We’re big fans of Italian cuisine, so of course Panna Cotta is a dessert at the top of our list we love to make when we have guests over.
We both have always loved Italian food, but since we’ve met it has an extra special place in our hearts. Our second date was actually in Rome during a weekend trip we took together (perks of meeting each other abroad in Ireland during an academic exchange & for cheap Ryanair flights). It was our first foodie adventure together. We actually returned together one summer to explore the north of Italy as well, where we experienced even more memorable food adventures. So making Italian dishes at home brings back great memories.
Panna Cotta is simple & fast to make, and it still provides the wow factor at dinner parties. It’s just a few ingredients simmering together on the stove, then cooled down in the fridge.This chilled dessert is simple yet elegant. Try it out and let us know what you think!
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
⅓ cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 pack of gelatin
Heat up the heavy cream in a medium pot with the sugar. Dissolve the gelatin in the milk in a separate bowl. Add the milk gelatin mix to the heavy cream and let it simmer for one minute. Take it off the stove put it in a dish of your desired form and let it cool down. Once it is cooled down to room temperature cover it with plastic wrap and transfer it in the fridge for at least 4 hours (we recommend leaving it in the fridge over night).
Add strawberries, blackberries and raspberries in a small pot with two tablespoons of water and cook on high heat. Mash the berries and mix until it reaches the desired consistency.