SunGold kiwifruit and vanilla panna cotta

The unique flavour of Zespri SunGold kiwifruit can turn a classic dessert into a masterpiece. Easier to make than you might think, try this creamy, Italian-style panna cotta, with a vitamin-rich twist.


Recipe rich in fibre with high vitamin C content. Good source of potassium and natural source of folate.

Serves 6
Cooks in 25 min.
Recipe appropriate for
Nutrition per serving
Vitamin C57.16mg76%
Of an adult’s reference intake
Ingredients Method


For the kiwifruit jelly:

  • 6 Zespri SunGold kiwifruit
  • 1 lemon
  • 100 ml of mineral water
  • 3 leaves of gelatine

For the panna cotta:

  • 4-5 leaves of gelatine
  • 450 ml of whipping cream
  • 100 g sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod

Extra Zespri Sungold kiwifruit to serve


  1. For the SunGold jelly:
    1. Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for 5 minutes.
    2. Peel and chop the Zespri kiwifruit, place in a saucepan with water and bring to the boil.
    3. Blend until smooth, add the drained gelatine and a little lemon juice and pour into the glasses placed on a tray.
    4. Leave in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours until set.
  2. For the panna cotta:
    1. split the vanilla pod, add to the cream, and heat to a simmer. Remove the pan from the heat
    2. In a separate bowl, soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for 5 minutes, then drain and melt them in the hot cream.
    3. Let everything cool, remove the vanilla pod and pour the mixture gently over the kiwifruit jelly.
    4. Place the finished glasses in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Serve cold with the rest of the kiwifruit chopped on top.


Tip: It must be eaten immediately and not left to stand.

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