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Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

This is the only panna cotta recipe you will need!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chilling time4 hrs
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Calories: 490kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 teaspoons gelatin
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • tiny pinch salt
  • 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise to remove the seeds or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste


  • Pour milk and heavy cream into a sauce pan. Sprinkle with gelatin and then set aside for ten minutes.
  • Prepare an ice bath to set the gelatin in after you heat it. To make the bath, just add ice and a little cold water in a bowl.
  • Heat the milk to 135 degrees. Medium heat for about 7 minutes. I brought mine to a boil for a minute too.
  • Remove from heat and then add sugar, salt and vanilla.
  • Place the sauce pan in the ice bath and whisk frequently. It will get a little thicker, but I found that it was still pretty liquidly when I poured it into my ramekins.
  • Place 6 ramekins on a baking sheet and pour the cream into them.
  • Refrigerate about 4 hours until it's a custard consistency and then garnish how you want!!


Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 142mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1815IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 0mg