Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce

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There’s something incredibly satisfying about a perfectly made panna cotta.

Its silky texture and creamy flavor make it a favorite dessert for many. In this recipe, we take the traditional panna cotta by pairing it with a vibrant raspberry sauce, blending the creaminess of the panna cotta with the tartness of fresh berries.

This dessert is not only a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes, making it a perfect conclusion to any meal.

Elegant panna cotta with raspberry sauce on top, garnished with raspberries and mint, on a white plate with a vintage spoon on the side.

Ingredients for Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce

For the Panna Cotta:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin (1 packet of Knox gelatin)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream

For the Berry Sauce:

  • 2 cups mixed berries, divided (1 cup raspberries and 1 cup quartered or halved strawberries recommended)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions:

How to Make Panna Cotta:

  1. In a medium saucepan, pour 1 cup of milk and evenly sprinkle the top with the gelatin. Allow it to sit for 3-5 minutes, or until the gelatin has softened.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and stir until the gelatin completely dissolves and the mixture starts to steam, approximately 4-5 minutes. Avoid bringing it to a boil.
  3. Add the heavy whipping cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to the pan. Continue stirring for about 5 minutes until the sugar has fully dissolved and the mixture is again steaming.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  5. In a medium bowl with a pouring lip, add the sour cream. While whisking constantly, gradually pour in the warm cream mixture until smooth.
  6. Divide the mixture into six wine glasses or eight ramekins. Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours, or until fully set.

How to Make Berry Sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of the berries with the lemon juice and sugar. Bring the mixture to a low boil, stirring frequently, until it becomes syrupy, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining cup of fresh berries.
  3. Allow the sauce to cool to room temperature or until just barely warm.

Serving:

Once the panna cotta has set, spoon the berry sauce over the top of each serving. The contrasting colors and textures make this dessert as beautiful as it is delicious.

A rich and creamy panna cotta topped with a vibrant red raspberry sauce, garnished with a fresh raspberry and mint leaf, elegantly served in a clear glass with scattered raspberries and a vintage spoon on a marbled white background.

Panna cotta with raspberry sauce is an elegant, refreshing dessert that’s surprisingly easy to make. It’s a delightful end to any dinner party or a special treat to enjoy any time.

The combination of creamy panna cotta and tangy berry sauce is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Enjoy this luxurious dessert with family and friends, and watch it become a new favorite.

Two glasses of smooth panna cotta with a layer of red raspberry sauce on top, garnished with mint leaves, on a gray background with scattered raspberries.

Tips for Perfect Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce:

Chill Well: Refrigerate the panna cotta for at least 4-6 hours, or overnight, for the best firmness and texture.

Ensure Smoothness: Vigorously whisk the sour cream mixture with the warm cream to avoid lumps and achieve a creamy consistency.

Use Fresh Berries: Opt for high-quality fresh berries for the sauce to enhance flavor and presentation.

Serve Elegantly: Serve in glasses or demould onto plates, and garnish with fresh berries or mint for a sophisticated touch.

Prepare Ahead: Make the panna cotta a day ahead to ease preparation for events, ensuring a stress-free dessert experience.

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Velvety panna cotta with a luscious raspberry sauce in a glass, accompanied by fresh raspberries and mint leaves on a rustic white tray, with a soft-focus background.
Yield: 6 servings

Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chilling time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Silky panna cotta paired with a vibrant raspberry sauce, this dessert combines creamy texture and tart berries. Perfect for impressing guests. Chill to set, then top with fresh sauce for a stunning finish.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Panna Cotta:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 1/2 tsp unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup + 1 Tbsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream

Ingredients for Berry Sauce:

  • 2 cups mixed berries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Prepare Gelatin Mixture: In a medium saucepan, pour the milk and sprinkle the gelatin evenly over the surface. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes to allow the gelatin to soften.
  1. Dissolve Gelatin: Set the pan over medium-low heat and stir gently until the gelatin is fully dissolved and the mixture is just beginning to steam, about 4-5 minutes. Make sure not to let it boil.
  2. Add Cream and Flavorings: To the gelatin mixture, add the heavy whipping cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Continue to heat the mixture until it is steaming again, stirring occasionally to ensure the sugar dissolves completely. Again, avoid boiling.
  3. Cool the Mixture: Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for about 5 minutes, just until it's no longer piping hot.
  4. Incorporate Sour Cream: In a separate bowl, place the sour cream. Gradually whisk in the warm cream mixture until the combination is smooth and homogenous.
  5. Set the Panna Cotta: Divide the mixture evenly among six wine glasses or eight ramekins. Transfer them to the refrigerator and chill until the panna cotta is firm, which will take about 4 to 6 hours.
  6. Make the Berry Sauce: In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of mixed berries, granulated sugar, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until the mixture reaches a low boil and thickens into a syrup, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining cup of fresh berries. Let the sauce cool to room temperature.
  7. Serve: Once the panna cottas are set and fully chilled, spoon the cooled berry sauce over the top of each. This is best done right before serving to keep the presentation neat and vibrant.

Notes

Chill Well: Refrigerate the panna cotta for at least 4-6 hours, or overnight, for the best firmness and texture.

Ensure Smoothness: Vigorously whisk the sour cream mixture with the warm cream to avoid lumps and achieve a creamy consistency.

Use Fresh Berries: Opt for high-quality fresh berries for the sauce to enhance flavor and presentation.

Serve Elegantly: Serve in glasses or demould onto plates, and garnish with fresh berries or mint for a sophisticated touch.

Prepare Ahead: Make the panna cotta a day ahead to ease preparation for events, ensuring a stress-free dessert experience.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 438Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 116mgSodium 76mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 2gSugar 19gProtein 6g

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