How To Make Chai Panna Cotta

There are a lot of reasons why panna cotta is one of our favorite desserts. It’s relatively harmless and inexpensive to make. It’s beautiful and can be dressed up or down any way you want to. Seriously, have some fun with it. And perhaps the thing we love most about this traditional Italian dessert is that you can go wild and get creative with the flavors. We’ve seen everything from a more traditional vanilla or chocolate panna cotta to pumpkin, sweet potato and white chocolate hazelnut. That’s why we’re excited to feature one of our favorite creations: the chai panna cotta. A touch of the spiced Indian tea adds enough flavor to pack a little bit of a punch without being too overwhelming while sugar and vanilla round it out nicely. What you’re left with a gorgeously presented and phenomenally tasting dessert that will impress all those who take a bite.

So follow along with our pastry chef in this online baking class as she shows you how to make an incredible chai panna cotta. Bust is out at your next friendly gathering or dinner party and it’ll surely be a hit!

Chai Tea Panna Cotta

2 chai tea bags
¾ cup water
1 ¼ cups heavy cream
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoons powdered gelatin

1. Soften the gelatin in 2 tablespoons of water and set aside.
2. In a sauce pot warm the water and add the teas bags, let steep until the tea is strong. Add the cream and sugar and warm until the mixture just begins to boil. Take off the heat and add the softened gelatin. Mix until dissolved. Pour into lightly oiled ramekins and chill for 2-3 hours until well set.
3. To unmold place the ramekin in hot water and invert panna cotta to release.
4. Plate with fresh fruit and sauce

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