Recipe by CHERYLA33
"A traditional, easy, and delicious Italian custard. I had a difficult time finding a good and easy recipe on the internet, so I made up my own recipe. It tastes just like the panna cotta served at Italian restaurants. Serve with warm hot fudge sauce and fresh raspberries on top. This keeps well for several days in the refrigerator."
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1 (.25 ounce) envelope
2 1/2 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
ABSOLUTELY DIVINE! I wanted mine to be completely fat-free though, so I substituted fat-free half & half for both the skim milk and the heavy cream used in this recipe. I made an additional tweak by substituting the Splenda for all the sugar called for. For flavor, I scraped the caviar out of a whole vanilla bean into the cooked cream portion and added 1/4 teaspoon of almond-vanilla powder to the milk-gelatin portion. Topped the desserts with fresh raspberries. It came out super creamy, flavorful and neither my boyfriend nor I missed the fat or calories at all!
While this was good, it was way too sweet. I just got back from Italy and they make it with far less sugar. The sweetness on theirs came from sweetened berries on top.
For the ones who had trouble getting the Panna Cotta out of the dishes. I highly recommend trying a silicone muffin pan. They work great.
Awesome recipe! I have used it several times over the last few weeks. For anyone having problems with the gelatine separating, I solved this by cooling the mixture down completely before pouring it into the ramekins. Just put it into a jug and keep it moving over iced water until it's cooled down to room temperature. The quicker you get it cooled, the quicker it will set - meaning less time for separation :)
YES! ADD VANILLA AT THE END, AFTER REMOVING FROM THE HEAT(MY SUBMITTED RECIPE STATED THIS). ALSO, I RECOMMEND STIRRING CONSTANTLY WHILE COOKING THE CREAM AND SUGAR. SOME OTHER GOOD EXTRACTS: ORANGE, LEMON AND ALMOND.
Perfect recipe. I did use 2 cups of heavy cream with 1/2 cup of half and half because this is what I had in the fridge. I also made mine in muffin tins which I greased with olive oil (did not affect the dessert even a little bit) and then I topped them with hot fudge. This recipe made 8 1/2 panna cottas for me in the muffin tins.
I made this recipe as-is, and served with mixed fruits (strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries) on top. To get them out of the glass ramekins, I dipped them into warm water for just a few seconds, ran a knife around the edge, and turned them upside down on the plate. Beautiful presentation, sure to impress your guests - it did mine! I think next time I will use lemon extract in the custard instead of the vanilla for a different flavor; I see endless flexibility with this recipe!
This is dangerously good. It's my favorite dessert at my favorite Italian restaurant. Next time I will add a little more milk as the consistency was a little too jell-o like. I will also decrease the sugar to about 1/3 cup, it was pretty sweet. I would definitely serve to guests. Thank you Cheryl for posting this recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 330
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