Thursday, October 24, 2013

Strawberry Panna Cotta

I loved this Strawberry Panna Cotta!  I made a vanilla panna cotta before and I personally think the strawberry flavor is even better.  The fresh pureed strawberries are absolutely delicious in this panna cotta.  This dessert is light and refreshing and not overly sweet.  Enjoy!

Strawberry Panna Cotta

2 cups heavy cream
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 packet gelatin (about 2 ¼ teaspoons)
3 tablespoons cold water
2 cups strawberries, pureed


In a food processor (or blender), puree strawberries.  Set aside.

In a bowl, add cold water and sprinkle the gelatin on top.  Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes.  Set aside.

In a small saucepan, heat heavy cream and sugar.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and 1 ½ cups strawberry puree.

Lightly grease 4 custard cups or 2 larger ramekins if serving as a mold.

Pour gelatin into panna cotta mixture and stir until the gelatin is dissolved.

Divide the panna cotta mixture into the prepared cups or ramekins.

Chill in refrigerator for 4 hours or until panna cotta is firmly set.  Feel free to chill overnight.

To unmold, run a knife around the edge of the panna cotta and flip onto a plate.  You may also serve as is in individual cups/ramekins.

Spoon remaining pureed strawberries evenly over each panna cotta.

Serves 2 to 4.