Peppermint Mocha Panna Cotta Recipe


Picture and recipe courtesy of Nielsen-Massey

Peppermint Mocha Panna Cotta Recipe ~ Courtesy of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas

I am a fan of Nielsen-Massey extracts so when they asked me to share this Peppermint Mocha Panna Cotta recipe with you I couldn’t resist.

The recipe for Peppermint Mocha Panna Cotta (below) combines cocoa, gelatin, coffee and whipping cream with Nielsen-Massey Pure Peppermint Extract, Pure Coffee Extract and Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract for a thickened sweet cream that is aromatized with fine mint and coffee flavors.

Additional seasonal desserts and drinks include:
Gourmet Peppermint Hot Cocoa
Peppermint Pattini
Peppermint Print Cookies

 This recipe serves 8 and is delicious! I hope you’ll try it out and let me know how you like it. Let’s get on with the recipe. 


1/3 cup cold water
1 packet unflavored gelatin
2 cups whipping cream
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee
1 1/2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Peppermint Extract
1/2 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Coffee Extract
1 tablespoon cocoa powder (garnish)


1) Place 8 mini martini glasses or dessert molds on a small rimmed sheet pan; set aside.

2) In a small glass measuring cup, add water. Sprinkle gelatin over water and let stand for 5 minutes to soften.

3) To a medium saucepan, add whipping cream, sugar, coffee, vanilla, peppermint and coffee extracts; stir to combine.

4) Place over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved and the cream just begins to gently boil.

5) Reduce heat; add softened gelatin, stirring constantly until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat.

6) Equally fill glasses with mixture, about 1/4 cup each.

7) Chill in refrigerator until firm, about 2-3 hours. Before serving, dust with cocoa powder.

About Nielsen Massey Vanilla

Throughout its more than 100 year history, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has earned its reputation as a manufacturer of the finest extracts in the world. The full line of Nielsen-Massey’s Pure Vanilla products include: Vanilla Beans and Extracts from Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico; sugar and alcohol-free Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar, Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract and Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Beans.

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas also offers a full line of Pure Flavors: Pure Chocolate Extract, Pure Almond Extract, Pure Orange Extract, Pure Lemon Extract, Pure Coffee Extract, Pure Peppermint Extract, Orange Blossom Water and Rose Water. All Nielsen-Massey products are All-Natural, Allergen-Free, and certified Kosher and Gluten-Free. The company is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, with production facilities in Waukegan and Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. Visit their website here.

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