Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival: Bananas Foster Panna Cotta

Our Food & Wine Festival chefs are serving up some delicious new dishes for this year’s event. Master some of our favorites in your very own kitchen as we take you on a culinary journey with delicious recipes that you’ll want to make the second you get home from the Festival.

This week, we are sharing our Bananas Foster Panna Cotta recipe. Treat yourself with this delicious dessert! Full ingredient list and instructions below.




  • 1 1/2 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tbsp. powdered gelatin
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup banana puree
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Caramel sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel popcorn


  • In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over the water, let sit for 10 minutes and DO NOT STIR!
  • In a saucepan, heat cream, sugar, banana puree and vanilla extract, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Bring to a slow simmer, remove from heat and add gelatin. Stir until dissolved.
  • Pour mixture into desired serving dishes. Chill for a minimum of three hours, but overnight is best.
  • Garnish with caramel sauce drizzle, whipped cream and caramel popcorn crumbles.
  • Serve into desired serving dish and ENJOY!

The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival takes place for an extended nine weekends, starting this Saturday, March 4 and runs through Sunday, April 30. The event is included with any Annual Pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park. Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.


The best way to see all your favorite concerts and experience every culinary cabin is with a Busch Gardens Fun Card. And for a limited time, when you buy a 2017 Fun Card, you get a FREE Adventure Island Fun Card. Click here for more info.



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