No trip to Italy is complete without devouring at least one Panna Cotta, ehm … per day? Then there are times when you can’t travel but still cherish a classic Italian dessert. And here again, a delicious Panna Cotta is prepared literally in minutes and will take you to dessert heaven once it comes out of the fridge again.
Based on just three ingredients, cooking/whipping cream, sugar and gelatin, the classic Panna Cotta is one of the easiest desserts to prepare. It is also likely the most versatile, playing around with versions based on milk, buttermilk, coconut milk, adding additional flavours to the mix like fruit puree, syrups or accompany with all sorts of fresh fruits, fruit sauces and more.
If like me, you like to add a little bit of booze to your dessert, this easy Limoncello Panna Cotta recipe is perfect for you.
Limoncello Panna Cotta
3 sheets white gelatin
1 organic lemon
400 ml cooking cream
60 g sugar
6 tablespoons limoncello
Soak the gelatin in cold water for 10 minutes.
In a saucepan, combine cooking cream, sugar grated zest of ½ lemon. Bring to boil over medium heat, then reduce heat further and let simmer for another 3-4 minutes. Take from the heat.
Wring out the gelatin, then add to the hot cream and let dissolve completely.
Add limoncello and 2 tablespoons lemon juice and stir gently.
Fill in 4 small bowls and refrigerate until completely set (between 4 to 6 hours) or better overnight.
Serve with fresh berry fruits.