Thursday, August 6, 2009

Could this be any more beautiful on a hot summer day?!


Soft, delicate, silky, light - Panna Cotta is so easy, but it's so impressive. I've flavored this with coconut milk and added a sparkling, deep purple sauce that puts it over the top!


Panna Cotta
One 1/4-ounce packet of unflavored powdered gelatin
2 cups milk
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
One 13.5-ounces can unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract

Sprinkle the gelatin over
1/4 cup of the milk and set aside for 10 minutes. Combine the remaining 1 3/4 cups milk, the sugar, and the salt in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat. Whisk first the gelatin mixture, then the coconut milk, into the pan. Strain the panna cotta mixture through a fine sieve then pour it into eight 4-ounce ramekins or fancy glasses and chill overnight.

Blackberry-Lemon Sauce
2 cups frozen unsweetened blackberries,
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch salt
Juice and zest of one lemon

Place 1 1/2 cups berries into a saucepan. Add sugar, salt and zest and juice from the lemon. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking up berries. Remove from heat and allow to cool. When lukewarm stir in remaining berries, keeping them whole. Cool and serve over panna cotta or as a syrup.


  1. That looks like a nice cool an refreshing way to enjoy some fresh blackberries on a warm summer day!

  2. OMG! This looks amazing. Congratulations!

  3. That does look like a delicious summer recipe. I've never made anything quite like it before. I need to have a small party just to have people to feed it to!