Discover the secret to making homemade Panna Cotta, a classic Italian dessert that’s effortlessly elegant yet simple to prepare. My recipe guides you through creating a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth experience, perfect for any occasion. Indulge in this light, luscious treat that’s sure to impress!
In May 2022, my husband and I traveled to Italy, coinciding with his work commitments. Our journey commenced in Bologna, Italy, with some touring, sight-seeing and delicious food! From Bologna, we traveled to Reggio-Emilia where he attended to his professional duties during the day, while I took the opportunity to wander through the stunning, age-old streets. Our adventure continued over the weekend with a visit to Rome, where we explored iconic landmarks like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Vatican, among many others.
However, during our stay in Reggio-Emilia, I discovered a culinary course being offered in Parma, a town located about 30 miles northwest of our base. Isn’t it everyone’s dream to learn to make pasta while IN Italy?!?!?
I’ll definitely delve into our pasta-making adventures in a future post. But for now, this post is dedicated to the scrumptious dessert we indulged in after filling our bellies with the delicious, homemade pasta – Panna Cotta. It was amazing, light, and creamy and oooohhhh so good!
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What is Panna Cotta?
Panna Cotta is a classic Italian dessert that translates to “cooked cream” in English. Panna Cotta is a smooth, creamy custard-like pudding made with simple ingredients: often heavy whipping cream, granulated sugar, and gelatin, which helps it set. Vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste is often added for extra flavor.
How To Make Homemade Panna Cotta Video Tutorial
Homemade Panna Cotta
- In a saucepan, combine heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla extract and paste. Whisk together and heat until steam is rising off of the liquid, but do not allow mixture to come to a boil or get too hot
- In a small bowl, combine milk and gelatin packet. Stir gelatine into milk and let sit to bloom
- Slowly pour the milk mixture into the heavy whipping cream mixture and combine. Bring the temperature back to warm, waiting for steam to rise off of the liquid
- Pour into stemmed glass dishes and refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight