A simple strawberry preparation completes the rich taste of the panna cotta. The strawberries simmer in balsamic vinegar to bring out that rich strawberry taste. One bite of this panna cotta recipe has an addictive sweetness that has a bit of sourness.

How To Make Panna Cotta With Balsamic Strawberries

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15 mins
5 mins
4 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin about 1 tbsp.
  • 2 tbsp. cold water
  • 2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup half and half
  • cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 pt. strawberries hulled, thinly sliced, baskets
  • 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  • In a very small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water and let stand about 1 minute to soften.
  • Heat gelatin mixture over low heat until gelatin is dissolved and remove pan from heat.
  • In a large saucepan, bring cream, half and half and sugar just to a boil over moderately high heat, stirring.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in gelatin mixture and vanilla.
  • Divide cream mixture among six 1/2 cup ramekins and cool to room temperature.
  • Chill ramekins, covered, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Dip ramekins, one at a time, into a bowl of hot water 3 seconds.
  • Run a thin knife around edge of each ramekin and invert ramekin onto center of a small plate.
  • Toss strawberries, vinegar, sugar and pepper in large bowl to combine.
  • Let stand 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  • Spoon strawberries over panna cotta and serve..

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1328IU | Vitamin C: 94mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 1mg