I’m excited to share a recipe that I’ve been wanting to do forever, but for some reason never got a chance to, and so here we are. Classic Panna Cotta is a sweet pudding that is often served with fruit, but I decided to go with a different pairing with my raspberry sauce. In my opinion, panna cottas are a perfect dessert to share, especially with those you love, because they are very easy to make, look beautiful, and taste delicious. It’s also a great way to introduce someone to a kind of cooking they may not be familiar with, and I think this recipe is perfect for that.

Classic Panna Cotta | Panna cotta is a traditional Italian dish that is a combination of egg yolks, sugar, and cream. It is one of the most ancient and popular Italian dishes. It is made using a set of two pans: the first one is a smaller pan with a thick lid, and the second is a larger pan that has a thick base. The smaller pan is used to cook the egg yolk mixture, while the larger pan is used to cook the panna cotta mixture. The final product is a creamy, light dessert with a delicate flavor.

Panna Cotta is a classic Italian dessert that gets its name from the “albana” (albanese) cream that is used to make it. It is traditionally made with heavy cream, gelatin, and sugar, and it was traditionally made in a mold. However, modern-day Panna Cottas are usually made with cream, gelatin, and sugar, and they are made in a bowl with a hand-held blender. Today, you can buy Panna Cotta in either a jar or a mold, and you can buy them in pretty much any flavor you want.

Here’s a dessert recipe for Panna Cotta that will wow your guests!

Looking for a silky, creamy dessert that’s also simple to make? You’ll love this panna cotta recipe!

This traditional Italian dessert is stiffened with gelatin and topped with fresh fruit and a berry puree, yet it’s made with just a few ingredients!

Panna cotta, which means “baked cream” in Italian, is a popular delicacy with a simple, sweet flavor, enticing texture, and an exquisite appearance.

glass of panna cotta with berries and red berry puree on topOur panna cotta is lovely, easy, and tasty!

Panna cotta is related to Bavarian cream, as dessert connoisseurs may know.

While both are stiffened with gelatin, Bavarian cream contains egg and is topped with whipped cream that has been folded into the dish.

Panna cotta is a lot simpler to prepare, but it tastes just as good.

Substitutions and Recipe Suggestions

Take a look at these recipe suggestions and considerations before you start:

  • This recipe calls for 35 percent whipping cream. If heavy cream with a fat level of 36% is commonly accessible where you reside, you may use it instead. Simply choose a cream with a fat level of about 35%.
  • Gelatine is available in a variety of forms. We utilize gelatine powder that must be dissolved in water. Make careful to follow the instructions on the gelatine package while making it.
  • Before placing the panna cotta into the glasses/molds, ensure sure the panna cotta has cooled to room temperature. Because the gelatin hasn’t had a time to gently set yet, it may separate if it becomes too hot.
  • Remove the seeds from the berry puree (coulis) using a sifter if necessary.

1629407042_767_Classic-Panna-CottaOn a wooden serving board, panna cotta looks tempting!

Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Panna Cotta

This section contains pictures of the recipe process for people who have never prepared a dish like this before and want to follow along visually.

This will give you a better understanding of how we create ours!

Alternatively, you may jump to the recipe card with precise quantities and ingredients at the bottom of this article.

1629407043_307_Classic-Panna-CottaIn a saucepan, combine the ingredients.

In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. On the burner, heat the ingredients while whisking constantly.

Remove the saucepan from the heat when the contents are just about to boil.

1629407045_251_Classic-Panna-CottaPrepare the gelatine by soaking it in water for a few minutes.

After that, prepare the gelatin as directed on the package (if the gelatin needs to be soaked or boiled first, prepare the gelatin before boiling the cream).

Powdered gelatin is used, which must be dissolved in water while stirring.

1629407046_528_Classic-Panna-CottaFill the saucepan halfway with water and add the gelatine.

While whisking continuously, add the gelatin to the hot cream mixture.

1629407047_948_Classic-Panna-CottaAllow time for the mixture to cool.

The mixture must now be allowed to cool to room temperature. If you skip this step, the panna cotta will split after you pour it into serving dishes.

To chill the mixture, put it to a bowl and set it on the counter for 30-45 minutes, stirring it occasionally.

Transfer the mixture to a metal bowl and put it in a bigger bowl (or the sink) filled with ice-cold water to speed up the process. Continually stir until the mixture reaches room temperature.

1629407048_682_Classic-Panna-CottaFill serving cups or bowls with the mixture.

The panna cotta is then transferred to serving dishes or molds (if you plan on turning it over to serve later).

Cover the serving bowls with cling film and chill for at least 4 hours, or overnight if you intend to serve the panna cotta by turning it onto a plate or bowl.

1629407049_815_Classic-Panna-CottaTo make the berry sauce, combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Blend the strawberries or raspberries in a blender before serving to make the strawberry or raspberry sauce (coulis).

If your blender is having difficulties, add a splash of water. You can also add a pinch of sugar, although this isn’t something we typically do.

1629407050_214_Classic-Panna-CottaUsing a sifter, strain the purée.

Pour the berries through a sifter after mixing to remove any big bits or seeds (this is especially important when using raspberries).

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Then, on top of the set cream, spread the fruit puree and decorate with additional fruit.

Alternatively, you may invert the panna cotta onto a platter, pour the puree on top, and garnish with fresh berries.

Storage Suggestions

Keep any leftovers refrigerated with a piece of cling film on top until you’re ready to eat them.

Because there are no eggs in the dessert, it will store nicely in the refrigerator. To prevent the flavor of leftovers being tainted by fridge smells, we suggest eating them within 3-4 days.

FAQ

What is the definition of panna cotta?

Panna cotta, which means “cooked cream” in Italian, is a gelatin-thickened sweetened cream dish.

What is the flavor of panna cotta?

Panna cotta is creamy and delicious even without the toppings. It usually smells like vanilla, which is due to the addition of vanilla or vanilla extract to the cream. Toppings, such as cherry puree, will significantly alter the taste.

Is there a distinction between panna cotta and Bavarian cream?

While both sweets use gelatin to thicken them, panna cotta is prepared without the use of eggs. Bavarian cream, on the other hand, is made using eggs and whipped cream that has been folded into the recipe before it is set.

What’s the best way to eat panna cotta?

Panna cotta may be served plain, although it’s most often accompanied with fresh fruit, a berry puree (coulis), and, on rare occasions, chocolate or caramel sauce.

What is the best way to make panna cotta?

To create panna cotta, heat milk, sugar, and cream to a boil, then stir in the gelatin until it dissolves. Let the liquid cool before pouring it into molds to solidify. Toss in a few garnishes if desired. The detailed panna cotta recipe may be found below.

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Ingredients

  • 2 quarts whipped cream (approx. 35 percent )
  • 1/3 gallon of milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar, granulated
  • vanilla extract (two tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered gelatine (1 packet)
  • 8 ounces strawberries or raspberries to serve as a garnish

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. On the burner, heat the ingredients while whisking constantly.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat when the contents are just about to boil.
  3. Prepare the gelatin as directed on the package (if the gelatin needs to be soaked or boiled first, prepare the gelatin before boiling the cream). Powdered gelatin is used, which must be dissolved in water while stirring.
  4. While whisking continuously, add the gelatin to the hot cream mixture.
  5. The mixture must now be allowed to cool to room temperature. If you skip this step, the panna cotta will split after you pour it into serving dishes. To chill the mixture, put it to a bowl and set it on the counter for 30-45 minutes, stirring it occasionally. Transfer the mixture to a metal bowl and put it in a bigger bowl (or the sink) filled with ice-cold water to speed up the process. Continually stir until the mixture reaches room temperature. The panna cotta is then transferred to serving dishes or molds (if you plan on turning it over to serve later).
  6. Cover the serving bowls with cling film and chill for at least 4 hours, or overnight if you intend to serve the panna cotta by turning it onto a plate or bowl.
  7. Blend the strawberries or raspberries in a blender before serving to make the strawberry or raspberry sauce (coulis). If your blender is having difficulties, add a splash of water. You can also add a pinch of sugar, although this isn’t something we typically do. Pour the berries through a sifter after mixing to remove any big bits or seeds (this is especially important when using raspberries). Then, on top of the panna cotta, spread the fruit puree and decorate with additional fruit. You may alternatively remove the panna cotta from the mold and place it on a platter, then pour the puree on top and serve with fresh berries on the side.

Notes

  • Allow the panna cotta to cure overnight if you want to serve it by turning it upside down from its form.
Information about nutrition:

Serving Size: 4 1 Serving Size: 1 Serving Size: 1 Serving Size: 1 Serving Size: 1 Serving Size: 1 Serving Size 503 calories 44 g total fat 28g Saturated Fat 1 gram of trans fat 13 g of unsaturated fat 136 milligrams of cholesterol 44 milligrams sodium 25g carbohydrate 1 gram of fiber 23 g sugar 4 g protein

An online nutrition calculator was used to determine this nutritional information. It should only be used as a guideline and not as a substitute for expert dietary guidance.

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Classic Panna Cotta | is a timeless classic dessert that is perfect for spring. This recipe is perfect for beginner cooks, bakers, and cooks alike. The original recipe is adapted from “The French Table” by Julia Child. If you have never made this, I highly recommend it!. Read more about chocolate panna cotta and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should panna cotta taste like?

Panna cotta should taste like a cream-based dessert with a hint of vanilla.

Is Creme Brulee panna cotta?

Yes, creme brulee is a type of panna cotta.

Is panna cotta a cheese?

Yes, panna cotta is a type of cheese.