Caramel Panna Cotta

  • Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 1h 20m

6 servings

This version goes beyond the usual vanilla and is easier because it's not unmolded. For some extra pizzazz, pile diced fresh bananas onto each pudding and drizzle with a little extra caramel.


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Large pinch of coarse (kosher) salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine sugar, 1/2 cup water and corn syrup in heavy medium saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves, brushing down any undissolved sugar crystals from sides of pan with wet pastry brush. Increase heat and boil without stirring until syrup is deep amber color, continuing to brush down sides of pan occasionally with wet pastry brush and swirling pan for even coloring, about 10 to 11 minutes. Turn off heat.

Add remaining 1/2 cup water (mixture will bubble up vigorously). Using clean wooden spoon, stir caramel until smooth. If necessary, set pan over very low heat and stir until any hard caramel bits dissolve. Pour caramel into small bowl. Cool caramel, cover and let stand at room temperature up to 3 days (caramel will thicken slightly).

Place milk in small ramekin; sprinkle gelatin over. Let stand until gelatin softens, at least 15 minutes. Stir whipping cream, 2/3 cup caramel and salt in heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat until caramel dissolves and mixture comes to simmer. Add gelatin mixture; turn off heat. Stir until gelatin dissolves, about 2 minutes. Mix in vanilla. Pour into large bowl and refrigerate until cool, stirring every 5 minutes, about 40 minutes.

Divide among 6 wine goblets. Cover; refrigerate at least 6 hours and up to 2 days.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4249

nutrition information per serving

524 calories; 33g total fat; 124mg cholesterol; 72mg sodium; 56g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 3g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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