Written by Paula –
Please enjoy today’s guest post by Paula of Bell’alimento.
Panna Cotta is one of my favorite desserts. It’s my go to entertaining dessert because it’s SO easy and can be made WELL in advance of your event. I’m on a mission to let people know how ridiculously easy this classic Italian dessert it to make at home. It’s not just a restaurant dessert. Nope. You can pull this little beauty together in less than 15 minutes active working time and for WAY less than what it will set you back in those fancy schmancy restaurants.
Panna Cotta is Italian for cooked cream. You can take a very basic vanilla panna cotta recipe and turn it into just about any flavor your heart desires. The flavor possibilities are truly limitless. Not to mention the presentation possibilities. If the idea of un-molding panna cotta scares you more than creepy Halloween costumes, then no worries. Just serve it in pretty glasses. Crisis averted.
Speaking of Halloween and all things pumpkin, we’ve put together sugar and spice and everything nice to make this Pumpkin Spice Panna Cotta. We love it and think you will, too.
We’ve substituted half of the cream with 1 cup Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Flavor NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer! See, you can use creamer for more than your coffee!
Next time you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert perfect for fall, try Our Pumpkin Spice Panna Cotta.
Ingredients for 6 Servings:
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 envelope (7 grams) unflavored gelatin
- 3 tablespoons ice cold water
- 1 cup Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Flavor NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
- Orange slices (optional)
- Crushed gingersnap cookies (optional)
SPRAY six 4-ounce ramekins or custard cups with nonstick cooking spray.
SPRINKLE gelatin over water in a small bowl; let stand for about 5 minutes or until softened.
WHISK Coffee-mate, cream and pumpkin in a 2-quart saucepan; cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until warm. When warm, add gelatin mixture to Coffee-mate mixture; whisk until gelatin is completely dissolved.
POUR mixture into prepared ramekins or custard cups. Refrigerate for 4 to 5 hours.
SERVE in ramekins topped with orange slices and crushed cookies. Or, to unmold, run a small knife around inside of each ramekin, then dip ramekin bottoms in hot water for about 15 seconds and pat dry. Place dessert plates over ramekins; invert and shake gently to loosen.
NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Holiday Flavors are available late September through early January each year.
- Pumpkin Spice Panna Cotta
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- LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
- Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Flavor NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer
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