Italian Cakes & Dessert Recipes

How to Make the Famous Italian PANNA COTTA DESSERT

Panna Cotta is a light, silky delicious Italian dessert which is believes to have originated in the Northern Italian region of Piedmont.

It is usually served with berries, chocolate or a caramel sauce. It is made by blending a heavy whipping cream, gelatin , honey and sugar.

There are many reasons to love this dessert. You can create a large spectrum of richness.

You can create a light fluffy dessert or a rich creamy one. Flavor the panna cotta itself or just top it with various toppings.

My favorite topping is berries.

Sweet strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are a perfect combination of flavor to go with this simple recipes.

This dessert is great served with a nice Moscato or even a Prosecco.

You could go as far as flavoring the panna cotta with the prosecco.. What ever you decide I am sure you’ll love it.





  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 Tbs of unflavored gelatin powder
  • 3 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1 Tbs of sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of assorted berries


  • Pour the milk in a a medium size bowl.

  • Add the gelatin and set aside.

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the cream, honey and sugar.

  • Bring the mixture to a full boil carefully watch so it doesn’t foam over.

  • Pour the milk and gelatin mixture into the cream and stir until completely dissolved.

  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extracts.

  • Pour the mixture into 6 ramekin bowls.

  • Let the mixture cool down at room temperature.

  • Cover the ramekins with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 6 hours before serving.

  • Spoon the fresh berries over the top before serving.

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