Turn your kitchen into Tuscany, and make a creamy and dreamy Panna Cotta at home. Prep time is about 15 minutes — tell your family it took all day, and make someone give you a foot massage for all your effort. And savor the sweetness of spring by adding fresh berries and lemon. Heaven in a ramekin can be yours.
Honey Vanilla Panna Cotta
Makes 6 individual servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
6 cups heavy whipping cream
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
Pinch of sea salt
1 ¼ cup honey
2 packages plain gelatin
3 cups diced fresh berries
Juice of 1 lemon
- Bring cream, vanilla bean, salt, and 1 cup of honey to a gentle simmer over medium-low heat. You want bubbles to just appear around the rim of the pan — do not boil.
- While the cream is simmering, bloom the gelatin in 4 to 6 tablespoons of ice-cold water. Once the hot cream is ready, pour 1 cup of the hot cream into the gelatin to temper it. Add the mixture back to the rest of the cream, and whisk for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Remove the vanilla bean. Pour the cream into 1-cup-size vessels, like a small jar, glass, or ramekin. Refrigerate for 2 hours or up to overnight.
- Add honey and lemon to your favorite berries. To serve, top each chilled pudding with a scoop of berries.