Holiday Eggnog Panna Cotta

Easy fast fancy eggnog panna cotta

This festive twist on an Italian favorite dessert is sure to wow kids and adults alike.

Although it feels like a luxurious indulgence this panna cotta requires little investment in terms of time, skill, or effort. An almost foolproof recipe, it takes maybe 10 minutes to prepare (and 4 hours to overnight to chill). Plated with some fruit and a sprig of mint, people will think you slaved over a complicated recipe.

Heading to the store? Grab two ingredients. Literally, that’s it. Two.


1 envelope (.25 ounce) Knox unflavored gelatine (orange label, next to Jello at the store)

2 tablespoons water

3 cups premium Egg Nog (buy the good stuff, it’s worth it)


In a tiny saucepan (the smallest one you have) mix water and gelatin. Allow the gelatin to hydrate. Over low heat and stirring constantly, mix to a glue-like consistency. Pull off heat and reserve.

In a larger saucepan, bring eggnog to a low boil, stirring to ensure it doesn’t scorch. Add gelatin mixture and continue to stir, ensuring it is completely distributed.

Remove mixture from heat and ladle into 8 ramekins/bowls/wine glasses/cups.

Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.

If removing from a mould or ramekin, submerge the bowl in warm water (without letting the panna cotta to become wet) for a few minutes to allow it to release. Serve with berries, jam, or a marmalade.

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