Two Beautiful Desserts : Panna Cotta vs Pudding, which one do you choose ?

Elmer 15 April 2022, Common Knowledge
Two Beautiful Desserts : Panna Cotta vs Pudding, which one do you choose ?

Dessert is a food that is eagerly awaited, especially by culinary lovers. It feels incomplete if the food you eat is not covered with a delicious and refreshing dessert. Panna Cotta and Pudding can be an option!

What do we need to know from Panna Cotta and Pudding? In the world of desserts, these two foods are very easy to find in cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, and even fast food restaurants. So you could say these two dishes are very well known and customer favorites. At first glance, the appearance of Panna Cotta and Pudding has similarities to each other. But make no mistake, both have differences. What's the difference? Let's discuss more deeply!


The texture of Panna Cotta can be described with the word ‘soft’. This is because Panna Cotta has a very soft texture and melts in the mouth. As for pudding, the texture is denser and smoother.

Materials used

The textures that Panna Cotta and pudding have of course come from the different ingredients used to make each of these delicious dishes. Panna Cotta in Italian means cooked cream or cream that is cooked. As the name implies, the main ingredients in making Panna Cotta consist of cream, sugar, and gelatin. While the ingredients for making pudding consist of eggs or cornstarch and agar powder. In addition, Pudding is not only a sweet food but can be turned into a salty food.

How to cook

To make Pudding, the ingredients used are directly cooked on the stove. The dough is poured into the mold. After the hot steam is gone, the dough can be stored in the refrigerator or chiller until the pudding sets. Unlike pudding, the process of making Panna Cotta begins with whipped cream, liquid milk, and sugar which is stirred until dissolved and heated until it boils. After that, the gelatin is put into the dough and stirred until smooth. Pour the dough into the mold and wait for the steam to disappear, then store in the refrigerator until set.

Serving method

Both of these dishes have proven to be delicious when served cold. However, Elmer Lovers can also enjoy some pudding recipes while they are warm. As for Panna Cotta, this dish is generally very delicious served cold.

So that's the difference between Panna Cotta and Pudding. So, which team are Elmer Lovers? Don't forget to check Elmer Chocolate's Instagram and Youtube to try the recipe!