Panna Cotta

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I have never had Panna Cotta before… so this past week I scoured all my fav dessert sites and found one of the best recipes. I then went right out and bought gelatin (which I did not have in the pantry) and then went straight home to make it! And guess what… I LOVE IT! It is so amazingly delicious… and I am going to make it all the time now 🙂

Panna Cotta


  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 packets powdered gelatin about 4 1/2 teaspoons
  • 6 tablespoons cold water


  • Heat the heavy cream and sugar in a saucepan. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Lightly oil eight custard cups with a neutral-tasting oil. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water in a medium-sized bowl and let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Pour the very warm Panna Cotta mixture over the gelatin and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Divide the Panna Cotta mixture into the prepared cups, then chill them until firm, which will take at least two hours.
  • Garnish with some shaved chocolate and serve!

How delicious does that look? I know right… you want one too!


  1. I LOVE panna cotta! Kind of sad, but I actually first had it at Macaroni Grill, and they serve it with this awesome chocolate sauce. Since then I've had some fancier, flavored ones, but I love vanilla with some chocolate the best!

  2. I had one this past week that tasted if it had real cheese in it…like a marscapone or ricotta…have you see any recipes like this? -kristin

  3. i love panna cotta!! its really good with some fresh berries on top and a raspberry sauce. thats my favorite way to eat it!

  4. Looks perfect! I love it with fresh berries, perfect for summer. I haven't had this in a long time. I will have to put it back on the menu:)

  5. I've never made panna cotta before but I'd love to try it out!

    Sorry for the flurry of comments all of a sudden – I'm on perpetual catch-up mode on my blog-reading but I eventually visit all my friends!

  6. I just secured me some gelatin so w00T! I am ready for panna cotta. 😀 Thanks for the inspiration.

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