Panna Cotta. It sounds fancy and it tastes delicious but you'll never realize how simple it is to make. Only 5 ingredients in a restaurant-quality dessert. It is basically a gelatin dessert made with heavy cream. If you can make a box of jello you can make my Raspberry Panna Cotta. It just needs some heating and stirring. That's what makes this Panna Cotta Recipe easy.
Panna cotta used to be the dessert I would order anytime I saw it on a restaurant menu. Most of the time I prefer its cool creaminess to creme brulee (I don't love that burned sugar crust), cakes, ice creams, and almost all the rest.
Panna Cotta for the first time
I don't remember the first time I tried it but I think it was when I was in college and my best friend and I went to the ChikaLicious Dessert Bar in New York City. It was a splurge, $15 just for dessert, but it came in three courses and I couldn't resist trying it. A dessert app, dessert main dish, and dessert dessert? I was there. And it was amazing.
My Raspberry Panna Cotta is inspired by this recipe by David Leibovitz which was the first panna cotta I ever made at home.
Raspberry Panna Cotta
This is the ideal keto dessert because the base of it is heavy cream. It is like eating the best fat bomb you will ever try!
How to bloom gelatin:
Blooming gelatin can be tricky. There is nothing worse than biting into a rubbery chunk when enjoying a delicate dessert. Here are my steps to blooming gelatin.
- Sprinkle gelatin over cold water.
- Let sit for five minutes.
- Add boiling water and stir until the gelatin dissolves.
- To be safe you can strain it through a mesh sieve.
Real raspberry Puree
This is really the key ingredient for my raspberry panna cotta. But you can also sub in other fruit purees instead!
Any berry will work. Just puree and strain out the seeds.
Pink Desserts for Valentine's Day
It's great to get that beautiful pink color without using food coloring!
Just a few simple steps to make a restaurant quality dessert. That is what makes my Raspberry Panna Cotta so easy!
Make sure to try these Valentine's Day Keto Cookies too!
My Raspberry Panna Cotta is perfect for Valentine's Day or any other time of year.
More sweet treats for your Valentine:
- 1 cup raspberries
- 2 cups heavy cream
- ¼ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- 3 teaspoons powdered unflavored gelatin
- 4 tablespoons cold water
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 tablespoon Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes) ground into a powder or other powdered sweetener to taste
- Put the cold water in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with the gelatin. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes.
- Heat 1 cup of the raspberries until warm (do not discard the juice) and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Discard the pulp and seeds. Set the raspberry puree aside. Put the remaining raspberries in the fridge for later.
- Heat the cream and sweetener until the sweetener is dissolved. Remove from the heat. Whisk in the raspberry puree.
- Whisk vigorously whisking slowly pour the cream mixture over the gelatin. Stir until the gelatin dissolved. Divide between 6 small glass jars or ramekins.
- Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon sweetener to the raspberries. Divide between the now firm panna cottas. Store in the refrigerator.