Earl Grey Panna Cotta

Beautiful food photography: small cups of fragrant earl grey panna cotta with a hint of lemon. Recipe made using Tetley Earl Grey tea.

Infused with our fragrant Earl Grey Tea and a hint of lemon, this easy and elegant custard is rich and velvety smooth.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 6 hours
Difficulty: Medium
Serves: 4


  • 2 cups (500 mL) 35% whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) 2% milk, divided
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
  • 6 Earl Grey Tea tea bags
  • 1 lemon (peel only) about 2-inches (5 cm) long
  • 1 pkg (7g) unflavoured gelatin powder


  1. Heat cream, half of the milk, and sugar in a saucepan. Set over medium heat until the mixture starts to simmer around the edges of the pan.
  2. Add tea bags and lemon peel.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Steep, covered, for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, sprinkle the gelatin over the remaining milk and let stand for 5 minutes or until gelatin has softened.
  6. Carefully squeeze the tea bags to release as much liquid as possible. Discard along with lemon peel.
  7. Stir in gelatin mixture. Whisk until dissolved.
  8. Strain through coffee filter or cheesecloth.
  9. Divide the mixture among 4 teacups, ramekins, or small dome-shaped bowls.
  10. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6 hours or until set.


  • Garnish panna cotta with berries and serve with a shortbread cookie.
  • Panna cottas can be made up to 3 days in advance and kept chilled until ready to serve.


Per serving: 40 calories, 40 g fat, 165 mg cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 14 g sugar, 3.5 g protein.