Maple-Blackberry Yogurt Panna Cotta (Giveaway)
Today I’ve got a dreamy creamy Panna Cotta Recipe to tempt your taste buds. This Maple Yogurt Panna Cotta is served with a tart blackberry maple gel on the bottom (or top!)
I could eat yogurt every day, and usually do.
It’s one of the few convenience foods you can feel good about consuming. Loaded with calcium, protein and probiotics, I never hesitate to grab a yogurt cup first thing in the morning, or to pack them in my kid’s lunch boxes.
Recently I discovered a new yogurt I’m CRAZY about, Brown Cow Cream Top Greek Yogurt.
Have you heard of it?
Imagine rich tart Greek yogurt with an indulgent layer of cream on top, that you scoop through to get to the yogurt. Doesn’t that sound good???
The cream top reminds me of farm-fresh dairy with the thick layer of cream floating above the milk.
Brown Cow has been carefully crafting ultra creamy yogurt for well over 30 years. Their all-natural products are made in small batches and never contain preservatives, artificial flavors or colors, or even refined sugar. Brown Cow products are extremely unique because they are: kosher, gluten free, contain live active cultures, no growth hormones, are American Humane Certified, and carry the Real California Milk seal.
To top it all, TOMORROW August 18th, every Whole Foods store across the nation will be offering free samples of Cream Top Greek Yogurt… and great coupons!
If you are a yogurt lover, like me, make sure to swing by Whole Foods tomorrow and see what all the fuss is about.
You won’t be sorry.
Yet for today, you’ll have to make due with goggling over photos of smooth heavenly Yogurt Panna Cotta with fresh Blackberry Maple Gel.
I’ve used Brown Cow’s Maple Cream Top Greek Yogurt in this luscious panna cotta recipe. The maple yogurt has a delicate flavor that perfectly complements the blackberry maple preserves, acting as a platform for the tender mounds of panna cotta.
Plus, this yogurt panna cotta is ridiculously simple to make.
If you can use a blender and wait patiently for it to chill in the fridge, you are pretty much a yogurt panna cotta pro. *wink*
You can serve this panna cotta recipe straight out of the ramekins or mugs, with the blackberry gel on top, or gently release the yogurt panna cotta from the molds for silky domes of yogurt bliss with the blackberries on the bottom.
Either way, it’s divine!
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes + 4 hours chill time
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Panna Cotta Recipe
Maple Yogurt Panna Cotta with Blackberry Gel
1 cup half and half
1 packet unflavored gelatin, divided
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 - 6 oz. cups Brown Cow Maple Cream Top Greek Yogurt
1 1/3 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup water
3 Tb. maple syrup
1 pinch salt
1/2 tsp. orange zest
In a small bowl, mix 1 tsp. gelatin granules into 1/4 cup half and half. Allow the gelatin mixture to sit for at least 5 minutes.
In a separate medium bowl, mix the yogurt and sugar together.
Heat the remaining half and half until scolding hot, then pour into the gelatin mixture and beat with an immersion blender. *This could be done in a regular blender, but make sure to open the vent on top and cover with a clean towel.)
Pour the half and half into the yogurt mix and blend again until smooth. Pour the liquid yogurt panna cotta into 4 - 6 oz. ramekins or short wide mugs.
Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.
Once the panna cotta sets, combine the blackberries, water, 3/4 tsp. gelatin, maple syrup, pinch of salt and orange zest in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, lower the temperature, and simmer for about 5 minutes to thicken.
Allow the blackberry gel to cool for 10 minutes. Then spoons evenly over the tops of the yogurt panna cotta cups.
Return to the fridge and chill another two hours minimum.
Serve as is, or remove from molds.
To remove the panna cotta from the molds: Run a sharp knife around the rim of each cup. Fill a small bowl with hot water. Then hold each cup in the water for approximately 30 seconds. Place a dessert plate over the top and flip. You may have to wait a few moments for the panna cotta to release, plopping gently on the plate. Repeat with the rest.
If you won’t be able to make it to Whole Foods tomorrow, August 18th, you can still try Brown Cow’s Cream Top Greek Yogurt for FREE by entering to win today’s giveaway.
4 lucky readers will receive 1 week’s worth (7 FREE Coupons for 6oz. servings) of indulgent Cream Top Yogurt.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Brown Cow Yogurt. All yogurt-swooning opinions are my own.