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Learn how to make delicious desserts, like brownies, cobbler, pudding, and sorbet, with the easy step by step recipes in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- 2 tbsp. water
- 1 c. half and half
- 2 c. heavy cream
- ⅓ c. sugar
- 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 6 small custard cups or ramekins
- Fresh berries or fruit sauce
- Chocolate sauce
- Additional gelatin (optional)
- ½ vanilla bean (optional)
Dissolve the gelatin
Add the gelatin to the water in a small saucepan. Heat gently and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Then remove from heat.
Boil the cream
Bring the cream, half and half, and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir constantly to prevent scorching.
Add the vanilla and gelatin
Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract and gelatin mixture. Stir to combine.
Pour into molds
Pour the mixture into custard cups or ramekins.
Chill until set, at least six hours or overnight.
Dip each mold into hot water for a few seconds to loosen, and then invert your panna cotta onto a plate.
Serve with fresh berries, fruit sauce, or chocolate sauce.