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Panna Cotta

This is a traditional Italian dessert. Serve it with fresh fruit for rave reviews. This is particularly delicious with fresh Blueberry Sauce.




1 envelope (7 grams) unflavored gelatin powder

2 tablespoons water

2 cups half and half or whole milk*

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt or low fat sour cream

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla




In a medium heavy saucepan, combine gelatin powder and water. Stir to soften gelatin. Gradually add remaining half & half or milk while stirring with a whisk to mix well. Add sugar.


Cook over medium heat, while stirring constantly, until mixture come to a rolling boil. Cool until mixture is warm but not hot. Add sour cream and vanilla. Stir to mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Note: *For extra calories, use cream


Serves 8


Nutritional Information Per Serving

Prepared with Half and Half


Calories 200

Fat, gm.  8

Protein, gm. 4

Carbs, gm.   28

Cholesterol, mg. 30

Fiber, gm. 0

Prepared with Whole Milk


Calories 165

Fat, gm.  4

Protein, gm. 5

Carbs, gm.   28

Cholesterol, mg. 20

Fiber, gm. 0