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Easy and Delicious Strawberry Panna Cotta Recipe

Panna Cotta is Italian for "cooked cream". It is a traditional Italian dessert that is deliciously sweet and creamy as it is made with sweetened cream that is thickened with gelatin. This amazing no-bake dessert only requires 30 minutes to prepare! This recipe is garnished with bright red, delicious strawberries and can be molded with heart-shaped porcelain ramekins which make it the perfect Valentine's day dessert!

Panna Cotta is Italian for “cooked cream”. It is a traditional Italian dessert that is deliciously sweet and creamy as it is made with sweetened cream that is thickened with gelatin. This amazing no-bake dessert only requires 30 minutes to prepare! This recipe is garnished with bright red, delicious strawberries and can be molded with heart-shaped porcelain ramekins which makes it the perfect Valentine’s day dessert!

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries trimmed and quartered
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin powder 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups heavy cream

For Strawberry Sauce

  • 1 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 
  • 1 tablespoon water

 

Directions

  1. Puree strawberries until very creamy and smooth.
  2. Strain strawberries through a sieve to remove seeds or remove seeds off the top with a spoon. Place 6 porcelain ramekins on a baking sheet. 
  3. Pour milk into a large saucepan and sprinkle in gelatin powder and let sit for 10 minutes. 
  4. Add salt, sugar, and pureed strawberries into the gelatin. Heat mixture for 3 minutes on high until it reaches 135°F. Add in vanilla and heavy cream while continuously stirring. 
  5. Fill a large bowl full of ice. Place a medium sized bowl inside the iced filled bowl and pour gelatin mix in. Stir mix often for 10 minutes until it cools. 
  6. Transfer gelatin into a large pitcher and pour mixture into the six porcelain ramekins placed on a baking sheet.  ( For Valentine’s day you can pour into heart shaped porcelain ramekins!) Cover a baking sheet with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4-5 hours. 
  7. To unmold, dip molds into a bowl of hot water and invert onto a plate. Garnish with strawberries or any fruit of your choice! 

For Strawberry Sauce

  1. Add thawed strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice to a mixer, mix thoroughly. 
  2. Filter sauce in a sieve to remove seeds. Pour mixture into a pan over medium heat until it comes to a boil.
  3. When it comes to a boil, add in dissolved cornstarch and water mix. To thicken, remove from heat. Pour over Panna Cotta. 

Main Image: Pixabay

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