Berry Panna Cotta
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Recipe type: Puddings & Trifles
Serves: 6
  • 3 cups half-and-half, divided
  • 3 tsp powdered gelatin
  • ⅓ cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • nonstick spray
  1. First, prepare your 6 ramekins or jars by lightly spraying them with nonstick spray and using a paper towel to remove the excess. Set aside for now.
  2. In a medium pot, combine 1 cup of the half-and-half and the gelatin. Stir to combine, and let stand for 5-10 minutes undisturbed to allow the gelatin to bloom.
  3. After 5-10 minutes, place the pot on the stove on low heat and start whisking the mixture. As the milk warms, the gelatin will dissolve. Make sure the milk does not boil! It should always be around body temperature.
  4. After a couple of minutes, gelatin should be dissolved... you can rub a little bit between your fingers to ensure that it's smooth and not grainy!
  5. Whisk in the sugar, and continue heating on low until this is also dissolved.
  6. Now, remove pot from heat and whisk in the remaining half-and-half, vanilla and pinch of salt.
  7. Using half of the prepared panna cotta mixture, fill all your jars about halfway and set them in the fridge to solidify. Keep the remaining mixture out at room temperature { it will not solidify unless it's really cold, I promise!}
  8. While the first layer of panna cotta sets, prepare the fruit. Wash and dry the berries thoroughly, and chop the strawberries into small cubes.
  9. After 45-60 minutes, the first layer of panna cotta should be mostly solid. Sprinkle the berries in the jars, dividing evenly, then top with the remaining panna cotta mixture. Return to the fridge for at least another hour before serving.
  10. If you are wanting to transport the jars and need to close them with the lids, make sure you do so right before leaving! Otherwise the jars will collect a bunch of condensation and you will have an unappetizing puddle of water sitting on top of the panna cotta :) Serve cold!
Recipe by The Baking Fairy at