Panna cotta, or ‘cooked cream,’ in Italian, is a simple but decadent dessert. Heavy cream is best type of dairy for this type of dessert, but it can be made lighter using 2% or another form of milk. Panna cotta is simple, and made with 7 ingredients, in this case. It can be adorned with pistachios, berries, honey, nuts, – any flavor profile you like. In this case, this recipe is topped with honey and strawberries. Nice and light, eaten alongside a plate of french toast in the morning.
- 1/4 c. water
- 2 1/4 tsp. gelatin, unflavored
- 2 c. heavy cream
- 1/4 c. granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 4 Tbs. raw honey
- Put water in a small bowl along with gelatin. Stir until combined. Let sit.
- Heat cream, sugar, and vanilla in a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, reduce heat and add gelatin / water mixture to saucepan.
- Mix until gelatin mixture combines into cream.
- Pour cream mixture into a glass measuring cup. Then pour into 3 – 4 thin – rimmed glasses.
- Put in fridge overnight, or until gelatin mixture forms a solid. (about 4 hours)
- When ready to serve, top with 1 Tbs. of honey over each glass, and add a few strawberries (or whatever toppings you prefer!)
for the tilted panna cotta effect, place glasses in a container and tip onto one side, careful not to spill mixture. Allow glass to stay in fridge in this tilted position.