This light, fresh springtime dessert is sophisticated enough to impress any dinner-party guest, but it comes together with a foolproof four-step recipe.
1 ¼cupswhole milk
8 to 10fresh mint leaves, cleaned and torn roughly
1 ½tablespoonslight brown sugar, lightly packed
Bloom gelatin by sprinkling the powder over a few teaspoons of cool water in a small bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Heat milk on stove, with fresh mint and salt, until just before boiling. (This is a technique known as scalding.) Remove milk from heat and steep with the mint for 15 minutes.
Strain mint from the milk; discard. Use ¼ cup of the scalded milk to whisk into the gelatin. In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining milk with the brown sugar until everything dissolves. Add the gelatin/milk to the mixture and whisk gently to dissolve.
Portion the mixture into four small glasses; refrigerate overnight to set. Serve with fresh blackberries.