Vanilla panna cotta is a traditional Italian dessert that consists of a silky smooth, creamy custard that is set with gelatin. The dessert is typically served chilled and topped with fruit or a fruit sauce.
To make vanilla panna cotta, cream, sugar, and vanilla bean or extract are heated together in a saucepan until the sugar has dissolved. Gelatin is then added and stirred until it dissolves completely. The mixture is then poured into serving dishes, chilled in the refrigerator until it is set, and then topped with fruit or a fruit sauce before serving.
The texture of the panna cotta is creamy and smooth, with a delicate vanilla flavor. It is a simple and elegant dessert that can be made in advance and is perfect for dinner parties or special occasions.