Panna Cotta is an old treat from the mountains of Italy, and you'll be so surprised how incredibly easy it is to make. It's luscious, has a silky texture, refreshing with subtle lemon flavor, and a great choice for family dinners or special company. Feel free to garnish with any fresh fruit that's in season if you desire.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs 15 mins
total:
4 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place lemon juice in a small bowl and sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over it. Let stand for about 15 minutes until gelatin softens.

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  • Combine heavy cream, sugar, and 2 tablespoons lemon zest in a saucepan over medium-low heat; bring to a simmer. Whisk in gelatin mixture until dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in orange liqueur.

  • Strain the cream mixture into a medium bowl and divide evenly among small glass bowls or ramekins.

  • Place uncovered panna cottas into the refrigerator until set, at least 4 hours. If time permits, cover the bowls with plastic wrap and chill overnight.

  • Garnish with remaining lemon zest before serving.

Nutrition Facts

488 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 21.4g 7% DV; fat 44g 68% DV; cholesterol 163mg 54% DV; sodium 47.8mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2019
We added more lemon juice. And easy enough for my grandson to make with adult supervision Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2019
We added more lemon juice. And easy enough for my grandson to make with adult supervision Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2019
Delicious! This is so good! I didn't have any Grand Marnier, so I used home made Limoncello that I had! Wow! This is delicious! I sliced fresh strawberries and put on top! Compliments the lemon flavor even more! Read More