Delicious Panna Cotta Recipe

A simple panna cotta recipe can go a long way in the dessert world. With this basic recipe you can go in a multitude of different directions.

Top with fresh fruit or berries, or a delectable chocolate sauce - the possibilities are endless!

Panna Cotta will make another wonderful addition to your Italian dessert recipes collection!

This Italian dessert is a type of custard that can be dressed up with a variety of sauces and toppings, caramel, chocolate, or fruit glazes.

This Panna Cotta dessert recipe serves 6 people.

Panna Cotta Ingredients

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  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 (.25 ounce) envelope of unflavored gelatin
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Panna Cotta Recipe Steps

Pour your milk into a small bowl, and then gently sprinkle in the gelatin powder. Set aside and allow to thicken slightly.

In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, stir together the heavy cream and sugar. Bring the pot to a boil, making sure not to let it overflow.

Pour the gelatin mixture into the cream, stirring them together until they are completely combined and the gelatin is dissolved. Cook for approximately one minute, stirring constantly.

Remove the pan from heat. Stir in the vanilla and then pour the hot mixture into six individual ramekin dishes.

Allow the little ramekins to cool, uncovered, at room temperature. When they are cool, cover each with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight before serving.

Before you serve your panna cotta, you may need to loosen the custard from the cups. An easy way to do this is to fill a medium sized bowl with warm water. Dunk the bottoms of each cup in the water and then flip over onto your serving dish.

If you'd like an easy sauce to accompany your dessert, a sweet strawberry topping recipe can be found here!

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