Looking for a deceptively simple, yet impressive dessert? Look no further than this strawberry panna cotta! I developed this recipe when planning out a Super Mario Bros. theme dinner. However, you can use this bright pink gelatin for other themes as well! Pour the panna cotta directly into serving dishes, like the coupe glasses used here. You can also use any shaped mold that fits your theme! If using molds, dip the bottom into hot water for a few seconds so the panna cotta will release more easily. (But not too long, you don’t want to lose detail.)
Easy Roasted Strawberry Panna Cotta
- 16 oz Fresh strawberries hulled and halved
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp powdered gelatin
- Preheat oven to 300℉. Place your containers in the fridge to chill.
- Place strawberries on baking sheet lined with foil or a silicone baking mat (not totally necessary but it makes clean up sooooo much easier). Drizzle honey over strawberries.
- Roast strawberries for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Once strawberries are cool enough to handle, but still warm, scrape berries and juices into a blender. Pulse until pureed. OPTIONAL: At this point, you could store the puree in an air tight container in the fridge for a couple days.
- In a medium pot over medium heat, add strawberry puree and cream. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often.
- In a small bowl, mix together sugar and gelatin powder. (This step helps prevent clumping.) Sprinkle mixture into strawberry puree and cream and mix well. Simmer 2-3 more minutes.
- Pour mixture into a bowl and whisk every 4 minutes until room temperature. OPTIONAL: When pouring into the bowl, pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds. Your patience will be rewarded with a silky smooth final product.
- Portion mixture into your chilled containers (roughly 1/2 cup per dish)
- Chill in fridge for 2 to 3 hours until set. Top with diced fresh fruit, small candies, or even cereal!