Orange Panna Cotta

“Pair this easy refreshing dessert with whatever fresh fruit is available.”

-Katie Wetzel Murphy, AVV Brand Ambassador and Family Partner

2 cups heavy cream
1 cup half-and-half
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsps peeled chopped fresh ginger
zest of one orange
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
2 Tbsp. cold water
½ tsp. vanilla extract
fresh fruit

In a medium saucepan, stir together cream and half-and-half, sugar, ginger and orange zest. Continue to stir and bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes to infuse flavor. Strain through a sieve, pressing on ginger and zest, into a large measuring cup. Discard ginger and zest.
In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over water. Let stand about one minute to soften, Stir gelatin mixture into hot cream until completely dissolved. Stir in vanilla extract.

Place 6 custard cups, about ½ cup in size, on a tray. Pour cream mixture into cups. Cool to room temperature. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Serve in cups topped with fruit, accompanied by a glass of AVV Gewurz.