Kir Royale Panna Cotta

A Kir Royale is a delicious and slightly fancy drink that has Crème de Cassis (blackcurrant liquor) and champagne. The crème de cassis adds a little sweet to the typically dry champagne. The Kir Royale cocktail inspired this smooth panna cotta and instead of champagne, the panna cotta recipe uses prosecco because its more cost friendly and sweeter drink. The panna cotta is then topped with a smooth crème de cassis blackberry sauce. This adds a slightly tart and pretty layer on top of the panna cotta.

If you’ve never made panna cotta before, its very simple and refreshing dessert that will be sure to impress anyone! You can put it into glassware or you can put it in a mold to unmold onto a plate before serving – its completely up to you!

Kir Royale Panna Cotta

Makes 8 servings

Total time: 5 hours

  • ½ cup room temperature water
  • 4 tsp powder gelatin
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 cup prosecco
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 oz. blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ cup crème de cassis
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  1. Stir the gelatin into the water in a small bowl and let sit for 15 minutes to dissolve.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk, prosecco, cream, and sugar on low heat and whisk constantly until bubbles form on the side of the pan.
  3. Remove from heat, whisk in the gelatin mixture until completely dissolved and add the vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into a pitcher to easily pour into glassware and let cool completely to room temperature.
  4. When the mixture has cooled, stir and pour evenly into glassware or molds (whatever you choose to use) and place into the refrigerator for 3-4 hours until set. You want the panna cotta to wobble slightly if you give the glasses a little shake. Once set, the panna cotta can be covered with cling wrap and is good in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
  5. While the panna cotta is chilling in the fridge, make the blackberry sauce by adding the blackberries, crème de cases and sugar to a saucepan. Once warm and the sugar has dissolved, mash all the berries and put the mixture through a strainer for a smooth berry sauce. Let sauce get to room temperature and divide over the panna cotta’s before serving. Enjoy!

If you make this Panna Cotta, I’d love to hear what you think of it in the comments below! Also please take a picture and tag me on instagram @theladlebearer.

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