Do you know what panna cotta is? It’s like creamy jell-o. But not. It’s like mousse, and ice cream, and pudding. But not. There really isn’t anything like it. I’ve seen panna cotta recipes a gazillion times, and even thought of making it many many times before. But I always chickened out imagining it was difficult. I read a few different recipes, blogs, and tips from some of my favorite cookbook authors before built up the confidence and reassure me it wasn’t as difficult as I had built up in my head. They all said it’s super easy to make, so I trusted them. They were so right. This my first attempt at panna cotta and I nailed it! And I feel like a complete terd for not making it sooner. I love this stuff and it may replace my ice cream obsession. Maybe.
It is sooooo easy and versatile. You can change the flavors, adjust the sweetness, etc… For this particular batch I wanted to keep it simple, since it was my first time. Just a simple yogurt panna cotta with fresh berries, and a dark chocolate sauce to really complete it.
You guys, seriously, this was divine. Super smooth and creamy. But not overly sweet or heavy. It’s amazing how heavy cream can be so light. Like I said, this is on the brink of my new obsession, it’s too good not to make over and over again.
Recipe adapted from Ina Garten