Matcha Panna Cotta

A smooth and creamy Matcha Panna Cotta recipe. A delightful dessert that is sure to please a crowd and so simple to make!

Matcha Panna Cotta’s are one of those desserts that are just so decadent. They’re smooth, creamy yet light in flavor and taste like something too expensive for your wallet.

The good thing here is that you can make panna cotta right in your own kitchen. Not to mention, it’s a very simple recipe that even a novice cook can achieve.

Follow the recipe below and learn how to make panna cotta simply and easily. A delicious matcha dessert that’s perfect to cure your sweet tooth.

Sugar-free matcha panna cotta served in a glass cup topped with whipping cream and a mint leave, side angle shot.

What is Matcha Panna Cotta?

This matcha panna cotta is made from cream, monkfruit erythritol blend, matcha powder, vanilla extract and gelatin.

It has a rich and creamy pudding-like texture similar to a mix between pudding and custard. A perfect matcha dessert!

What is the taste of panna cotta?

Panna cotta is rich, creamy, and smooth. It’s slightly sweet with a delicate flavor. Matcha or green tea panna cotta gives the dessert a rich earthy and unique flavor.

What does matcha taste like?

Matcha has an earthy taste that’s both a little bitter and slightly sweet.

Where does matcha come from?

Matcha is made from green tea leaves that have been dried and ground into a powder. The leaves are grown specifically in the shade to produce high quality matcha.

Sugar-free matcha panna cotta served in a glass cup topped with whipping cream and a mint leave.

Is matcha healthy for you?

Some of the known health benefits of matcha are:

  • High in antioxidants.
  • Boosts concentration and alertness.
  • Promotes relaxation, reduces stress and improves sleep.
  • Boosts metabolism and promotes weightless.
  • Prevents disease and lowers blood sugar.

What ingredients do I need and how do you make matcha green tea panna cotta?

  • Heavy Cream – heavy whipping cream or whipping cream will work for this recipe.
  • Half & Half – half milk and half cream.
  • Sweetener – for a sugar-free and low carb matcha dessert, we like to use monkfruit erythritol Blend. You can also use sugar or sweetener of choice)
  • Gelatin – one envelope, mix gelatin powder in a small bowl with water to bloom.
  • Matcha Powder – also known as green tea powder. You can use culinary grade or ceremonial grade matcha.
  • Vanilla Extract – vanilla bean pod extract sold in most supermarkets.

In a saucepan, heat heavy cream, half & half and sweetener stirring frequently. Add Matcha into the medium saucepan and whisk to fully dissolve the powder.

Mix in bloomed gelatin mixture and vanilla extract, stir to combine. Use a fine-mesh sieve to strain the mixture into 6 dessert cups or ramekins.

Refrigerate until mixture hardens (about 4 hours). Serve with whipped cream and topped with strawberries or fresh berries or choice.

How do you store matcha panna cotta?

Make sure to store panna cotta covered with saran wrap in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

What is the nutrition information for this matcha panna cotta recipe?

  • 305 Calories
  • 4g Carbohydrates
  • 0g Fiber
  • 5g Protein
  • 30g Fat
  • 113mg Cholesterol
  • 58mg Sodium
  • 60mg Potassium
  • 52mg Calcium
  • 1mg Iron
  • 1200ui Vitamin A
  • 1mg Vitamin C

Sugar-free matcha panna cotta served in a glass cup topped with whipping cream and a mint leave being scooped up with a spoon, top down shot.

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Now, let’s get started making this Matcha Panna Cotta recipe!

  • Prepping Time 10M
  • Cooling Time 4H
  • Total Time 4H10M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~4g
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) In a medium sauce pan, heat heavy cream, half & half and sweetener stirring frequently until boiling point.  Once heavy cream reaches boiling point, remove from heat immediately.

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3) Meanwhile, mix the Gelatin with water in a small mixing bowl until combined.

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4) Add Matcha into the medium sauce pan and whisk to fully dissolve the powder.

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5) Mix in the Gelatin and Vanilla Extract.  Stir to combine.

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6) Use a strainer to strain the mixture into 6 dessert cups.  This ensures a smooth panna cotta without any lumps.

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7) Refrigerate until mixture hardens (about 4 hours).

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Enjoy your Matcha Panna Cotta!

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Matcha Panna Cotta

A smooth and creamy Matcha Panna Cotta recipe. A delightful light dessert that is sure to please a crowd and so simple to make!
5 from 7 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Japanese, Worldwide
Keyword: green tea panna cotta, how to make panna cotta, matcha dessert, matcha panna cotta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Print Recipe
Calories: 305kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Half & Half
  • 1/4 Cup Sweetener monkfruit erythritol blend, sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tbsp Gelatin one envelope
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Matcha Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Matcha Panna Cotta Recipe (1)
  • In a medium sauce pan, heat heavy cream, half & half and sweetener stirring frequently until boiling point. Once heavy cream reaches boiling point, remove from heat immediately.
    Matcha Panna Cotta Recipe (4)
  • Meanwhile, mix the gelatin with water in a small mixing bowl until combined.
    Matcha Panna Cotta Recipe (7)
  • Add Matcha into the medium sauce pan and whisk to fully dissolve the powder.
    Matcha Panna Cotta Recipe (33)
  • Mix in the gelatin and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
    Matcha Panna Cotta Recipe (34)
  • Use a strainer to strain the mixture into 6 dessert cups. This ensures a smooth panna cotta without any lumps.
    Matcha Panna Cotta Recipe (35)
  • Refrigerate until mixture hardens (about 4 hours).
    Matcha Panna Cotta Recipe (16)

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Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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4 Comments

  1. Christine Cuff

    I’m so thrilled I came across your website this morning! I’ve been missing Asian food, especially Japanese, ever since I decided to go low carb/ Keto 4 months ago.

    • LowCarbingAsian

      So glad you found us!! That’s exactly why we started this website! We never could find any keto/low carb Asian recipes, so we just decided to make our own recipes/website!! We still have plenty of recipes to get to, so make sure you check back often!!

  2. Would it be okay to use 3 cups of heavy cream instead of 2 cups heavy cream + 1 cup half and half? I’d like to cut out carbs where I can, but I’m wondering if that substitution will ruin the texture. Excited to try this one out–especially now that I finally have ground matcha powder! Thank you! 🙂

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