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Orange Panna Cotta, Classic Italian Dessert Winter Special

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Orange Panna Cotta is creamy and fresh dessert, one of the best ideas you can make for your family! If you like easy no bake desserts, this recipe is for you. Beautiful dessert in a glass. It is a classic recipe for easy, rich and creamy Italian Panna Cotta. I make this every time when I need an impressive, quick dessert! Christmas is coming, this is one great option.
I am sure you know that Panna Cotta means ‘cooked cream’ in Italian. It includes very few ingredients, and is basically a simple mixture of cream, sugar, and a flavor of your choice. Gelatin is added to set the mixture and create a custard-like consistency. The final product is rich and silky smooth.
When ready it looks and tastes fancy! The fresh orange juice makes every creamy spoonful perfectly sweet and tangy. We love these mini desserts for parties! They are elegant and surprisingly simple. Panna Cotta can be made in advance so it is perfect for entertaining! Serve it in tiny shot glasses for a larger gathering (think: birthday parties , bridal shower, potluck, etc.).
Garnish with some mint, chocolate curls and fresh orange cubes on top. This keeps well for several days in the refrigerator
Hope you enjoy my secret family recipe! Lets begin 🙂

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking time: 45 min
Servings: 3
Difficulty Level: Easy

Ingredients & Method for Orange Panna Cotta Recipe


For Orange Part:
1. Fresh Orange Juice – 1 cup
2. Agar Agar Powder – 2 tsp
3. Sugar – 1 tsp

For Cream Part:
1. Whole milk – 1 cup
2. Whole milk cream – 1 cup
3. Sugar – 2 tbsp or according to your taste
4. Agar Agar Powder – 2 tsp

Garnish: Mint leaves, Chocolate sprinkles

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1. Fresh orange juice. Sieve the juice to remove any skins or seeds.

2. Add juice in a pan add agar agar powder and sugar and mix well. Cook in a pan on a low heat for 2-5 minutes. Let it cool a little.

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3. Put kitchen towel in a bowl and place the glasses so that you can fill them under an angle. Fill half of each glass with orange juice. Leave to set in the fridge.

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4. Dissolve Agar in warm milk. Mix it with heavy cream, stir in sugar and vanilla essence. Cook on a low heat 2-3 minutes, then let it cool for about 10-15 minutes.

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5. When the orange juice is set, remove the glasses from the bowl and fill with milk and cream mixture.

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6. Leave the panna cotta in the fridge for an hour until set or overnight.

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7. Decorate with mint leaves and chocolate. Serve.

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