Monday, March 16, 2020

Too Easy Panna Cotta

The first time I tried Panna Cotta I fell in love, 
so why has it taken me so long to try making it?

We made it for a Pinterest Sunday Dinner, where 
everyone has to try something new off Pinterest.  

It is a really fun idea to get everyone participating 
and stretching their cooking skills.  

The kids fell in love with it too, and without 
degrading it any, I explained to them that it 
was like making cream Jello!!!  It is that easy!!!!!
What took me so long?

You just soften the gelatin on the half and half, 
warm it up until the gelatin dissolves, then 
stir in a little sugar, and heat it a touch until 
the sugar dissolves.  Remove and add flavoring! 
Cool it just like Jello and enjoy!  

Panna Cotta Recipe

3 C. half and half
1 pkg gelatin 
1/3 C. sugar
1 tsp. clear vanilla
pinch salt

Passionfruit syrup
Raspberry syrup
Fresh Raspberries

Place half and half in a saucepan and sprinkle the 
gelatin on top.  Let sit for 5 minutes.  Whisk in 
the gelatin and heat on medium for a few minutes 
until the gelatin dissolves.  Don't let the milk come 
to a simmer or boil.  Remove from heat and whisk 
in the sugar.  Heat for a minute or two to make 
sure the sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat 
and add vanilla and salt.  

Pour into serving dishes and refrigerate about 4 hours 
or until set.  When set, top with desired sauce and 
fresh fruit.

Passionfruit Syrup

1 C. passionfruit concentrate (I buy mine on Amazon)
2 C. sugar
4 T. cornstarch dissolved in 1/3 C. cold water

Bring the passionfruit and sugar to a boil in a saucepan 
and dissolve the sugar.  Meanwhile mix the cornstarch 
in cold water and then whisk into the syrup.  Boil for 
a minute to thicken.  Let cool.  This will keep a long time 
in the fridge.  

Raspberry Puree

12 oz. pkg frozen raspberries
1/2 C. sugar
1 tsp lemon juice

Let the raspberries thaw and then place them in a blender 
with the sugar and lemon juice.  Whirl it until smooth.  
Press the puree through a fine mesh sieve.  

The passionfruit was my favorite.  We love to keep 
some of the syrup in the fridge at all times.

Next it is Chocolate Panna Cotta! 
Hubby wanted me to make some more 
the very next day.


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Such a lovely dessert and you said it is so easy. We love ❤️ that. It looks fabulous with the raspberries.

  2. Oh this looks delicious and so pretty! Perfect for spring.....

  3. This is so elegant and it sounds delicious!

  4. Sounds delish - I don't think I have ever tasted it before!

  5. Never tried it but I do believe I would like it!


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