Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries #SundaySupper

Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries #SundaySupper

This slightly sweet custard-like pudding has a rich flavor and creamy texture that takes no time at all to prepare. 
Topped with fresh berries, it's the perfectly light dessert to top off any meal!
Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries | The Chef Next Door
Panna cotta is a classic Italian dessert made of sweetened cream that's been thickened by gelatin. You can infuse the cream with spices, or even with vanilla or coffee. I first tried panna cotta at a local Italian restaurant several years ago and quickly fell in love. It's creamy texture and delicate taste is the perfect dessert for just about any meal.

This week's #SundaySupper event is all about Family Style Italian Recipes. As soon as I heard this was our theme, I just knew I had to share my recipe for panna cotta. It's simple, can be made ahead of time, and has a gorgeous presentation. It's just the right dessert to serve your family after Sunday Supper, or at your next party!

Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries | The Chef Next Door
Panna cotta can be garnished in many different ways, but I love serving mine with fresh berries. Raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are a stunning visual combination setting atop the creamy dessert. 
Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries | The Chef Next Door
Be sure to take a look at all of the amazing Italian recipes my Sunday Supper friends have shared this week! There are so many I want to try, I think I'll be busy in the kitchen for a while.

Now, who's ready to make an easy, delicious dessert?

Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Serves 6

Ingredients:
1 cup milk
1 packet unflavored gelatin
3 cups heavy cream
2 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups assorted fresh berries

Pour the milk into a medium saucepan and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Let it stand for 5 minutes to soften the gelatin. Put the pan on the stove and cook over medium heat, just until the gelatin dissolves and the mixture is warm, about 5 minutes. Add the cream, vanilla, sugar, and salt, and stir until the sugar dissolves, about another 5 minutes. Be sure not to let it boil! Remove from the heat and pour into 6 dessert or wine glasses, about 3/4 full. Cool slightly, then cover each glass with plastic wrap, carefully pressing it directly on top of the panna cotta. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours. Spoon the berries on top of each glass of panna cotta and serve.

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Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries | The Chef Next Door

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