Passionfruit Panna Cotta
Summer is just around the corner and for sure, we will be once again looking for something to beat the heat. It may not be enough to turn the air conditioner on to the maximum. One way that we always do is to eat or drink cold food or refrigerated drinks. But enough with ice cream and carbonated drinks. We always hear that they are not so healthy.
One recipe that you should try on a hot and sunny day is our version of the panna cotta. It can be a delicious snack or a dessert. It is about mixing the ingredients and refrigerating them. It’s extremely easy to prepare. But mind you, even if it has simple ingredients and procedures, the satisfaction that it can give you is simply amazing.
Panna cotta is an Italian dessert or snack that is made from sweetened cream thickened with gelatin. It is usually flavored with coffee and vanilla. In this recipe, we are using passionfruit pulp. The combination is just so perfect. The passionfruit adds an immense amount of freshness and flavor to the panna cotta.
2 cups of milk and cream, 1 cup milk and 1 cup cream
¼ cup of Caster sugar
2 tsp. of gelatin
2 tbsp. of water
2 tbsp. of passionfruit pulp, (you can add more)
½ – 1 tbsp. of Caster sugar
½ tbsp. of Cointreau or Grand Marnier
- In a small bowl with water, sprinkle gelatin powder and soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, pour milk and add sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until it starts to boil. Remove saucepan from heat.
- Add the soaked gelatin and mix until it dissolves. Pour in the cream and combine.
- Toss in passionfruit pulp and stir.
- Pour the mixture into serving glasses or jelly molds. Refrigerate until they are all set.
- To make passion fruit sauce, mix passion fruit and caster sugar. This is ideal for children. For Adults Cointreau or Grand Marnier can be your options.
- Serve your Panna Cotta with the sauce.
- It is best to separate the milk and cream into two cups. This way, you can add the cold cream to the heated mixture and sugar. This will allow the mixture to get cold faster before refrigerating your panna cotta. Otherwise, you can mix the two together and heat the mixture to dissolve the sugar. This second option will take longer to cool before refrigerating it.
- You can also remove the seeds of the passion fruit if you like to. But if you want something nutty on your panna cotta, it should stay that way. The seeds may also add some color.
The use of passionfruit pulp does not only make this version of the panna cotta distinct in taste and flavor. It is also a healthier alternative. Passionfruit has many health benefits to the body and one of them is its ability to relax and induce sleep. Indeed, it can be the perfect dessert after a stressful day.