Chamomile & Extra Virgin Olive Oil Panna Cotta

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If you ever want to enjoy rich, luscious cream, this is the dessert to make.

Unlike egg based custards like flan or creme brulee, panna cotta is set by using gelatin.

It’s completely cream based and can be made in a variety of flavors or topped with honey, jam or jelly.

Served cold, it’s a refreshing dessert to enjoy on a hot summer day.

Chamomile & olive oil panna cotta drizzled with chamomile infused raw honey.


For this rendition, I infused fresh, raw cream with home dried chamomile to give it a delicate flavor.  To ensure a soft and silky texture, I emulsified extra virgin olive oil into the cream before setting.

This may not be a dessert for everyone, but for those of us that enjoy chamomile, it’s swoon worthy.

Especially after drizzling with homemade chamomile infused raw honey.


  • 2 cups fresh raw cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4tbls dried chamomile
  • 1/2 cup evaporated cane juice (organic sugar)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbls water
  • 1 tbls Organic Unflavored Gelatin Powder (or regular)


1. In a small saucepan, bring the cream, milk, vanilla extract and evaporated cane juice (sugar) just to a boil making sure the sugar has dissolved.

2. Add 4tbls dried chamomile, cover and steep for 10 minutes.

3. Strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth into a bowl.

4. Add 1/4 cup of olive oil to the cream mixture and blend in a blender to emulsify the oil.  Return to bowl.

5. In a small saucepan, add water and sprinkle gelatin on top. Let stand for a minute, then heat slowly until dissolved, 1-2 minutes.

6.  Add the dissolved gelatin to the cream mixture and mix well.

7. Pour into ramekins, 1/4 pint mason jars or wine glasses and chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or preferably overnight.

8. Serve in ramekin, mason jar or wine glass or turn out onto a dish.

9. Drizzle with chamomile infused raw honey, regular honey, fresh berries, or homemade jam.

Buen Provecho!

10 Responses to "Chamomile & Extra Virgin Olive Oil Panna Cotta"
  1. Lori says:

    That looks amazing!!! I look all the whole milk and real cream in it. Yum!

  2. Lori says:

    Meant to say I “LOVE” not “look”! Always in too much of a hurry!

  3. Really stunning, Diana! I haven’t seen such an elegant dessert in a while. Nice job!

  4. Gorgeous, and so elegant. I don’t think I’ve ever had anything flavored with chamomile. Is this a traditional Spanish dessert?

  5. Diana!!! That looks amazing. I love panna cotta. It’s the perfect summer dessert!

  6. I have been wanting to make panna cotta for so long! I’ve never tried it, but have come across so many variations. I’m definitely swooning over the thought of chamomile flavored. Thanks also for the link to the organic gelatin!

  7. I love panna cotta and this looks amazing, Diana!

  8. sonsoles says:

    Fantástico, lo haré. Una idea maravillosa.

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