Vanilla Panna Cotta


2 cups heavy cream

¼ cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 packet gelatin (about 2 ¼ teaspoons)

3 tablespoons cold water


In a small saucepan, heat heavy cream and sugar.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

Lightly grease 4 custard cups or 2 larger ramekins.

In a bowl, add cold water and sprinkle the gelatin on top.  Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes.

Pour the warm panna cotta mixture over the gelatin and stir until the gelatin is dissolved.

Divide the panna cotta mixture into the prepared cups or ramekins.

Chill in refrigerator for 4 hours or until panna cotta is firmly set.  Feel free to chill overnight.

To unmold, run a knife around the edge of the panna cotta and flip onto a plate.

Garnish with fresh fruit if desired. 

Serves 2 to 4.


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