Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta – Vanilla beans, strawberries and cream make this easy, light and luscious dessert worthy of a standing O! Perfect for the Holidays if you need a dessert to impress!
Yield: 6 servings
5 from 1 vote

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Strawberries

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Chill Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta – Vanilla beans, strawberries and cream make this easy, light and luscious dessert worthy of a standing O! Perfect for the Holidays if you need a dessert to impress!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups fat free milk
  • 1 vanilla bean (split open)
  • 2 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin (Knox)
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half cream
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries (hulled and halved)
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar

Instructions

  • Place the fat free milk in a medium heavy saucepan with the seeds from the vanilla bean.
  • Sprinkle the gelatin over the milk and let it stand for 10 minutes to soften the gelatin grains.
  • In the meantime, prepare an ice bath in a large plastic bowl.
  • After 10 minutes have passed, heat the saucepan and stir over medium heat just until the gelatin dissolves but the milk does not boil, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the half & half cream, 5 tbsp sugar and salt.
  • Whisk well and and leave until the mixture is hot, but do not let it come to a boil, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, then transfer the liquid into a clean, metal medium-sized bowl.
  • Place the bowl in the ice bath to cool for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the mixture begins to thicken.
  • Divide the mixture evenly, about 1/2 cup each between 6 small dessert bowls or glass parfait glasses, then cover each with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 4 to 6 hours or overnight.
  • 1 hour before serving, combine sugar and halved strawberries in a medium bowl, tossing to coat.
  • Cover and chill, tossing strawberries occasionally.
  • Drain strawberries before serving.
  • When ready to eat, spoon the fresh strawberries over the panna cotta and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1panna cotta with 1/4 cup strawberries, Calories: 158kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 48mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 19g
Freestyle Points: 7
Points +: 4