Vanilla Panna Cotta

"This is very good and very easy! A velvety smooth texture and fresh garnish makes this seem like a gourmet dessert. You can use whatever kinds of fresh fruit are seasonal and fresh. This is another Best of Bridge recipe. Enjoy!"
photo by HokiesMom photo by HokiesMom
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  • In large bowl, add gelatin to cold milk and let soften.
  • In saucepan, combine whipping cream, second amount of milk, sugar and vanilla and bring to a boil. Pour over gelatin mixture and stir until completely dissolved. Set bowl over very cold water and chill 1/2 hour, stirring occasionally, until almost set. Pour mixture into 8 individual 1/2 cup ramekins and store in fridge until completely set. Cover with plastic wrap if making the night before.
  • To serve, quickly dip ramekins in warm water to loosen sides. Invert onto individual serving plates and shake to release. Cut fruit into small pieces and arrange on each plate around panna cotta. In the photo in the cookbook, they have a small pile of each kind of fruit around the panna cotta.

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  1. HokiesMom
    Smooth, refreshing, light flavors and all around gorgeous. The recipe is spot on! Used fresh strawberries and blueberries for the fruit as a 4th of July dessert. Just lovely recipe. Thanks Nif. Made for World Tour 2019 Sweet Endings challenge.
  2. ForeverMama
    Panna Cotta has always been a favorite and this recipe surely did not disappoint. It's good on its own, but it escalated in taste when the fruit was added. I tried it with container store bought sugared strawberries and then had it with a combo of fresh fruit (strawberries, mango, and peaches) and it definitely is better with the fresh. It's a keeper. Thank you, Nif for sharing. Made it for Susie's World Tour - Italy, Team Sue Chefs.
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  3. LifeIsGood
    Oh so delicious! It was remarkably easy to prepare, too. The unmolding worked perfectly and made for a beautiful presentation with the fruit. I served this Italian dessert on the 4th of July; using red and blue berries. We all loved this special dessert. Thank you!
  4. Jostlori
    Ten Stars!!! OMG, this was so easy and so silky delicious! Gonna have to make this more often! Thanks for posting...
  5. Bonnie G #2
    Made this to set off our Italian themed dinner and I'm in love. Fairly simple to make but plan ahead for fridge time, but the creamy vanilla texture with the fresh fruit, oh my!! I'm in heaven, perfect lite dessert after a heavy meal. Thanks so much for posting


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