Panna Cotta

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This is one of my favorite desserts. Light & creamy with just the right amount of sweetness. Great after a big meal. Serve with fresh fruit or a drizzle of your favorite chocolate sauce or liquor.


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15 Min
4 Hr


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1 1/2 tsp
unflavored gelatin
2 Tbsp
cold water
3 c
heay whipping cream
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 pinch
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 (8oz.) c
sour cream

How to Make Panna Cotta


  • 1Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • 2In a 3-qt. saucepan, warm the cream with the sugar, salt, and vanilla over medium-high heat. DO NOT LET IT BOIL!
  • 3Stir in the gelatin until throughly dissolved.
  • 4Take the cream off the heat and cool about 5 minutes.
  • 5Put the sour cream in a medium bowl.
  • 6Gently whisk in the warm cream a little at a time until smooth.
  • 7Taste for sweetness; it may need another teaspoon of sugar.
  • 8Rinse 2/3 cup ramekins, custard cups, or coffee cups with cold water (do not wipe out).
  • 9Fill each one 3/4 full with the cream.
  • 10Chill for 4-24 hours.
  • 11To serve, either unmold by packing cups in hot towels and then turning each out on a dessert plate, or serve in their containers.
  • 12Serve alone or with fruit, drizzled liqueor, or purred raspberries.

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About Panna Cotta

Course/Dish: Puddings

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