Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Fresh Strawberries

*Disclosure: Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Bob’s Red Mill, Silpat, Quirk Books and Dixie Crystals/Imperial Sugar are providing the prizes free of charge. These companies are also providing the bloggers with samples and product to use for #VanillaWeek. All opinions stated are my own.

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta is a rich and creamy dessert with a smooth vanilla taste. Topped with fresh strawberries and you’re walking on air!

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta is a rich and creamy dessert with a smooth vanilla taste. Topped with fresh strawberries and you're walking on air!

Welcome to #VanillaWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections. I am so excited about this week-long event! The #VanillaWeek Bloggers have come together to focus on one of our favorite flavors – Vanilla. We hope you join us throughout the week where we will be sharing vanilla recipes from breakfasts, drinks, desserts and even savory dishes!

Panna cotta is a dessert that I usually order when I’m out to eat. I love it’s rich and creamy texture, the way that it seems to melt in my mouth. Vanilla bean panna cotta has been on my list of recipes to make for a very long time. It’s unbelievably easy to make, and you can be sure I’ll be making it more often. Instead of using regular extract, I decided to use Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste. That stuff is amazing!

With it’s simple ingredients, panna cotta can be changed up a dozen ways- all you have to do is use your imagination!

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta is a rich and creamy dessert with a smooth vanilla taste. Topped with fresh strawberries and you're walking on air!

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Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Fresh Strawberries #VanillaWeek
 
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Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta is a rich and creamy dessert with a smooth vanilla taste. Topped with fresh strawberries and you're walking on air!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 6 - ½ cup custard dishes, lightly buttered
  • 1 packet unflavored gelatin {1 tablespoon}
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons Nielsen Massey Vanilla Bean Paste
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle the gelatin onto the cold water in a small pan
  2. Let sit until absorbed
  3. Heat on low until gelatin is melted, about 2-3 minutes
  4. Remove from heat
  5. In a large saucepan, combine heavy cream, half and half and sugar
  6. Heat until just boiling
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the gelatin mixture
  8. Add vanilla bean paste, stirring until well combined
  9. Divide between 8 custard dishes
  10. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours in refrigerator
  11. Serve with fresh strawberries

 

 

Be sure to check out all these other amazing #VanillaWeek recipes!

Berry Vanilla and Yogurt Loaf Cake from Take A Bite Out of Boca.

Vanilla Glazed Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits from Frugal Foodie Mama.

I Love You Strawberry Cake from Hip Foodie Mom.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Casserole from It’s Yummi.

Strawberry Vanilla Cream Pie from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.

Vanilla Balsamic Roast Chicken Thighs from Pineapple and Coconuts.

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream from Cupcakes & Kale Chips.

Vanilla Bean Cream Puffs from Taste Cook Sip.

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Vanilla Cinnamon Candied Pecans from Big Bear’s Wife.

Vanilla Macarons from Love and Confections.

White Chocolate Dipped Snickerdoodles from Life Tastes Good.

 

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Comments

    • Rachel says

      And it’s SO rich and creamy! Thanks Alice!

  1. says

    Your panna cotta looks spectacular! I made some, too, for Wednesday’s post. So darn tasty!!!

    • Rachel says

      Thank you Liz! Can’t wait to see yours!

    • Rachel says

      Vanilla bean is awesome, yes? Creamy desserts are the best!

  2. says

    I love Panna Cotta – so perfectly creamy. Love that you did this for day 1! Thanks for participating and I can’t wait to see your next recipe!

    • Rachel says

      Thanks so much Terri! And thanks for including me in #VanillaWeek!

  3. says

    Don’t laugh…but I just tried panna cotta for the first time a few months ago at an Italian restaurant. It wasn’t nearly as pretty as yours though!

  4. Connie says

    Yum! I love creamy desserts–especially panna cotta and creme brulee. I haven’t made creme brulee yet but I did try making panna cotta–I couldn’t believe how simple it is! I made one last year for Valentine’s Day using a copper pudding mold found in my husband’s grandma’s stash (we cleaned out their home after she passed). Came out beautifully.

    • Rachel says

      Oh how cool- I love having things handed down from family! So glad you like my recipe!

  5. says

    Panna Cotta is a favorite dessert and I love the simple strawberry you put on top of it.

  6. says

    I’ve never had Panna Cotta before, but I think I will be trying it now! It sounds so good. It’s also really pretty. Nice job.

  7. says

    So elegant and easy to make ahead! A splendid dessert!

  8. Katie Clark says

    Love panna cotta! This looks great.

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