You’re only 3 ingredients and less than 10 minutes away from a delicious Boozy Eggnog Panna Cotta for your Christmas gathering.
Ok, this is the easiest dessert EVER! I thought Gingerbread Cheesecake Balls were quick but this one takes the cake. I don’t think I can ever top this Eggnog Panna Cotta for sheer speediness to deliciousness ratio. In fact, I’m a little embarrassed – this barely counts as a recipe. But what the hey? It’s Christmas and we’re busy people but we still want something yum in our tums.
You need 3 ingredients. You heard me, a measly 3 ingredients.
This dessert is classy though. Pretty and classy. Just look at it. Your guests will be so impressed and think that you spent hours putting this together but I won’t tell if you won’t 🙂
Just remember, this one is adults only. While there isn’t much, there is alcohol in these and the mixture just doesn’t cook long enough or hot enough for that alcohol to get cooked out. You could also leave the alcohol out but then they wouldn’t be boozy 🙂
Ok, so you get a store-bought carton of eggnog. (I haven’t tried this with homemade so I can’t tell you what the result would be). You take 3 cups of said eggnog and pour it into a saucepan then you add your booze of choice. My choice was Drambuie which I can definitely vouch for but rum, port, pedro ximenez would be some other good substitutions. The tipple list is endless. Now give it a stir.
Next, sprinkle over your gelatine and let it sit for 5 minutes to bloom. Now, turn the heat on low and stir for roughly, ummmm, 2 minutes until the gelatine has all dissolved (it doesn’t need to boil, or even simmer for that matter). Pour it into pretty glasses and let it set in the fridge for 4 hours, until serving time.
Once set, top your Eggnog Panna Cotta with Christmas cookies that I know you have oodles of around the place or anything else you like. I topped mine with some homemade Spiced Shortbread Cookies (recipe for that one soon), double cream and nutmeg. Other great options are crumbled gingerbread cookies or brandy snaps.
Christmas dessert done!
Now you can spend more time with your guests. Merry Christmas.