The only panna cotta recipe you’ll ever need! Creamy and light, with the perfect balance of vanilla and sweetness.
Why I love this recipe
This is the only panna cotta recipe you’ll ever need! Creamy and light, with the perfect balance of vanilla and sweetness.
Combine the water and vanilla extract in a medium bowl, and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Set aside to soften (about 10 minutes).
Meanwhile, combine the heavy cream, milk, and sugar in a medium pot. Cut the vanilla bean lengthwise, and use the tip of the knife to scrape out the seeds. Add the seeds and bean pods to the milk mixture, and heat until the sugar has completely dissolved.
(Note: don’t heat the milk mixture above 70°C, or it will form a skin on top as it cools).
Remove the bean pod, pour the hot milk mixture over the prepared gelatin, and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Divide between 4 glass cups, and refrigerate until set – at least four hours.
Panna cotta is delicious just as it is, but berries or sauce on top make it even better. As a topping, try chopping up a few strawberries, and tossing them in a few pinches of sugar and a splash of cointreau!