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The Best Panna Cotta You Will Ever Have

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"Got this from a restaurant I used to work at called Pizzeria 712 in Orem, Utah. It will knock your socks off! Super easy! Super fast!"
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7 h 50 m servings 268
Original recipe yields 16 servings (16 4-ounce ramekins)


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  1. Place sixteen 4-ounce ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Split vanilla bean lengthwise with the tip of a sharp knife. Holding the pod open, scrape seeds from each half using the flat side of your knife.
  3. Fill a large pot halfway with water and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  4. Combine vanilla pods, scraped beans, heavy cream, and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl that will fit snugly into the pot; whisk thoroughly to mix. Place bowl over simmering water; whisk until cream mixture is just warm and sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove bowl from heat and strain cream mixture using a fine-mesh strainer. Pour out hot water.
  6. Sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup water in a small bowl and stir quickly with a large toothpick until granules are separated. Pour gelatin into cream mixture and whisk thoroughly. Let sit until slightly cool, about 20 minutes.
  7. Whisk buttermilk thoroughly into cream mixture; pour into ramekins. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until set, at least 6 hours and preferably overnight.
  8. Place blueberries in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook until slightly toasted and starting to release their juices, about 5 minutes. Stir in orange juice and 1 cup sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook until mixture is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool until thickened and syrupy, about 30 minutes.
  9. Run a thin knife around the edges of each ramekin. Invert panna cotta onto serving plates. Serve topped with blueberry topping.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If gelatin mixture is lumpy in step 6, microwave very briefly until liquid and stir again.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 268 calories; 14.4 33.6 2.9 53 79 Full nutrition

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A very flavorful fresh Panna Cotta. The recipe was quick & easy to make! The only thing I would try different is add more gelatin. It could have been firmer, perhaps it is a difference in gelati...

I made this recipe for clients at a treatment facility and we all enjoyed it!

I’m pretty sure that I made this last year and it came out great.However? I made it twice already? the last couple weeks and it came out very liquidly?. One thing I did do was make my own butter...

I've made panna cotta so many times I've lost count, and this is a particularly good recipe. I've made it flavored (chocolate, lemon, coffee, etc) and I've made it without buttermilk. This is ...