Serve this creamy Italian dessert with a top layer of fresh strawberry sauce to highlight its sweet and tangy flavors. The smooth and velvety texture of the panna cotta combined with the deliciousness of the strawberries creates a delicious combination. For a delicious crunch, we recommend serving it alongside our homemade salted almond slivers. These crunchy and savory cookies perfectly complement the delicious dessert, offering a pleasant contrast in taste and texture. Be ready to be transported to a world of pure dessert bliss with this delicious combination!
- 3 gelatin sheets
- 450 ml double cream
- 200 ml whole milk
- 100g white powdered sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
- 400g strawberries, peeled and halved, or quartered if they are very large
- 1½ tsp cornstarch
- 50g white powdered sugar
- Soak gelatine sheets in cold water for about 5 minutes.
- Mix cream, milk and sugar in a pan.
- Cut open the vanilla pod, scrape out the pulp and add both the pulp and the pod to the cream mixture.
- Gently heat the mixture until it is hot but not bubbling.
- Squeeze out excess liquid from the gelatine sheets and add them one at a time to the hot cream, stirring until dissolved.
- Let the mixture cool for 20 to 30 minutes, leaving the vanilla beans hanging in it.
- Strain the mixture through a sieve into 6 serving glasses and chill for at least 3 hours.
- Mix strawberries, cornstarch and sugar in a saucepan.
- Cook the strawberry mixture over medium heat for 4-5 minutes until the released juice thickens and the strawberries become soft.
- Set the cooked strawberries aside to cool completely.
- After cooling, top the finished panna cottas with the strawberry mixture.
- Refrigerate until serving.
Equipment and tools
- Medium sized pot
- measuring cup
- measuring spoon
- gelatin sheets
- Serving glasses or ramekins
This strawberry panna cotta recipe may contain dairy and corn. Please check the labels of the ingredients used to ensure they are appropriate for your dietary needs.
Storage and leftovers
Once prepared, the strawberry panna cotta can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To serve leftovers, simply remove from the refrigerator and enjoy chilled.
Health Benefits of Strawberry Panna Cotta
The delicious strawberry panna cotta not only satisfies your taste buds but also offers numerous health benefits. This creamy dessert made from fresh strawberries offers a delicious treat while also containing important nutrients. Let’s explore some of the health benefits of including strawberry panna cotta in your diet.
1. Rich in antioxidants
Strawberries, one of the main ingredients in this dessert, are full of antioxidants that protect your body from harmful free radicals. These antioxidants, such as vitamin C and various phytochemicals, help strengthen your immune system and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
2. Improves digestive health
The addition of corn flour in strawberry panna cotta provides a good source of fiber. Fiber helps maintain a healthy digestive system by promoting bowel movement regularity and preventing constipation. It also supports the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, improving overall gut health.
3. Supports heart health
The combination of double cream and whole milk in this dessert contributes to its creamy texture while providing essential nutrients. Whole milk contains calcium, potassium and magnesium, which are beneficial for maintaining a healthy heart. These minerals help regulate blood pressure, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and promote strong bones.
4. Promotes skin health
Strawberries are known for their vitamin C content, a powerful antioxidant that plays an important role in collagen synthesis. Collagen is a protein responsible for maintaining skin elasticity and preventing premature aging. By consuming strawberry panna cotta, you can help nourish your skin and achieve a healthy, glowing complexion.
5. Energy booster
This delicious dessert contains natural sugar from strawberries and white powdered sugar, which can provide an energy boost when needed. The combination of simple and complex carbohydrates ensures a consistent release of energy, making strawberry panna cotta a perfect treat that will keep you energized throughout the day.
Enjoy the amazing taste and numerous health benefits that strawberry panna cotta has to offer. Treat yourself to this creamy dessert without feeling guilty, knowing that it can be a beneficial addition to a balanced diet.