Brown-Sugar Panna Cotta


This recipe from Chika Tillman of ChikaLicious dessert bar is made with Granny Smith Apple Sorbet and Calvados Gelee.


  • 2 ½ sheets gelatin

  • ½ cup packed light-brown sugar

  • 2 ¾ cups plus 3 tablespoons heavy cream

  • Granny Smith Apple Sorbet, for serving

  • Calvados Geleecubes, for serving

  • 1 ¼ cups prosecco, for serving


  1. Prepare an ice-water bath and set a medium bowl over it. Place gelatin in a bowl filled with enough cold water to completely cover; let soften.

  2. In a small saucepan, heat sugar and 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons heavy cream over medium heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Strain gelatin through a fine mesh sieve. Add gelatin to sugar mixture, along with remaining 1 3/4 cups heavy cream; stir to combine.

  3. Strain into bowl set over ice-water bath to cool. Transfer mixture to a 1-quart container and refrigerate panna cotta until set.

  4. Place two tablespoons panna cotta in each of 10 bowls. Garnish with sorbet and gelee cubes. Pour 2 tablespoons prosecco into each bowl and serve immediately.

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