Homemade Panna Cotta

Home Made Panna-Cotta

I was wanting a quick and easy dessert that was refreshing and cold. So, I made myself some Panna Cotta which of course is one of the simplest desserts out there! Panna Cotta is a basic ratio to make, and of course, I made the most basic one. You can add flavours and other things to it to make it your own!

Ingredients (Serves 2):
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 tsp gelatin (Half Package)

This simple recipe starts off with dissolving your gelatin in some milk. I just put a slash of milk and let the gelatin dissolve and swell up while preparing the rest of the ingredients.

In a small pot, I dissolve the sugar in the milk and bring the milk up to a slight boil.

Then, I mix the dissolved gelatin solution into the pot and stir until it’s well incorporated. Here, I add my splash of vanilla. Usually, I strain the solution before pouring into the molds, but I forgot to strain it today. I pour the solution into my ramekins, and place in the fridge for about 3 hours or until it sets.

After the Panna Cotta has set, submerge the ramekins into boiling water (or hot water) and it will loosen up the panna cotta so you can pour it out on to a plate.

After you’ve turned the Panna Cotta out, you can add some fruits if you want to decorate and make it more flavourful. As this is my basic recipe, I left it as is.

This delicious dessert is very velvety, soft and smooth – yet it is refreshing! If you’re using the basic recipe as I did here, it’s probably important that you use good quality vanilla! Citrus or berries are a good addition to add to this recipe, and some even say Rosemary! Can you imagine infusing the panna cotta solution with Rosemary? It should be soo good!