This silky and creamy Panna Cotta made with matcha green tea makes an impressive yet simple dessert. Serve with fresh whipped cream and black sesame brittle for a soft and crunchy balance.
This post is sponsored by Sur La Table.
Let’s talk matcha… At first I wasn’t totally into it, you know it does have a grassy taste, but I try to think of it as an acquired taste – like whiskey! No one likes whiskey at first.
I do love daily rituals and in Japanese culture matcha is more than just another tea. The matcha green tea ritual is a mindful experience where we take a few minutes to connect with ourselves and in my case, set an intention for the day.
Besides all the physical health benefits it provides, it really helps with my anxiety. So why not add a couple teaspoons to my dessert?
I love panna cottas. They’re creamy, smooth and custard-like, not overly sweet and super easy to make. For this recipe I used ceremonial grade matcha, which has a rich and delicate flavor. This is the kind you’d get to make matcha lattes or to simply enjoy on its own with hot water.
HOW TO MAKE MATCHA PANNA COTTA
I like making my panna cotta the night before so it can chill overnight. It’s really important to get the right milk to gelatin ratio so it can set but still be wobbly without falling apart. I used a combination of milk and heavy cream, a little extra sugar to balance out the pungent tones of the matcha powder and a splash of vanilla for a little warmth.
If you want to plate a panna cotta, remember to grease the ramekins for easy unmolding. The best method to remove a panna cotta is to dip each ramekin into a bowl filled with hot water for 5 seconds. Then invert onto a serving plate. Shake it a bit to loosen if needed. To serve, whip up some fresh whipping cream and top with black sesame brittle.
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