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Panna Cotta with Mixed Berries Recipe

Panna Cotta with Mixed Berries Recipe

Looking for something new to end meals? Panna cotta, Italian for "cooked cream," is a silky dessert that’s often flavored with vanilla. This delicious version from Mary Bergfeld of Eugene, Oregon features a sweet berry-wine sauce you won’t soon forget!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup water
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups frozen unsweetened mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup port wine or grape juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries


  • 1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over milk; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Stir in extract.
  • 2. Pour into six 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate until set.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring water and sugar substitute to a boil. Add the frozen berries and wine or juice; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes. Mash and strain berries, reserving juice. Discard seeds.
  • 4. Return juice to the pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until sauce is reduced to 3/4 cup. Transfer to a bowl; cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • 5. Unmold panna cotta onto dessert plates. Serve with sauce and fresh berries. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 174 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 milk.