Do you like desert? I went once it was hot, I definitely prefer dessert, especially this vanilla panna cotta!
Panna cotta has always been a dessert that we’ve loved eating out at restaurants. It seems like a very popular dish – it’s a simple elegant desert, that’s easy to make, refrigerates for days and can really highlight the seasonal fruits available at the time it is served.
Adam is a vanilla panna cotta whiz! In fact, I’ve never really tried to make much with gelatine, it’s one of those foods that I kinda go ‘nope’ at attempting. I just feel like you have to be so precise with your measurements, because frankly, no one likes to eat rock hard jelly! Adam has been making panna cotta for quite some years now. Back in college he went through a vanilla panna cotta making stage, and since then has perfected the recipe!
Our vanilla panna cotta is creamy, not overly sweet, light, fresh and can be made the night ahead for a special occasion or dinner party! Paired with summer fruits like strawberries, blueberries or any stone fruit, it is the most delicious summer dessert! Enjoy making, and remember if you make any of our recipes, tag us on instagram #healthypears!
Vanilla Panna Cotta
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 1/2 cup of whole milk
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 2 Tbsp of cold cater
- 1 Tsp gelatin
- 2 Tsp of vanilla extract Or the seeds of one vanilla bean
Sprinkle gelatin powder over cold water in a ceramic mug and let sand for a few minutes. Heat some hot water in a small pot on a medium heat and place cup into pot allowing the mug to heat up the gelatin mixture. After it begins to heat stir the gelatin until completely dissolved and set aside for later.
In another pot, add cream, milk and sugar and begin heating on a medium to low heat. Stir occassionally at the start and then a lot more as the mixture begins to heat up. Bring it to almost a boil and remove from heat.
Add gelatin and vanilla and mix through with a whisk gently to ensure the gelatin dissolve completely into the panna cotta mix, without creating a ton of bubbles on top. Do this for a few minutes to ensure even mixing of vanilla and gelatin.
Pour mix into 2 ramikins, and place ramekins in a bath of cold water to chill them a little before placing them in the fridge.
Leave int he fridge for at least 4 hours before serving. Better if left overnight.