Mini Matcha (Green Tea) Panna Cotta


Queenie and I are back to collaborating on recipes after taking a few months off since Queenie was super busy with work. Once we come up with an idea, Queenie goes and works her magic to develop the recipe.


I like working on simple recipes, something that doesn’t involve hours in the kitchen, and this Mini Matcha (Green Tea) Panna Cotta delivers. It’s easy, super tasty, and involves just a few ingredients.


We worked in Queenie’s new apartment and tried to work quickly to get the best light.


Here’s pour shot #1. Milk mixture and sifted matcha.


Pour shot #2. We used tiny Weck jars which were just the right portion size.

Serve with fresh berries if you wish, but these mini matcha panna cottas are just as delicious as is.


Recipe by Queenie Fok for Oh, How Civilized

Makes six mini jars (2.7 oz Weck jars)

2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon matcha
1 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt

Sprinkle gelatin over 2 tablespoons water, set aside.

Pour milk, sugar, and salt into a small pot and bring to a low simmer. In a bowl, sift matcha with a strainer then add 23 tablespoons of the warm milk and mix well. Place the strainer on the pot with the warm milk and pour the matcha milk mixture back into the pot.

Add gelatin into the matcha milk and stir until completely melted.

Pour the mixture into six mini jars. Let cool to room temperature before moving them to the fridge. It’ll take 45 hours to set.

Optional: Serve with fresh berries.

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  • 2 years ago

    I love the color that the matcha brings to these! It really pops next to the berries. I may try making this, perhaps kicking up the matcha for more an even more intense green.

    • Hi Bhiravi, feel free to add in more matcha as you see fit. Adding more will definitely create a much brighter green color — but be careful not to add too much since it can be a caffeine overload.

  • Rebecca
    2 months ago

    How could one modify in order to use seaweed gelatin (agar) ? I cannot digest animal gelatin.
    Also, do you think almond milk would work?
    Great idea! I love panna cotta, and will try this lovely looking one very soon…

    • Jee
      2 months ago

      Hi Rebecca, I’ve never used agar so I’m not sure I can help you with the modification. I worry about the almond milk separating but I would suggest you give it a try.

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