Pomegranate Panna Cotta
Pomegranate Panna Cotta is an easy, yet striking dessert. Creamy, orange flavored chilled cream is layered with a pomegranate jello and served in individual glasses. A festive and fun holiday dessert that can be made a day ahead and can sit refrigerated until ready to serve.
If you’re entertaining this holiday season. Wow your holiday guests with this pomegranate panna cotta (Italian for cooked cream) with it’s impressive presentation.
The panna cotta fancy layering effect is acheived by angling the glass and pouring in the cream mixture and allowing to set with the glass angled (see picture below).
Pomegranate juice with gelatin is then added on top of the set panna cotta, garnish with a couple of pomegranate seeds and that’s it.
Any type of glasses can be used, I used 4″ x 1 1/2″ shot glasses which hold 2.5 ounces/1/3 cup of liquid. You don’t have to angle them to let the panna cotta set, it will be just as pretty if you leave the glasses on a flat surface. I used my trusty milk jug to pour the cream mixture into the glasses which helps.
How long does it take panna cotta to set?
The panna cotta mix is poured into shot glasses and refrigerated for at least 2 hours. The pomegranate topping is poured on top of the set panna cotta then refrigerated for another 2 hours until set.