor, but I was wondering is it supposed to be chewy, hard. I also made mine with passion fruit, since we are from Brazil. It was so yummy. Thanks

  4. Happy Holidays Julianne! I am so happy you enjoyed it. I have a version I make with passion fruit as well. We love passion fruit but it is hard to find in our area. http://chezus.com/2010/01/24/vanilla-bean-buttermilk-panna-cotta-passion-fruit-gelee/

    The panna cotta should have come out creamy. The topping is a bit firmer; I tried making it with less gelatin but it did not get firm enough. It could be the type you used? Was it powder or leaf?

  5. Happy Holidays to you and yours El!!!

  6. Mmmm I love pomegranate! This looks divine :)

  7. Gracegclef says:

    Just made this for my cooking club! Came out beautifully! I infused a cinnamon stick into the milk and used 1 tsp pure vanilla extract instead of the vanilla beans. Thank you for this recipe! Lovely and delicious!


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