Easy Holiday Nog Panna Cotta – the easiest no bake Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert ever! Store bought holiday nog (we love Bolthouse Farms Holiday Nog,) cream, gelatin and a pinch of salt are all you need for this rich and creamy make ahead dessert that everyone loves!
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Easy No Bake Thanksgiving or Christmas Dessert!
Some people have a calling in life. Some are called to be great leaders. While others are called to heal the sick and the dying. And some are called to make ridiculously easy desserts using store bought products. Can you guess which one I am?
Let’s face it holiday cooking can be stressful. The worst part for me is the timing. Making sure everything is ready at the same time. A great way to eliminate part of that stress is by having your dessert made ahead of time.
It’s even better when it’s an easy no bake make ahead dessert!
The secret to this easy dessert is Holiday Nog. There are several varieties out there, we love Bolthouse Farms, but I’ve used others too. I make this every year, multiple times through the holiday season.
There are even different varieties of holiday nog – some with almond milk and some with coconut milk. You can also use eggnog.
Holiday Nog Panna Cotta
Making this Holiday Nog Panna Cotta is so easy.
You start by pouring some cream into a small saucepan and sprinkling unflavored gelatin over the top. Once the gelatin has softened, you heat the cream and stir until the gelatin is dissolved. Then whisk in your holiday nog of choice and a pinch of salt.
Chill for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight. Serve with a sprinkling of nutmeg if desired.
Looking for more holiday desserts:
These Roasted Pears with Wine and Honey are an easy and elegant dessert.
This Apple Clafoutis is a cross between a pie, a custard and a cake!
These Coffee and Chocolate Espresso Shots are another easy no bake make ahead dessert!
Holiday Nog Panna Cotta
- 1 1/2 cups holiday nog
- 1 1/2 cups cream
- 2 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin one pouch
- pinch of salt
- fresh nutmeg for serving optional
- Pour the cream in a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Gently heat the cream until the gelatin dissolves.
- Turn off the heat and whisk in the holiday nog and a pinch of salt.
- Pour 1/2 cup servings into individual glasses, jars, or cups.
- Chill for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
- Garnish with a little nutmeg at serving (optional.)