Panna Cotta

AuthorAlyssa Saltzman
RatingDifficultyBeginner

Panna cotta is an Italian dessert of sweetened cream thickened with gelatin and molded. The cream can be topped with whatever you like, this recipe is with chocolate hazelnut sauce or a berry sauce.

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time50 mins

Ingredients for Panna Cotta
 1 packet unflavored gelatin
 ¼ cup cold water
 1 ½ cups heavy cream
 1 cup whole milk
 1 tsp vanilla extract
  cup sugar
Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce
 ½ cup heavy cream
 2 tbsp whole milk
 3 tbsp sugar
 ½ cup nutella
 4 tbsp butter
Berry Sauce
 1 pt mixed berries
 3 tbsp red wine
 3 tbsp sugar
 2 tsp vanilla extract

Panna Cotta Directions
1

Pour ¾ cup cream into a small saucepan. Add sugar (1/3 cup) to saucepan.

2

Pour remaining ¾ cup cream into a large bowl. Add milk and vanilla to bowl

3

Soften gelatin by sprinkling it over ¼ cup cold water in a small bowl

4

Bring saucepan of cream/sugar to a simmer over medium heat. Do not boil.

5

While whisking, add the softened gelatin to the saucepan of hot cream mixture, stirring constantly until gelatin is dissolved in the warm liquid

6

Pour warm gelatin/cream mixture into the bowl with the cold liquids. Whisk together until completely combined

7

Using a ladle, fill 6 ramekins or custard cups with the mixture. Cover with plastic film and refrigerate until set (at least 2 hours )

8

To Serve: run a small knife around the rim of each cup, then dip bottom of ramekin quickly into a shallow bowl of hot water. Cover ramekin with a dessert plate and invert. Panna Cotta will gently release onto the plate.

Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce
9

Place cream, milk and sugar in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until hot. Do not boil.

10

Add the Nutella and the butter, stirring until melted and all ingredients are blended into a smooth sauce.

11

Allow to cool at room temperature. Consistency should be pourable at serving time

Berry Sauce
12

Simmer all ingredients in a saucepan for about 5 minutes
minutes or until thickened

13

Refrigerate about 30 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients for Panna Cotta
 1 packet unflavored gelatin
 ¼ cup cold water
 1 ½ cups heavy cream
 1 cup whole milk
 1 tsp vanilla extract
  cup sugar
Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce
 ½ cup heavy cream
 2 tbsp whole milk
 3 tbsp sugar
 ½ cup nutella
 4 tbsp butter
Berry Sauce
 1 pt mixed berries
 3 tbsp red wine
 3 tbsp sugar
 2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Panna Cotta Directions
1

Pour ¾ cup cream into a small saucepan. Add sugar (1/3 cup) to saucepan.

2

Pour remaining ¾ cup cream into a large bowl. Add milk and vanilla to bowl

3

Soften gelatin by sprinkling it over ¼ cup cold water in a small bowl

4

Bring saucepan of cream/sugar to a simmer over medium heat. Do not boil.

5

While whisking, add the softened gelatin to the saucepan of hot cream mixture, stirring constantly until gelatin is dissolved in the warm liquid

6

Pour warm gelatin/cream mixture into the bowl with the cold liquids. Whisk together until completely combined

7

Using a ladle, fill 6 ramekins or custard cups with the mixture. Cover with plastic film and refrigerate until set (at least 2 hours )

8

To Serve: run a small knife around the rim of each cup, then dip bottom of ramekin quickly into a shallow bowl of hot water. Cover ramekin with a dessert plate and invert. Panna Cotta will gently release onto the plate.

Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce
9

Place cream, milk and sugar in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until hot. Do not boil.

10

Add the Nutella and the butter, stirring until melted and all ingredients are blended into a smooth sauce.

11

Allow to cool at room temperature. Consistency should be pourable at serving time

Berry Sauce
12

Simmer all ingredients in a saucepan for about 5 minutes
minutes or until thickened

13

Refrigerate about 30 minutes

Panna Cotta