You only need 3 ingredients for this creamer panna cotta. Grab your favorite creamer, gelatin, and milk, and have an easy panna cotta to serve for dessert at your next dinner party.
My husband Cole’s Aunt Martha inspired this nontraditional panna cotta recipe and I’ve been so excited to share it. Martha called me one morning to tell me she had tested the most amazing (and easy) creamer panna cotta recipe and thought it would be a great Fit Foodie recipe. She was right! great one to share on the blog. She was right.
The best part of this recipe (other than only needing 3 ingredients) is that you determine the flavor and sweetness of the panna cotta based on what kind of creamer you use. We used a caramel macchiato, but choose your favorite creamer and go for it.
What is in Creamer Panna Cotta?
The tools you’ll need to make this panna cotta are ramekins, a saucepan, and a whisk. It truly is simple.
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Substitues & Variations
We used Starbucks’s brand Machiatto creamer, but you can use any brand or flavor. Change the flavor of the creamer based on who you’re serving it to,
This recipe has also been tested with dairy and dairy-free creamer. Both worked great. If you need a dairy-free option, you can use dairy-free milk as well.
Jazz up your panna cotta with toppings. Fresh berries, caramel, chocolate chips, a dusting of cinnamon, whatever your heart desires.
Tips for Creamer Panna Cotta
Be sure you grease the ramekins before pouring the panna cotta mixture to prevent sticking.
Be sure you heat the gelatin and milk until the gelatin dissolves. This is necessary for the panna cotta to melt.
We highly suggest letting the panna cotta sit overnight to ensure that it sets. If you need the panna cotta on the day of an event, try to make them as early in the day as possible to eat them in the evening.
To avoid any bubbling on the top of the panna cotta, try to place plastic wrap directly on top of the panna cotta mixture (touching the liquid). This will prevent the panna cotta setting with bubbles on top.
How to Store Panna Cotta
We suggest storing the panna cotta directly in the ramekins they are in. Let the panna cotta cool completely and then cover each ramekin with plastic wrap.
Store in the refrigerator until set or until you are ready to eat them.
Freezer Directions: We do not suggest freezing panna cotta.
Serve this panna cotta alongside other delicious desserts like peanut butter Twix cups, chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies, cookies and cream protein cottage cheese ice cream.
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Creamer Panna Cotta
- 1.5 cups sweetened creamer we used caramel macchiato Starbucks creamer
- 1 packet of unflavored gelatin 2 1/2 teaspoons or .25oz., we used Knox brand
- 2 cups 2% or whole milk
- Optional: caramel drizzle
- Spray small, 6 oz. ramekins with non-stick coconut oil spray. Set aside.
- Place the creamer in a bowl and sprinkle the gelatin on top to absorb.
- Bring the milk slowly to a boil and stir in the creamer gelatin mixture. Stir continuously until it begins to boil again.
- Transfer the mixture to the ramekins and then let it cool for 5 minutes. Cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or until it is set.
- Remove from the refrigerator and top with optional caramel drizzle.
Tips & Notes
- Any flavor of creamer will work for this recipe. The flavor of the creamer will determine the flavor of the pana cotta.
- You can make this recipe dairy-free by using almond milk or coconut milk in place of dairy milk. You can also use any dairy-free creamer.
- You can use larger ramekins, but you will have fewer panna cottas.