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Panna Cotta With Red Wine Syrup Recipe

Panna Cotta With Red Wine Syrup Recipe - House & Home

An Italian dessert from from Top Chef star Fabio Viviani.

6 servings

3-1/2 tsp gelatin powder of 6 sheets gelatin
2 cups whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
6 tbsp brown sugar
Tiny pinch of fine salt
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract or the seeds of 1 vanilla pod

Wine Syrup
3 cups red wine
1/2 cup sugar or 1/2 cup honey
1 cinnamon stick
3 ribbons orange peel


Step 1: Put the gelatin and milk in a saucepan and let it bloom for about 20 minutes. Then add the cream, brown sugar and pinch of salt.

Step 2: Bring the mixture to a simmer over low heat, whisking to make sure the gelatin and sugar are dissolved. Then add the vanilla extract or seeds and whisk one more time.

Step 3: Transfer the cream mixture to a bowl and place the bowl in an ice bath for about 30 minutes to cool it down and help it thicken. Divide the mixture into 6 glasses and refrigerate for a minimum of 4-5 hours, preferably overnight.

Step 4: To prepare the wine syrup, place all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the liquid over medium heat to about 1/3 and cool it completely. Remove the orange peel.

Step 5: Serve the individual glasses of panna cotta with about 2 tbsp of wine syrup drizzled on top of each.

See more recipes from Fabio Viviani.

Reprinted with permission from Fabio Viviani's Fabio's Italian Kitchen (2013 Hyperion Books).


Fabio Viviani


Matt Armendariz

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