Panna Cotta with Blueberries


SourceAdapted from Joy of Cooking
Prep time4 hours
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time4 hours, 30 minutes


The refreshing answer to a pudding, since there's almost no stirring over heat. Chilled, they are easy to make ahead.


3 tablespoons
2 1/4 teaspoons
gelatin, unflavored
1 1/2 cup
heavy cream
1 cup
milk, whole
1/2 cup
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract


Lightly grease six small cups or molds. Pour water into a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin on top. Let stand for 5 minutes to soften. Combine heavy cream, milk, and sugar in a saucepan. Stirring, bring to a boil over medium high heat. Remove from the heat and add the gelatin, stirring for 1 minute until completely dissolved. Stir in vanilla.

Pour the mixture into the prepared cups and refrigerate until firmly set, about 3 hours. (These can be refrigerated for up to 3 days if covered with plastic wrap). Turn upside down and unmold onto small plates to serve. Top with mounds of fresh local blueberries (or other fresh fruit in season).