This Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries is super easy and never fails me. It sounds fancy but it’s pretty much milk and cream custard with some fresh berries on top. mmm… berries and cream. I need to thank Giada De Laurentiis for this recipe. I made it so many times and it was always a hit. One time I even made it with coconut milk with some fresh mango, yummy!
We are hosting a quiet sit down dinner at our house tonight and the theme is Italian. So, what would be more appropriate than Panna Cotta for dessert? Well, I was thinking Tiramisu at first but a light dessert would be better tonight.
Here’s the menu.
We also had some Charcuterie to munch on before dinner. I totally forgot to take the picture from tonight. Oops… I guess I was busy socializing/eating but here’s what we did last New Year get together. So, you can get some ideas.
Tonight, we are having Manchego and Havarti with Dill cheese, black pepper Salami from the local food specialty, Provision by the Grey Plume (our local favorite restaurant), some pure honey for cheese, fig jam, pepper crackers, apricots, walnuts and Marcona almonds. I think it was one of the best Charcuterie we put together.
After a long week at work as I was traveling for 3 days, I think we deserve some good food tonight.
One more thing, before we get into making Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries. Here’s our casual table setting. :-). Took 5 minutes but it made the dinner more special.
Let’s cook some food!
Place 1 cup of milk in a small bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over, I used one pack which is 1 tablespoon. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes to soften the gelatin.
Pour milk mixture into a small sauce pan and whisk it over medium heat just until the gelatin dissolves, but the milk does not boil, about 5 minutes. If it’s almost boiling like mine, take off the heat for a minute and continue whisking.
Add 3 cups of cream.
1/3 cup of honey.
1 tablespoon of sugar.
Add a pinch of salt to balance it out.
Whisk slowly until the sugar dissolves, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Pour into glasses or ramekins, about 3/4 full. Cool slightly. Refrigerate until set, at least 6 hours.
Spoon mixed berries on top of the Panna Cotta and serve.
It’s super easy. Our dinner was a success. Our guests loved it. I really hope you give this recipe a try and please let me know how it goes, the comment box is below the recipe card.
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon unflavored powdered gelatin
- 3 cups heavy whipping cream
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Pinch salt
- 2 cups assorted fresh berries
- Place the milk in a small bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes to soften the gelatin.
- Pour milk mixture into a sauce pan and whisk over medium heat just until the gelatin dissolves but the milk does not boil, about 5 minutes.
- Add the cream, honey, sugar, and salt. Whisk slowly until the sugar dissolves, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- Pour into glasses or ramekins, about ¾ full. Cool slightly. Refrigerate until set, at least 6 hours. Spoon the berries on top of the Panna Cotta and serve.