Healthy Food

Black Sesame Panna Cotta


The name ‘Pana Cotta’ could not be found in Italian cookbooks until the 1960s but is said to be a traditional dessert from the Piedmont region, in northwestern Italy. There is a story that this dessert was invented by a Hungarian woman in Lange in the western part of the region in the early 1990s. In a dictionary published in 1879, there was a record of a food called Latte Inglese, or English milk, made from cream and cooked with gelatin, then poured into q mold. Another book, published at around the same time, stated that Latte Inglese was made from egg yolks.

Piedmont later added panna cotta to the region’s traditional delicacies in 2001, with the main ingredients being cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, gelatin, rum and Marsala wine poured into molds with caramel underneath. However, there are some textbooks that maintain that the original panna cotta was made with peach brandy and no sauces or other ingredients.

Health Benefits

‘Black Sesame Pannacotta’ is an Italian dessert that looks like pudding.The texture is smooth and delicate with fragrant smell of black sesame mixed in the custard, topped with the black sesame sauce that has a sweet, refreshing taste. It’s suitable for eating as a dessert after a large meal.

  • ‘Black Sesame’ contains Sesamin, an antioxidant.*


  • soy milk 1/3 cup
  • gelatin leaf 1 pcs
  • honey 1/2 cup
  • sesame paste 1/4 cup
  • black sesame 1 gr


Boil the soy milk and add the honey.

Dissolve the sesame cream and stir. Add the gelatin leaf.

Pour into the mold and chill in the refrigerator.

* Ruan CC, Liang Y, Liu JL, Tu WS, Liu ZH. Antimutagenic effect of natural foods on moldy foods in high liver cancer incidence areas. Mutat Res 1992;279(1):35-40