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A dessert that’s too pretty to eat… almost

Time 2 hours + 3 hours to set

Serves 8

Recipe Laura Bakhtiarian

Photos Naomi Giatas


1 store-bought pastry shell

Panna cotta filling

50ml Schweppes Zero Sugar Pink Lemonade

4 gelatine leaves

250ml full cream milk

250ml thickened cream

35g caster sugar

1 tbsp vanilla bean paste

1 tsp rose essence

Pink Lemonade layer

150ml Schweppes Zero Sugar Pink Lemonade

2 gelatine leaves

1 drop pink food colouring


• Prepare your pre-made pastry shell as per packet instructions and set aside.

• To make the panna cotta filling, heat the milk, cream, sugar, pink lemonade and vanilla bean paste in a saucepan over a low to medium heat until almost at a boil. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

• While the filling cools, add gelatine leaves to cold water and allow to soften (approximately 5–10 minutes).

• Remove gelatine leaves from water and squeeze out the excess water, then add to the warm milk mixture, whisking until dissolved.

• Pour the milk filling into the tart shell, and refrigerate until set (3 hours minimum).

• To make the pink lemonade layer, soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for 5–7 minutes.

• In a small saucepan over a low heat, add pink lemonade and food colouring, and stir until combined. Remove from heat.

• Squeeze the excess water out of the gelatine leaves and add to the lemonade mixture, stirring until the gelatine has dissolved.

• Pour mixture into a jug and allow to cool to room temperature before pouring it over the panna cotta filling. Return to the fridge to set.

• Garnish with edible flowers and crushed pistachios.

We used: Schweppes Zero Sugar Pink Lemonade

Over 235 years ago, the ‘Schweppervescence’ was brought to life — and Schweppes has been creating some of our favourite mixers since. This pretty-in-pink drink first captured us with its colour, but kept us coming back with its delicious flavour — and the bonus fact that it’s got zero sugar! Find plenty of extra drink recipes online at




Laura Bakhtiarian

Laura Bakhtiarian

Outrageously creative Food Content Creator, she's the ultimate cook, photo stylist and recipe creator - yum!

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