Friday, June 19, 2009

Fresh Berries Panna Cotta

This is a great dessert for summer especially when the weather get really warm. Panna Cotta is such an easy dessert to make. Normally Panna Cotta is made with full cream milk and heavy cream but I made it with 1% fat milk and also half and half. I served these Panna Cotta with some freshly blend strawberries and raspberries sauce.

For the cream layer

2 tsp of gelatin powder
2 tablespoons water
1 3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup half and half or cream
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup sugar

For the berries layer

1 cup strawberry
1 cup raspberry
1 tbsp sugar

1. To make the berries layer, puree strawberry, raspberry and sugar in a food processor. Put the puree berries through a strainer to remove all the seeds.
2. Divide the puree berries evenly among the serving glasses. Put the glasses in the freezer for it to set.
3. In a small bowl, mix the water and gelatin. Set it aside to bloom. In a medium saucepan, heat up the milk and sugar in medium heat. Bring it up to a slow boil and remove from heat.
4. Add in the gelatin, stir until the gelatin dissolved into the milk. Add in the half and half or cream and vanilla. Stir well and set it aside to cool.
5. Once the milk mixture is cooled, slowly pour it over the frozen berries and let set in the fridge for at least a few hours or until it's set. Serve cold.

32 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow another great recipe! I tried the honey chicken last night and it came out great! I can't wait to make panna cotta for my boyfriend. He loves it at the restaurants! And such an easy recipe! Thank you!

Tricia said...

These are so cute!

Jun said...

yummy as always! gert...everything in this page make me hungry.....hmmmmmmm!

My Asian Kitchen said...

You Panna cotta is really neat and pretty!!I always admire Panna Cotta made by food blogger over their site but never have the opportunity to make it myself..I think it's high time I should make some for Mishu since she love berries..

Kitchen Corner said...

This one looks really pretty! The combination of colours make it so beautiful!

Bethie said...

Beautiful. I think I must give it a try. I have never had a panna cotta.

Quinn said...

How long did it took you to sieve the puree through a strainer? The last time I did that, it took me nearly 2 hours!

Emile Zola@life said...

This dessert look beautiful and cooling, can I have one?

Jo said...

What a great looking dessert! I guess it's no better time than now to make use of all those berries which are in season. Great presentation.

mycookinghut said...

yum yum .... looks really good Gertrude. I think ever since living in Europe, I have learnt liking dessert!! I would welcome these little gems in the fridge! :)

Happy cook said...

Pannacotta is one of my favourite dessert.
I will be making this for summer .
Looks beautiful in those glasses

Little Corner of Mine said...

Simply beautiful! I loved panna cotta, should try it with just whole milk since that's the only one I always have in the fridge. Need to buy some berries first. :)

zoe said...

Cute! Perfect ending to a summer bbq.

Hillary said...

Did you know the way you presented your panna cotta can be considred a verrine - that was my foodie vocablesson of the day! :)

Karine said...

Your Panna Cotta looks amazing!

pearly said...

helo dear
wooo it really yummy . it a good recipe I will give a try for kids at work got order lot of gelatin and only use once now with your recipe and mango pudding recipe I will give it a go for summer pudding for the kido
thank for the tips xxxxxxx
love from us to you xx

ICook4Fun said...

Jennifer, glad that you like the honey chicken. Do try out the Panna Cotta and hope you bf like it too.

Tricia, thank you.

Jun, ha ha.. thank you.

Lesley, plenty of fresh berries now and really cheap too.

Kitchen Corner, thank you.

Bethie, do try it out and I am sure you are going to like it.

Quinn, I took me about 10 minutues to strain the berries puree.

Emile, of course you have one or even two :)

Jo, yes plenty of fresh berries now and it's time to make some summer dessert :)

Leemei, I love the soft and delicate taste of panna cotta.

Happy cook, thank you.

LCOM, yes can use whole milk or cream too. Since I have 1% milk and half and half in the fridge I just used that :)

ICook4Fun said...

Zoe, yes. This is great for BBQ party :)

Hilary, thank for the info. This is the first time I come across that word.

Karine, thank you.

Pearly, how are you doing? The the kids like the Panna Cotta.

Food For Tots said...

This is really a great dessert to be prepared for my family now as the weather over here is extremely hot.

Ummi said...

Hai Gert..Looking at those pictures makes me drool..how i wish to have this great dessert right now..!!!

meeso said...

This is such a pretty dessert, and must be tasty :)

Cindy Khor said...

they are such a pretty sight... the red and the white, i bet they taste as good too..

ICook4Fun said...

Food for tots, yes this dessert is really great hot weather.

Ummi, come over to my house and we can have this together :)

Meeso, yes it is :)

Cindy, this dessert taste great :)

Christelle said...

Great summer dessert, perfect!! :)

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, yes it is :)

npm said...

hi there..i love your panna cotta! can i just ask, how many cups does your recipe yield? i wish to try it but don't want to make too much of it. thks.

ICook4Fun said...

npm, this recipe made about 6 little cups.

Anonymous said...

Nice recipe, but you neglected to include the vanilla in the instructions.

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, sorry about that. I already made the changes.

Sabrina Woon said...

wow. nice. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, what is half-and-half, please?

Vanessa said...

Wow! These look so delicious!